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Thank you for your interest in employment at Rocky Mountain PBS. All job openings are posted here when they become available. Each posting lists the qualifications and procedures for application and a deadline for submissions. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

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Rocky Mountain PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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KUVO BROADCAST & SOUND ENGINEER - Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is the largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network. Rocky Mountain Public Media’s mission is to strengthen the civic fabric in communities throughout Colorado, engaging audiences through high-quality, trusted programming, community programs and partnerships, and educational initiatives that inform, enlighten and entertain. To further this mission, Rocky Mountain Public Media seeks a Broadcast & Sound Engineer to help promote our services to the audiences we serve throughout the state. 

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Ability to work 40 hours per week with odd hours varying as needed. Evaluate quality of audio, video, transport stream and network signals. Routinely interact with and troubleshoot systems incorporating Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, Linux and other operating systems. Install and integrate new equipment and cabling in all technical areas. Assist others in Engineering team with all technical and operational systems. General work on transmitters and transmission chains. Engineer live/remote broadcast performances. Ability to setup A/V projectors & communications for company conferences. Coordinate and engineer ISDN interviews & broadcasts. Respond to emergency requests to solve or provide work-around solutions for failed systems. Maintain all of KUVO’s broadcast distribution streams; Primary FM, HD1, HD2, HD3, and Streaming servers. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar technical field and/or equivalent experience. Minimum three years of experience as a hands-on engineer in a broadcast and/or post-production environment. Minimum two years of experience with setup and configuration of Windows, Mac and Linux servers and/or workstations in a domain environment. Ability to work effectively as part of a team or individually with minimal supervision. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite O365. Proven troubleshooting and analytical skills. Strong organizational skills. Establishing priorities with multiple projects under tight deadlines. Ability to create clear and precise documentation.

PERFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:  Strong working knowledge and understanding of Network infrastructure and analysis tools, including Ethernet switches, routers and firewalls. Candidates with domain experience and certification(s) experience are preferred. Working knowledge and understanding of large-scale multichannel broadcast automation systems. Strong working knowledge of post-production video and audio Mac-based editing systems and software including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools. Strong working knowledge and understanding of Fiber channel switches and network topologies is preferred. Strong working knowledge and understanding of NAS and SAN storage infrastructure and file systems. Working knowledge and understanding of complex media systems and workflows encompassing file ingest, encoding, transcoding and delivery. Working knowledge and understanding of traditional broadcast engineering standards and equipment including HD/SD digital video/audio servers, signal processors, routers, patch panels, cabling and test equipment.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Broadcast & Sound Engineer” in the subject line.
1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Compensation requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Grand Junction

Earn credits for degree requirements (unpaid)
Posted 1/9/18
 
Rocky Mountain PBS’s Western Colorado office in Grand Junction is seeking student interns to assist with various aspects of organizing its annual Kids Fun Fest, to take place at Lincoln Park on August 11th. 
 
The Rocky Mountain PBS KIDS Fun Fest is the largest free event for kids and families on the Western Slope, attracting an average of 2,000 children and families each year.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Reaching out to local businesses and organizations for sponsorships/participation
  • Coordinating with participating businesses/organizations and Grand Junction Parks & Rec to develop and plan specific aspects of the event
  • Working with RMPBS Marketing Dept. in Denver to develop advertising materials for print and online
  • Outreach to local media and implementation of marketing plan
  • Event budget planning and maintenance 
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination
RMPBS is seeking interns who are:
  • Studying mass communications or business
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Excellent communicators, both verbally and written
  • Able to develop clear and timely press releases and other media communications
  • Creative and flexible
  • Interested in marketing, promotions, and event planning and organization
  • Passionate about public media and nonprofits.
Rocky Mountain PBS is a great addition to your resume, and we are looking forward to what you can add to this high-energy event!
 
Contact: Charlie Blackmer, CharlieBlackmer@rmpbs.org or 970-245-1818

JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (MEDIA) – Denver

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This is an exceptional entry-level opportunity for a mission-minded and innovative multi-media sales professional. In this role, you will generate sponsorship revenue for television, radio, digital media and events for Rocky Mountain Public Media, one of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media organizations. As the only statewide public media station, with television, radio and digital properties, RMPM strives to enrich the lives of all Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. To further this mission, RMPM is seeking a Junior Account Executive. This position will serve as a key member of the Rocky Mountain Public Media Underwriting team.

A Master of the Art of the Sale
In this outside sales position, you will sell television sponsorship messages, print advertising, digital media and event sponsorships for Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz 89.3. An account executive in public media is similar to a salesperson in commercial broadcasting or local print media. In this consultative sales role, you will make cold-calls to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a full life cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account. While managing an account list you will also focus on developing new business.
 
Typical Duties:   Maintains productive revenue pipeline through prospecting, research, meetings, proposals, and networking.  Drafts and finalizes underwriting agreements including schedules and costs. Maintains account records, traffic orders, receivables, database input, and tracking in Salesforce.com. Qualifies copy points, and writes copy that adheres to RMPM and FCC guidelines. Provides outstanding customer service and communication to all clients, vendors, and staff. Keeps Manager of Corporate Underwriting updated on account and prospect status through regular meetings and reports.

