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Newsroom Editor

Posted: May 7, 2024

Denverite is seeking an Editor.  Colorado Public Radio (Denverite’s home) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit In addition to Denverite, CPR is home to CPR News, CPR Classical, Indie 102.3, and KRCC (Southern Colorado public radio). 

About the Position:

Denverite helps people in and around Denver to be better Denverites by rewarding curiosity, inspiring critical thinking, having a bit of fun and making a big city feel like a small town.

The Denverite Editor will oversee priorities and coverage of a news site with a unique voice and perspective in Denver. This role involves thinking about news priorities as well as short-, medium- and long-term strategy and tactics -- and the wellbeing and professional progress of the Denverite staff. In assigning and editing daily coverage on the website and the newsletter, you are the on-the-ground steward of Denverite's long-term growth and mission. You will work in close collaboration with the Managing Editor for Digital, and also consult on Denver-area coverage for CPR News. 

This is not a remote position. The Denverite Editor is expected to reside in the Denver Metro area upon starting. 

About You:

We’re seeking someone with an understanding of tactical approaches to growing and serving audiences of different backgrounds and interests in a city. You should have an interest in how cities work, from city planning to legislation to neighborhood activism, and how cities play, including arts, dining, the outdoors and more. It’s important to have enthusiasm for working with a team of talented, high-energy journalists who want to cover Denver and its surroundings with big-city questions and small-town zeal – and the know-how to provide meaningful coaching and motivation as needed. You should have the ability to discuss pros and cons of specific journalistic approaches to topics or stories with reporters, fellow editors, and other staff. We’re seeking someone who can remain calm under pressure and energized by the work of shaping a young news brand. Another important consideration for us is someone with the ability to identify and champion stories that emphasize and leverage what makes a city unique.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 - 7 years of experience broadly related to the position. This experience should include:
    • Experience coaching, mentoring and managing staff, helping reporters shape their beats and assign specific stories. 
    • Experience editing stories on deadline or for long-term projects and experience with writing the occasional breaking story. Also, experience with authoring and editing newsletters. 
    • Experience using strong news judgment informed by equitable and empathetic journalistic values.
    • Experience looking up, understanding and analyzing audience data to create suggested courses of action.
  • Familiarity with working with content management systems such as WordPress.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced digital environment. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • While not required, it would be nice if you have knowledge of the Denver metro area, know how to speak Spanish and have public speaking experience.
  • While not required, it would be nice if you have experience looking at government agendas and budgets and communicating how items could be stories that clearly relate to people’s everyday lives. 

Education Equivalency:

  • None, but a related associate’s or bachelor’s degree may help contribute to the minimum years of experience needed to qualify for this position. 

Don't meet every single requirement? Research has shown that women, people of color and many marginalized communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Colorado Public Radio, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply.


Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full-time

Structure Title: Supervising Editor, News Delivery

Hiring Range: $71,900 - $95,800

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

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Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: May 17th, 2024

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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