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BROADCAST JOURNALIST: ARTS & CULTURE

Experienced broadcast journalist, with a love for public radio and a passion for covering arts and culture, needed to join growing four-person news team at Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, CO.

Aspen Public Radio is a forty-year-old public media organization serving the vibrant Roaring Fork Valley, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We seek a sharp, curious, and team-oriented person with a healthy sense of humor. Our culture is friendly and familiar, but we are professional broadcasters with high standards.

Who We Are Looking For:
Aspen Public Radio is seeking to hire an experienced broadcast journalist with a strong skill set that includes reporting, writing, producing, and anchoring. We are looking for someone who is, above all, a good reporter. We also want you to be a strong writer, have solid broadcast production skills, and be comfortable delivering live newscasts and conducting live interviews on the air. Among other duties, you will be covering a fun and interesting beat that is focused on Aspen’s extensive arts and culture sector, including both hard and soft news related to nonprofits and arts and cultural organizations and events, covering organizations such as the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Words, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, X-Games, Aspen Gay Ski Week, the annual Food & Wine Classic, and countless other events large and small.

This broadcast journalist will join a growing team of other broadcast journalists at the station who also report, write, produce, and anchor as part of their daily duties. You will be responsible for bringing ideas to the team which advance how the power of radio can be used to tell meaningful stories. You are a multitasker, able to work on in-depth stories and breaking news pieces simultaneously. And you care deeply about connecting with our unique community in a way that continually improves our public service to our community’s diverse stakeholders.

Duties:
• Produce high-quality, accurate, and ethical reporting.
• Write and produce daily spot news and weekly features and interviews.
• Cultivate a pool of sources throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
• Produce digital content for our website and social media channels.
• Anchor morning and afternoon newscasts as assigned.
• Serve as local show producer for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
• Participate in the production of live events.
• Serve as an editor of your colleague’s copy.
• Work with the news director and regional NPR editors to nationalize local stories.
• Participate in trainings and workshops.
• Attend donor and station events and participate in on-air fundraising drives.

Required Qualifications:
• Solid experience in radio reporting, audio editing and production, and on-air anchoring.
• Deep knowledge of the ethics and practices of journalism.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Understanding of the purpose and mission of public broadcasting.
• Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines on a regular basis.
• Well-practiced collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of issues facing ski towns, the Western Slope of Colorado, and the West.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and an audio reporting example to jobs@aspenpublicradio.org with “Broadcast Journalist – Arts and Culture” in the subject line. Application review will begin November 29. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Aspen Public Radio news director, requiring availability for day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. It is required that this employee be a year-round resident in the Roaring Fork Valley. APR offers full-time staff benefits including employer-paid health insurance, 403(b) match, and paid vacation. Ski pass financing and rapid transit bus pass financing is available. Relocation support is available. Salary is $60,000.

Aspen Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

BROADCAST JOURNALIST: MORNING EDITION ANCHOR

Experienced broadcast journalist, with a love for public radio and morning light, needed to join a four-person news team as Morning Edition anchor at Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, CO.

Aspen Public Radio is a forty-year-old public media organization serving the vibrant Roaring Fork Valley, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We seek a professional broadcast journalist with high standards to keep our listeners informed and engaged via the radio, digital channels, and public events.

Who We Are Looking For:
We seek an experienced broadcast journalist with a skill set that includes anchoring, writing, producing, and reporting.

Anchoring Morning Edition is the primary focus of this position, but the job requires a journalist who can also report on breaking news, write broadcast copy, and produce quality audio under tight deadlines. You will join other journalists at the station who also report, write, produce, and anchor.

Duties:
• Anchor Morning Edition.
• Report, write, produce, and deliver live newscasts.
• Serve as general reporter, writer, and producer in addition to morning anchor.
• Produce high-quality, accurate, and ethical broadcast journalism.
• Produce digital content.
• Anchor and produce live remote broadcasts and public events.
• Participate in trainings and workshops.
• Attend donor and station events and participate in on-air fundraising drives.

Required Qualifications:
• Experience as a live on-air announcer, broadcast writer, radio reporter, and audio producer.
• Deep knowledge of the ethics and practices of journalism.
• Good understanding of the issues facing Colorado’s Western Slope.
• Appreciation for the purpose and mission of public broadcasting.
• Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines on a regular basis.
• Well-practiced collaboration skills
• Enthusiasm for the Rocky Mountains.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and three audio samples to jobs@aspenpublicradio.org with “Broadcast Journalist – Morning Edition Anchor” in the subject line. Application review will begin as soon as November 29, with a start date of January 3, 2022 or later. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Aspen Public Radio news director, requiring availability for day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. It is required that this employee be a year-round resident in the Roaring Fork Valley. APR offers full-time staff benefits including employer-paid health insurance, 403(b) match, and paid vacation. Ski pass financing and rapid transit bus pass financing is available. Relocation support is available. Salary is $60,000.

Aspen Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

Aspen Public Radio posts job openings in a variety of publications and platforms, including but not limited to:

Current Magazine (Public Media Jobs)

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Colorado Broadcasters Association

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

National Association of Black Journalists

Public Media Journalists Association

Society of Professional Journalists

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Educational Telecommunications Association

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Native American Journalists Association

Public Media Business Association

Radio-Television News Directors Association's Newsroom Diversity Project

Society of Professional Journalists

South Asian Journalists Association

Greater Public

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