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Careers At Aspen Public Radio

MANAGING EDITOR

Join a growing public media organization in one of the most awe-inspiring areas of the country -  the heart of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains. The Managing Editor is the leader and chief editor of Aspen Public Radio’s newsroom, overseeing news staff, production, and output of news on all platforms. This position will lead the development of the staff’s professional skills and performance.

We seek a sharp, curious, hard-working, team-oriented person who is excited by new media ideas, experimenting and by helping to design and grow an evolving organization that has deep community roots and a large audience. Our culture is friendly and familiar, but professional with high standards. We work hard, we play hard.

The Roaring Fork Valley has a population ranging from billionaires to middle class to undocumented Central American immigrants. Two daily papers in our area offers a unique advantage to the Aspen Public Radio strategic vision of focusing on stories not being heard and deepening and contextualizing those in the public eye. Our area is unique and nuanced, with economic diversity, world-class recreation and an engaged public. 

Please see full employment description below. Full-year residence in Aspen or downvalley communities required.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references and a voice example to jobs@aspenpublicradio.org with Managing Editor in the subject line. No phone calls please. Aspen Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.


REPORTER

We are looking for someone who is passionate about local news and audio and digital storytelling. This person brings ideas about how radio/other distribution methods can be used to tell stories, through features, podcasts, online design and local programming. At least one year of professional journalism experience and deep knowledge of the ethics and practices of journalism.

The ideal person cares deeply about connecting with the community in a way that continually improves our news coverage and public service. This means cultivating sources, communicating in a timely and respectful way, preparing for interviews by conducting in-depth research, and getting to know our region outside of press releases, government agendas and event calendars.

Someone who can work on long-range stories, features and short news pieces simultaneously, help with editing, web and social media duties, and also help during pledge drives and events.

Competitive salary and benefits including employer-paid health insurance, 403(b) match, paid vacation, and passes to local music and events. Full-year residence in Aspen or downvalley communities required.

Please see full employment description below.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references and an audio sample to jobs@aspenpublicradio.org with Reporter in the subject line. Application deadline is June 21st, 2019. No phone calls please. Aspen Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.