Jobs

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.

Rocky Mountain PBS only accepts applications/resumes for specific open positions. We do not accept or retain general applications/resumes for employment.

Rocky Mountain PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Scroll down to bottom for Internship and Contract opportunities.

ON-AIR HOST (KUVO-DENVER)

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile On-Air Host/ Production Assistant to join our team and embark upon a career in production.  This position serves the programming department as an on-air host and production assistant representing the station’s overall sound, while supporting both radio and TV.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-air, 3-4 hours each day, Monday-Friday; Selects music and keeps the playlist updated. Schedules and promote information segments in show; assists with all production needs as assigned by Production Director. Provides content for social media; schedules and conducts interviews and schedules live performances for the performance studio. Reaches out to the community for story ideas. Photographer for on-site interviews. Responsible for EAS tests, as required. Interacts with public via phone, personal appearances. Other duties, as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Articulate and able to communicate with a strong on-air presence. Experience in production, specifically Garage Band software. Able to record and produce promos and voice over announcements. Creative, independent problem solving with little or no supervision. Dependable with great customer service skills. Organized, and pays close attention to details necessary to execute duties. Professional appearance. Works well under stress and with limited resources. Knowledge of public broadcasting and non-profit organizations a plus. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Understands and supports KUVO’s mission and organizational goals.
 
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: 
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put "ON-AIR HOST/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this 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. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 

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DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE OPERATIONS (DENVER)

One of the nation’s most cutting-edge public media companies is expanding its team. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, based in Denver, serves the Rocky Mountain region as a PBS and NPR affiliate.
 
We are seeking an experienced television production manager to lead the internal production of content for distribution and/or broadcast by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Hire, train and supervise production personnel, including full time, part time, contractor, and interns. Establish and oversee annual budgets for personnel, capital or other production related costs and expenses. As part of the budgeting process, the Director will review and where appropriate recommend the acquisition and/or replacement of equipment, software, services and systems supporting the ongoing production of quality content. Lead continuous process improvement and quality control of production and creative operations.
 
Work closely with both internal and external clients to support the creation and production of requested content, including series and documentaries, news packages, interstitials, promotional messages, pledge breaks, underwriting spots, community events, and other productions. Participate in regular meetings (in person or digitally) to share rolling forecasts of projects and available resources.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates will have demonstrated academic success with a bachelor’s degree – or exceptional relevant job experience. Candidates must have at least five years’ experience in television production, with at least three years’ experience in management related to production. Spanish language is a plus.
 
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put "Director of Production/Creative Ops" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this 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. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 

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AIR OPS TECHNICIAN - DENVER

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile Air Operations Technician to join our team. This position in Rocky Mountain PBS’ Master Control department involves monitoring our television transmissions of three separate regional feeds and trouble-shooting broadcast operations.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Oversees operation of multiple channel automated master control systems; operates various media playback and record devices, including disc-based media servers and video tape machines; transfers media between various storage devices to make program material available in a timely and efficient manner; works in cooperation with Traffic/Programming department to ensure accurate and timely generation of automation play list content for all program streams; overrides automation system when necessary and manually switches all streams from common control panel. Monitors technical quality of all program streams.  Will trim, time, and check that audio and video parameters fall within FCC and ATSC specification, and that captions are present.  Monitors transmission equipment, including transmitter remote user interfaces, to ensure compliance with FCC rules.  Makes transmitter adjustments as directed; logs specific transmitter data to maintain compliance with FCC rules. Records programs from satellite and other sources.  Prepares media for integration into the automation system. Trouble-shoots various systems in Broadcast Operations, and works with other engineering and Traffic personnel to mitigate problems. Provide operational support to the Production department as needed. Provides support and assistance to engineering staff for integration, documentation, and maintenance of various systems in Broadcast Operations.  May provide engineering support to other departments as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be computer literate, and have familiarity with broadcast traffic software and basic principles of automation. Must be able to set up videotape equipment, and operate routers and master control switchers, video servers, and automation software and equipment. Must be familiar with broadcast digital video formats and with technical monitoring tools such as vector scopes, waveform monitors, and audio meters. Must possess a strong incentive to learn new technologies as they apply to television broadcast. Four-year degree required; FCC Operator Certification and/or SBE Operation Certification desirable. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Microsoft Visio drawing software is desired. Must be able to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously and efficiently.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put "Air Ops Tech" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this 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. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 

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PRODUCER/CORRESPONDENT IN-RESIDENCE - GRAND JUNCTION

Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Mass Communications, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network (RMPBN), invites applications for a Producer/Correspondent In-Residence to develop Colorado storytelling content in concert with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Mass Communication students and faculty and RMPBN producers. Reporting to the Department Head of CMU’s Department of Language, Literature, and Mass Communication, the Producer/ Correspondent in-residence will work closely with RMPBN producers to identify story topics and ideas. Teaching two courses in each of the fall and spring semesters and one course in the summer semester, the producer/correspondent will provide students with opportunities to create content to serve the needs of RMPBN and CMU students.

For details, go to www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/newempl.html. 970-248-1820. Apply by July 7, 2015.

RADIO/TV TRAFFIC TECHNICIAN - DENVER

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile Radio/TV Tech to join our team. This position supports KUVO’s and Rocky Mountain PBS’ Programming and Traffic departments. The successful candidate will be scheduling on-air interstitial material and programs and will act as a liaison between production, corporate sales and other departments in meeting deadlines for programming.

TYPICAL DUTIES: Prepares and reconciles radio and television broadcast traffic logs. Liaises between programming/ traffic execute policies and procedures of broadcast elements on-air and plans and implements program schedules. Liaises with production departments to develop and proofread copy and create, schedule and modify recorded spots. Works closely with Corporate Sales and schedules broadcast and non-broadcast elements, ensures delivery of underwriting elements, and communicates inventory availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree required. 2 years successful traffic experience in the broadcast industry. Ability to work with figures, specifically timing information, and maintain accuracy; attention to detail is essential. Must be available for on call coverage during station broadcast hours. Experience in operating and maintaining a PC based database. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Knowledge of television broadcast operations and procedures. Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the provisions of RMPBS automobile insurance. Spanish language skills a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put "Radio/Traffic Tech" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this 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. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. 

Internships

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Rocky Mountain PBS offers a hands-on internship program in local television production and is looking for applicants for the next school semester. Forward a résumé or letter outlining your area of interest and summary of education and experience. Qualified candidates will be called for an interview. All internships are non-paid.

Areas of Emphasis
Individuals are being sought for the Production Department for the coming academic year. The modules are in long form television production, station promotion and field production. The interns take an active and involved role in assigned productions. Experience in a professional, public broadcast station will give the intern a comprehensive picture of local TV production.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Background in telecommunications
  • Minimum of two years of college
  • Computer literate
  • Participate in field shoots and carry equipment
  • Commit to 8 to 20 hours per week
  • Commit to 15-week module
  • Provide own transportation
  • Previous experience or education in production preferred

Internships Available

Contact Internships with any questions or information.

Internships
Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

PH 303-620-5649
FAX 303-620-5600
E-mail our Intern Director.

Contract Opportunities

Mission

To enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain.

Vision

Rocky Mountain PBS will be the premier public media resource for all Coloradans. On-air, online and in person, we will serve our diverse communities as a convener of people, ideas and perspectives.

Public Inspection File:

For additional information or assistance with the public file, please contact:

Marissa Johnson
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-620-5704
marissajohnson@rmpbs.org

 

For archived Issues and Programming Lists and EEO files, please visit our Archived Public Inspection File section here.

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