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Newsroom Managing Producer

Posted: April 3, 2024

Summary:

This position manages a new daily podcast and a local show called "In the NoCo,” and oversees other editorial efforts in the newsroom. The Newsroom Managing Producer works with the host and production team to develop, launch, and manage relevant and engaging content for KUNC’s podcast and daily show.

Essential Functions:

  • Conceptualizes, creates, and assigns segments for the program with an emphasis on new audiences, diverse guests, sharable content, and community engagement.
  • Researches subjects, book guests, develops questions, and writes scripts, working to include diverse voices and perspectives.
  • Provides editing and technical production support.
  • Supports the “In the NoCo” social media presence and community engagement.
  • Manages and edits KUNC’s essayists who each file once a month.
  • Contributes to and helps the Digital Desk with the production of the “In the NoCo” newsletter.
  • Keeps communication lines open with other editors about upcoming segments and stories, as well as the team’s production and editing needs.
  • Participates in station on-air fundraising.
  • Mentors and fosters the professional development of the In the NoCo team and newsroom staff.
  • Participates in station events, occasionally serving as producer of newsroom events.
  • Serves as a backup to both the newscast editor and the digital managing editor.
  • Contributes to the newsroom’s source tracking efforts.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • A strong news sense.
  • An understanding of the public radio news system and its standards.
  • A background in reporting techniques and tactics.
  • A solid foundation in radio production and journalism.

Skills

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Suite, such as Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.
  • Producing radio segments.
  • Excellent communication skills. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing utilizing proper grammar.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Perform work professionally, with ethics and integrity, and maintain confidentiality when required.
  • Commitment to the professional standards of journalism.

Abilities

  • Work collaboratively, demonstrating an understanding and respect for public broadcasting in general and the diverse constituencies it serves.
  • Energetic, motivated, and thoughtful.
  • Passion for the community and public broadcasting.
  • Passion for creative storytelling, especially stories affecting Northern Colorado.
  • Fair, accurate, and ethical.
  • Curious mind and natural desire to try new things; creative thinking.
  • Learn from colleagues within our organization and from other public radio and media.
  • Work with little supervision and exercise good independent judgment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the community.
  • Developed time management skills to attend to multiple priorities and simultaneous demands, organizing and completing tasks according to their importance.
  • Actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Understand and follow the NPR guide to Ethics and Standards.
  • Work well with others, demonstrating respect for the diverse constituencies at our organization and within the public broadcasting system.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in journalism with specific experience reporting and/or producing radio segments is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required.
  • Required to be located within the Northern Colorado listening area.

Physical Demands:

The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach and lift with arms, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to frequently lift up to 30 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Work Environment:

The employee typically works indoors in a standard office environment but is required to travel to other locations for station events and donor meetings.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Community Radio for Northern Colorado’s (CRNC) mission is to strengthen our community by cultivating the mind and spirit - informing, inspiring, and entertaining. To fully live up to this mission, this position must strive to include diverse voices and amplify those from groups that are rarely heard in the media. CRNC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We strive to make CRNC an example for other media organizations by modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.

Working at CRNC:

CRNC cares deeply about our employees, and we understand that attracting, developing, and growing talent is key to our success and enhancing our impact. We value colleagues who will enhance our culture by bringing new ideas, diverse experiences, and talents to our dynamic workplace. Our goal is to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation. CRNC’s dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion is reflective in our company. We are fully focused on equality of opportunity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, experience, and all other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

Who Gets to Work Here:

We strive to recruit, hire, and create a team of employees that demonstrate these qualities:

Cultural Competency: A high level of cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace expressed in both approach and experience.

Collaboration: Effective collaboration and an appreciation of teamwork. Someone who enjoys spending time with others and respects hearing other perspectives and points of view.

Honesty: Honesty is a vital quality for our employees. We expect employees to be truthful with other employees, as well as our customers and stakeholders.

Innovation: Examining content and connections through new and energizing viewpoints. Always seeking to improve how we serve the public by being a welcoming organization to new ideas and initiatives.

Inquisitiveness: Someone who is always striving to learn more and increase their knowledge and that will use the information gathered and skills practiced improving their work performance and relationships with co-workers.

Humility: People on our team should feel pride in their work, but not to the extent of becoming arrogant.

Respect: Acknowledge people’s lived experiences and diverse viewpoints.

About CRNC:

CRNC is a community-licensed public radio station, operated by Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Inc., a 501 (c) 3, Colorado non-profit organization. 

The KUNC News Team is a group of dedicated journalists, who are committed to telling the stories of our diverse communities, reflecting the people who live in those communities, and amplifying their voices. We operate with a team mentality, creating engaging and relevant content focusing on internal and external collaboration and experimenting with content styles and distribution. KUNC is a news and information staple within northern Colorado, serving numerous rural, mountain, and city communities for over 50 years.

Our non-commercial music service, The Colorado Sound, offers unique and diverse music discovery programming. We are based in Northern Colorado but heard throughout the state, across the country, and around the world. The Colorado Sound brings the spirit and soul of Colorado to our listeners through a cross-genre mix of new music, familiar favorites, and regional standouts. KUNC, and The Colorado Sound, aim to strengthen our communities by cultivating the mind and spirit - informing, inspiring and entertaining. To fully live up to this mission, we strive to include diverse voices and amplify those from groups that are rarely heard from in the media. CRNC offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health, dental, and vision. life & short-term disability insurance, as well as 403b retirement, paid leave, and much more.

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