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Careers At Aspen Public Radio


**Please note we are actively still hiring this position. Applications previously submitted and new ones will be in consideration.

Join a growing public media organization in one of the most awe-inspiring areas of the country - the heart of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The News Director is the leader and chief editor of Aspen Public Radio’s newsroom, overseeing news staff, production, and output of news on all platforms.

We seek a sharp, curious, hard-working, team-oriented person who is excited by new media ideas, experimenting, and helping to design and grow an evolving organization.

Please see full description and application instructions in the PDF at the bottom of the page.



**Please note we are delaying hiring this position until mid-July 2020. Applications previously submitted and new ones will be in consideration.

We seek a person who is passionate about local news and audio and digital storytelling and 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.

The ideal candidate will be a journalist who can take pride in being the “voice” of the station during our highest-rated daypart, and is dedicated to connecting with listeners through their hosting.

Please see full description and application instructions in the PDF at the bottom of the page.


Diversity Statement

Roaring Fork Public Radio, Inc. (Aspen Public Radio) is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our activities or our employment practices.

Background Check
Aspen Public Radio conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Aspen Public Radio is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our stations, please notify:

Lauri Jackson
Office Administrator/Development Assistant

Aspen Public Radio
110 E. Hallam St Suite 134
Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen Public Radio posts job openings in a variety of publications listed here:

Current Magazine
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite LL05
Washington, DC 20016

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
CPB's Jobline; online posting

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy careers

National Association of Black Journalists
University of Maryland
8701-A Adelphi Road, Adelphi,
MD 20783-1716

Online posting; In print if they choose it for print

Greater Public

Higher Ed Jobs
328 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 300
State College, PA 16803
Fax: 814-861-3082

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
1050 Connecticute Ave NW, FI 5th
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-662-7145
Fax: 202-662-7144

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
Online posting

National Hispanic Media Coalition
55 S Grand Avenue
Pasadena CA, 91105
626-792-6462 Fax: 626-792-6051

Native American Journalists Association
University of Oklahoma Gaylord College
395 West Lindsey
Norman, OK 73019-4201

Public Media Business Association (PMBA)
Industry job listings; online posting

Radio-Television News Directors Association's Newsroom Diversity Project
1025 F Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-659-6510 Fax: 202-223-4007

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-927-8000 Fax: 317-920-4789

South Asian Journalists Association
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027