Job opening: KGNU seeks a Station Manager

kgnu logoKGNU Community Radio, broadcast from Boulder and Denver, Colorado, and streamed online, seeks a full-time Station Manager to lead their nonprofit broadcast and online media organization. See for required and desired qualifications. Please email your application to by March 5, 2015. No phone calls, please. KGNU is an EEOC employer.



One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a digital native to lead its evolving Digital Communications and Marketing team. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, based in Denver, serves the Rocky Mountain region as a PBS and NPR affiliate with an expanding portfolio of digital assets, including applications, multiple websites, a robust social media presence, myriad brands such as Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, KUVO Jazz Radio and more. We are seeking the right leader to execute a multi-platform vision based on fully leveraging all aspects of the organization’s brand. In addition to leading a team of innovative, cutting-edge content creators, this person will be responsible for strategically leading the daily operation of Rocky Mountain PBS’ marketing and branding efforts.

Successful candidates will have the ability to think entrepreneurially, with self-motivation, new approaches to audience engagement, and the ability to measure and report progress. They will have experience building brands with an emphasis on digital platforms. They will be adept to change, comfortable leading a high performing team, and be able to leverage knowledge to the collective benefit of the organization as Rocky Mountain PBS works to adapt to changing audience behaviors. Public speaking and data analysis skills are a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates should have an eye toward the evolution of digital communications and public media in general, work well with others, and be adept at public speaking and training others.

QUALIFICATIONS:  At least 3-5 years of management experience in digital platforms, marketing, media, and/or brand leadership or equivalent experience. BA required with a preference in Business, Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or comparable area of study. MBA or comparable advanced degree a plus. Must demonstrate success in managing staff and budgets. Prefer experience with brand management, strategic digital content creation, and a demonstrated ability in working closely with membership, sales, and production teams.  Spanish language skills a plus.

 TYPICAL DUTIES:   Develops and leads the organization’s marketing, branding and digital strategy and execution. Develop strategy and lead message integration across all platforms to build and grow brand equity. Create and oversee execution of marketing and promotion plans, on-air implementation, and in-house creative on all platforms to support Rocky Mountain PBS’ initiatives, programs, fundraising and engagement efforts.  Research/identify audience engagement patterns and key market trends to hone target messages, look/feel and revenue opportunities. Oversee print collateral, premiums and relationships with outside vendors. Oversee all written documents, publicity and media relations.  Maintain current partnerships and build new collaborations to benefit brand. Oversee organization’s digital efforts, which includes leadership over the following: Compiling and analyzing digital data for smarter messaging and engagement; Producing, managing and tracking e-marketing and cultivation campaigns; Targeted newsletters and promotions; Social media; Surveys and data collection and analysis. Proposes, administers and oversees all brand activities for Rocky Mountain PBS, including community outreach, media relations and online promotions. Proposes, administers and oversees all paid, trade and earned advertising campaigns for Rocky Mountain PBS, and maintains a strong relationship with local, regional and national print, online and broadcast media, as well as civic and professional organizations and governmental agencies to promote awareness of Rocky Mountain PBS programming and activities. Works closely with appropriate managers to ensure consistent image on-air, online and in print materials produced by or for Rocky Mountain PBS.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to Please put “Director of Digital Marketing” in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant’s qualifications fit RMPBS’ needs and stating how you found out about this opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience and achievements.
4. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at until filled. No phone calls please. 

KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


HELP WANTED: Arts Reporter / Assistant Editor – Colorado Public Radio

helpwanted02Colorado Public Radio seeks an experienced Arts Reporter/Assistant Editor with a solid journalism background to join its Arts Bureau.

 The Arts Reporter/Assistant Editor  covers all aspects of Colorado’s arts and culture communities and produces content for radio and the online arts hub (text, video, social media, still images etc).

As a member of the CPR Arts Bureau, this individual will deliver work across all three of CPR’s programming services — News, Classical, and OpenAir.

The position also entails assisting the Arts Editor with editing web- and audio-based content.

Work includes producing in-depth feature stories, blog posts, social media feeds, and live events about culture-related happenings, trends, issues, and ideas.

The goal is to give people a deep understanding of the broad range of arts news, issues and activities around the state.

Core responsibilities: 

Research, write, report, edit, and voice a wide variety of stories and series for the weekly arts show morning and afternoon news magazines, and, occasionally, CPR’s interview program Colorado Matters.

Work with the digital news team on re-purposing existing content for the online arts hub.

Collaborate with the Arts Editor and news department on optimal placement of material, i.e. weekly arts show, news magazines, newscasts, and Colorado Matters.

Provide regular short features on arts stories and on CPR’s two music services.