Qualifications and Skills:  

  • 1-2 years media sales experience - broadcast radio and digital preferred
  • College degree in marketing, business or related field is preferred
  • Passion for public media -- We are looking for a BIG fan who values the programming!
  • Time and resource management skills utilized effectively to exceed sales goals
  • Ability to utilize a disciplined sales strategy to keep the process moving, work ahead and juggle multiple client interactions
  • Ability to open doors and close new business
  • Capacity to gather market data and use it to sell multiple platforms
  • Ability to craft client-focused sales proposals and presentations
  • Thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Knack for cultivating relationships built on trust and credibility
  • Patience and persistence for the occasion of a longer sales cycle
  • Collaborative personality and reverence for communication with management and peers for insight and feedback
  • A positive attitude and thoughtful demeanor
  • Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SalesForce. Experience with Scarborough, Media Audit and/or Nielsen a plus!
 
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put " Jr Account Executive-Media-Denver" in the subject line.
 
1. A cover letter detailing why you believe you would be an asset to our team, how your skills align with our needs, and any relevant experience that qualifies you for this position. Also provide information on how you learned about this job opening.

2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 

3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of your experience and achievements.

4. Compensation requirements.
 
Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Junior Multimedia Marketing Producer

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network. Rocky Mountain Public Media’s mission is to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado by engaging audiences in innovative ways with meaningful community partnerships and high-quality, trusted journalistic, educational and cultural content.

Rocky Mountain Public Media seeks a Junior Multimedia Marketing Producer. The ideal candidate for this position is someone with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field required, or equivalent, relevant job experience. This person also must be a good fit for a culture that values trust, commitment, collaboration, innovation and diversity.

TYPICAL DUTIES:  The Producer that we seek for Rocky Mountain PBS will successfully navigate a range of functions including, but not limited to:
Function as a team member, or work independently on a variety of marketing projects -- with an emphasis on video production, editing, effects and file distribution. Perform routine duties of preparing network and local program promotion and other station message spots for air.Perform creative production of Underwriting (advertising) spots based upon client needs and messaging. Conduct single or multiple camera shoots to acquire audio and video for various productions. Provide technical guidance and skills related to producing various live presentations, events and outreach efforts.Participate in local Pledge (fundraising) production including studio video and audio recording, switching and effects with Newtek Tricaster, and post production of pre-recorded pledge breaks. Produce and collaborate with team members in the production of video content exclusively for online and social applications (non-broadcast). Working with various internal and external clients as a project leader, collaborator and/or service provider. Other duties, as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field required, or equivalent, relevant job experience. High proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud projects, especially Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and related applications. Experience and demonstrated skills in videography and photography in single and multiple camera scenarios. Understanding and experience with various video codecs, compressions and delivery methods. Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications. Ability to effectively tell stories and communicate our organization’s brand through video, audio and copywriting.   Experience in conceptualizing, writing, shooting and editing video and audio for multiple platforms (online/on-air). Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, work with a team, take direction from various directors, and work within the established budget. Ability to lift and carry production equipment up to 50lbs. Possesses valid driver’s license and an acceptable Motor vehicle reports (MVR), insurable for driving station vehicles.
 
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Junior Multimedia Marketing Producer" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPBS and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Compensation requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

INVESTIGATIVE VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR – Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network. Rocky Mountain Public Media’s mission is to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado by engaging audiences in innovative ways with meaningful community partnerships and high-quality, trusted journalistic, educational and cultural content. 

Rocky Mountain Public Media seeks an Investigative Videographer/Editor to help produce the organization’s data-based, in-depth investigative journalism. The ideal candidate for this position has three years’ experience in investigative television production. This person also must be a good fit for a culture that values trust, commitment, collaboration, innovation and diversity.

This position is responsible for working with the investigative team to produce high-impact special reports, including video photography, motion graphics and editing. 

TYPICAL DUTIES:   Working with the investigative team, produce investigative packages and long-form, documentary-style specials. This includes shooting video photography; using the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite to create packages and shows such as Insight with John Ferrugia; gathering assets; creating graphics; meeting all technical requirements for broadcast, including closed captioning; versioning finished pieces for other broadcast and digital distribution. It may also include some producer-type responsibilities. Have working knowledge of Telestream transcoding process. Build a pitch reel system of commonly occurring content elements. Liaise with marketing to create compelling promotions. Liaise with engineering to meet ongoing hardware and software needs. Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3+ years’ experience in investigative video production. Demonstrated experience in producing high-quality, in-depth video storytelling. Proven technical skills. Exceptional planning, organizing, problem analysis, judgement and decision-making skills. Strong evidence of achievement in in-depth journalism. Ability to work well under pressure and adapt schedule to meet tight deadlines. Must be trustworthy, committed and collaborative, with an innate drive toward innovating the art of storytelling. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable for driving company vehicles. Spanish language skills a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Investigative Videographer/Editor” in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Compensation requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

VP NEWS - Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network. Rocky Mountain Public Media’s mission is to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado by engaging audiences in innovative ways with meaningful community partnerships and high-quality, trusted journalistic, educational and cultural content.

