News Reporter

September 13, 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type
Confidential Listing?


91.5 KRCC is dedicated to covering a changing Southern Colorado, a rapidly growing area of the state and emblematic of the urban-rural divide. We seek a reporter willing to embrace the challenges and nuances of the region, someone who is equally comfortable spending a little time with a story as well as working on a tight deadline.

We seek a reporter with a minimum of two years of experience and a strong sense of journalism ethics, who always keeps the mission of public media at the forefront. This person will also serve as a backup on-air host, to include the delivery of live newscasts.

Editing experience helpful but not required; ability/willingness to work with interns is helpful but not required.

Also, must enjoy looking at Pikes Peak daily, or at least find the thought appealing.

Full listing and information on how to apply can be found here.


• Manage, plan, create, report, edit and produce multiple weekly segments for broadcast during Morning Edition, All Things Considered or other programming in conjunction with the KRCC Managing Editor; engineer and edit interviews, mix in editing software; write copy and post web versions of the same stories to to include photography and other visual elements as warranted.
• Supervise, train, provide work direction and problem solving assistance for freelancers and student workers and/or interns; assist in reviewing or overseeing work of less-experienced staff and serve as an editor for freelancers working on assigned special projects at the direction of the Managing Editor.
• Produce high quality audio pieces able to be pitched for national broadcast on NPR or other distributor.
• Direct, manage, edit, and schedule reporting as a backup for the Managing Editor.
• Assist with general KRCC station social media and website management.
• Oversee hosting of Morning Edition and/or All Things Considered in a backup capacity, to include board operation, and newscast gathering and delivery.
• Serve as a KRCC reporter as requested by Managing Editor for general assignments and in times of breaking news, to include on-call hours.
• Serve as on-air talent during membership drives as well as assist with all membership drive operations as needed.
• Coordinate and implement multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Participate in station activities as warranted.
• Exercise sound and ethical judgment, with a commitment to standards of objectivity, balance and fairness; directing Producers and Freelancers in this aspect of local program production.
• Maintain working knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to ensure adherence.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of experience as a producer or journalist for print, radio, or online news or culture sites, including experience producing and reporting multi-media for online media sites; proficient with Mac OSX, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Audition, Photoshop, or similar programs; familiarity with HTML; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to think critically and solve problems.

Full listing and information on how to apply can be found here.

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