Help produce live events related to beat issues, and work as needed with regional partners and other resources to develop content in the subject area.

Share copy editing responsibilities with the Arts Editor, and potentially fill-in hosting duties on air.

Consult with arts contributors and cultivates sources broadly in the arts community for story ideas and contacts.

Participate in all assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Minimum 5 years public radio news experience including a strong understanding of public radio news values and ethics as well as good news judgment.

Demonstrable passion for arts journalism, possess strong interpersonal skills with a team orientation and have the ability to work independently and interdependently to achieve goals.

Understanding of the national and international arts landscape and the role that the arts play in people’s lives.

Good organizational skills are a must along with the ability to create lively, in-depth stories for different media (radio, online, live space etc).

Proficiency with juggling several projects and deadlines at once, attention to detail, meet deadlines and work productively and efficiently in a team environment.

Excellent written and oral communications skills (including on-air).

Strong interest in cultural journalism; solid journalism credentials and impeccable ethical standards.

Ability to tell stories and communicate information across multimedia platforms.

Proven editorial skill set, including writing and editing for broadcast and online.

Ability to work accurately and gracefully under pressure.

Clear communication skills; can work effectively in a collaborative environment.

Application Requirements:

Please send cover letter, resume, four work samples — two written arts features for web or print plus two arts-oriented audio pieces for radio or podcast —  plus three professional references to, with Arts Reporter/Assistant Editor in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. This position is based in Denver, Colorado. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.

About this company

Colorado Public Radio is the state’s only 24/7 statewide radio network, providing 24-hour, in-depth news and classical music to people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained. As a community-driven institution, CPR promotes programs focused on thoughtful conversations and appreciation of the arts.
CPR News helps make sense of today’s constantly changing world. It’s your source for information and entertainment, including the best of NPR and the BBC, and in-depth coverage of state issues on Colorado Matters.
CPR Classical Music is an oasis of calm in today’s hectic world. It’s your source for inspiration, reaching back through 500 years to present the greatest music and the finest performances. Connect with Colorado’s vibrant classical music community on Colorado Spotlight.

Colorado Public Radio is committed to bringing weekly-listeners credible, comprehensive and insightful local news coverage, as well as class classical music and cultural perspectives. More than 90 percent of Colorado Public Radio’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations who are equally committed to the organization’s mission.


 News Director — Job Description

Reports to:     Executive Director

Summary:      The news director is primarily responsible for producing KOTO’s weekday newscast and local affairs programming. Other duties include strategic web planning, web content management, and co-production of KOTO’s live festival coverage.


  • Produce a daily newscast, determining local and regional content.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and schedule staff reporters/producers and volunteers.
    • Assign and edit reporters’ produced pieces to ensure they meet ethical and journalistic standards, as summarized by the following guidelines:
    • Seek the truth and report it;
    • Minimize harm;
    • Act independently;
    • Be accountable;
  • Prevent the broadcast of slanderous and/or libelous material.
    • Achieve a comprehensive and inclusive newscast that reports on the breadth of local community issues and subjects, including those underreported in the mainstream press, representing as many viewpoints as are available.
    • Produce public affairs programming and special coverage, including elections and emergencies.
  • Ensure web content is updated and accurate.
  • Advise executive director on website content and functionality
  • Assist in the broadcasting of Telluride town council meetings.
    • Assist, plan, and produce local public affairs programs, live broadcasts, and special event coverage.
    • Represent the News Department at San Miguel Educational Fund board of directors meeting as required.
  • Maintain equipment and make recommendations for replacement.
  • Cover on-air slots, Monday through Friday, from 5:58 until 6:30.
    • Act as news staff advocate, offering opinions and recommendations on KOTO news and public affairs programming.
    • Collect feedback and input from the community to make recommendations to the SMEF and CAB about news and public affairs programming.
  • Assist with station functions and events as requested by the executive director.

E-mail resumes to:

KUNC-FM – seeking a Morning Edition Host/Reporter.

KUNC-FM in Greeley, Colorado is seeking a Morning Edition Host/Reporter.

We are looking for a person with an engaging and conversational hosting style as well as credible news delivery and judgment. KUNC’s Morning Edition Host is responsible for preparing all station originated material including hourly newscasts, underwrites, promotional, and public service announcements . A successful candidate has at least two years of hosting, public radio news and fundraising experience. College degree preferred.

This is a great opportunity to grow with an award winning station that covers northern Colorado, mountain and resort towns, and areas along the eastern plains. Full job description and application is available at

Please submit a cover letter, resume and CD or MP3 files with examples of hosting, news anchoring and reporting to: Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Human Resources, 1901 56th Ave. Suite 200, Greeley, CO 80634 KUNC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary DOE with exceptional benefits. Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2011.

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