Rocky Mountain Public Media seeks a VP of News to lead the organization’s work in data-based, in-depth investigative journalism. The ideal candidate for this position has 10 years’ experience in investigative television and demonstrated experience in innovative and strategic planning, including executing complex partnerships with individuals and organizations. This person also must be a good fit for a culture that values trust, commitment, collaboration, innovation and diversity.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day execution of investigative news strategies, driving the collaborative work of multimedia journalism creation, curation and engagement. 

TYPICAL DUTIES:   Develops local, regional, and national programming initiatives, collaborating with internal and external partners to develop in-depth investigative data-based content of distinction that serves the public. Supervises the investigative team producing content for television, radio and digital platforms to meet goals and strategy benchmarks provided by the GM of Content. Coaches, develops and refines the team’s ability to deliver and exceed expectations. Leads development of in-depth story packages, including executive producer responsibilities regarding story identification, strategy, and investigation. Collaboratively develops best practices for content creation, distribution, and repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies on air, online and for in-person engagement. Helps lead development of business cases where new investments are necessary and works with colleagues to execute action plans to address funding gaps. Prepares and directs the budget and expenses related to the investigative team. Collaborates across the company to develop content and distribution strategies that drive continued differentiation and audience engagement and development. Other duties, as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in related field with 10+ years’ experience in investigative video production. Demonstrated experience in innovation and strategic planning related to content creation and distribution. Proven editorial skills, exceptional research skills, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional planning, organizing, problem analysis, judgement and decision-making skills required. Strong evidence of achievement in investigative reporting, long-form storytelling and production management. Ability to work well under pressure and adapt schedule to meet tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire team of creative personnel to achieve RMPBS’s shared goals. Proven capability to work within an established budget. Must be trustworthy, committed and collaborative, with an innate drive toward innovating the art of storytelling. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable for driving company vehicles. Spanish language skills a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "VP News" in the subject line.
1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPBS and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Compensation requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media is one of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media organizations. As the only statewide public media station, with television, radio and digital properties, RMPM strives to enrich the lives of all Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. To further this mission, RMPM is seeking a Development Account Executive. The ideal candidate for this position has a track record of developing new business, is skilled in providing customer service through a consultative sales process, and is driven to increase individual and team revenue generating capacity.  This position will serve as a key member of the Rocky Mountain Public Media Underwriting team.
 
This position will be responsible for the sale of on-air messages, online ads, sponsorship of outreach events, and other Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO products.  The position will be responsible for maintaining a productive revenue pipeline, managing client records, contracts, deliverables and traffic orders, and cultivating relationships with potential and current underwriters.
 
TYPICAL DUTIES:   Maintains productive revenue pipeline through prospecting, research, meetings, proposals, and networking.  Drafts and finalizes underwriting agreements including schedules and costs. Maintains account records, traffic orders, receivables, database input, and tracking in salesforce.com. Qualifies copy points, and writes copy that adheres to RMPM and FCC guidelines. Provides outstanding customer service and communication to all clients, vendors, and staff. Keeps Director of Corporate Underwriting updated on account and prospect status through regular meetings and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Four-year college degree required.  Candidates must have a proven track record of revenue-generating abilities and must be able to close sales.  Qualified candidates will also possess skills at identifying and overcoming sales objections, have an ability to persuade, be able to prioritize, and be able to effectively communicate. Spanish language skills and prior media sales experience a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Development Account Executive" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Compensation requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Contract Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc., will be issuing a Request for Proposal for managed services for IT help desk, network and servers.  For further information or to be included for consideration, please send an email to msrfp@rmpbs.org​.

Denver News and Production Internships

Rocky Mountain PBS offers a hands-on internship program in local television production and is looking for applicants for the next school semester. Multiple internships are offered within the Content Department each academic semester. Students will have the opportunity to join content production teams as they work on a variety of long-form television productions including on-location video production. Our interns have gone on to work at The Denver Post, The Colorado Film Commission, KODE-TV, Mr. Robot, and FOX31.

Production Internships Available

Qualifications and Requirements

  • All internships are un-paid
  • 10-20 hours (minimum) per week on a consistent schedule
  • Preference given to currently enrolled college-level students studying communications, journalism, video production and/or film production. Course credit is preferred.
  • Must have basic knowledge of television production, camera equipment, editing software and terminology
  • Be excited to learn something new each day

To Apply
Submit your application directly to the contact person listed in the position description for the opportunity that interests you. Your application should include a resume, and a cover letter that summarizes your education, experience, and interest in the position. Qualified candidates will be called for an interview after the application deadline.

 

Spring Semester:
Late January-May
Summer Semester:
May-August
Fall Semester:
September-December
Applications Due:
January 5th
Applications Due:
April 1st
Applications Due:
August 1st


 

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Mission

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