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.

Current Open Postions: 

Scroll down to bottom for Internship opportunities in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction.

 

Leadership Giving Coordinator – Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is the largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network in Colorado. 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 full-time Leadership Giving Coordinator.

DESCRIPTION:  The Leadership Giving Coordinator plays an integral role in providing support to Rocky Mountain Public Media’s Major Gifts team, fulfilling our mission to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado. The Coordinator implements the team’s annual strategic plan, incorporating a range of activities including: monthly solicitations; gift acknowledgment; donor and prospect research; database management; administrative and capital campaign support; and major donor event coordination. An ideal candidate is tech/digital savvy, attentive to detail, donor/member-centric, conscientious, collaborative, and thrives in an energetic team environment that proactively prepares for and responds to shifting priorities. This is an opportunity to join and shape a team during a period of exciting growth as we look to fulfill a new mission and vision represented through our current capital campaign.

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Manage monthly solicitation schedule, including renewals and quarterly appeals. Process all Cornerstone Society-level gifts and gift acknowledgments. Coordinate and support the organization’s current capital campaign through documentation of activities and follow-up items, research, stakeholder communications, and material preparation. Support grant processes and activities. Maintain donor records in Salesforce and provide general assistance to current and prospective Cornerstone Society members. Provide background research on major and planned giving donors/prospects using DonorSearch. Coordinate with Cornerstone Society Manager to develop and implement an annual events and communication strategy for major donors. Coordinate all stock gifts made to the organization. Serve as the primary database administrator for the Leadership Giving department.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Four-year college degree or equivalent. Experience in and knowledge of fundraising, specifically capital campaigns, is preferred. Highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Strong customer service focus. High level of computer literacy, including experience using online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information. Salesforce experience preferred.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and write "Leadership Giving Coordinator” in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of Rocky Mountain Public Media 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.

Community Engagement Specialist – Grand Junction

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is the largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network in Colorado. 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 full-time Community Engagement Specialist.
 
DESCRIPTION:  An Engagement Outreach Specialist works in cross-functional teams, with external partners, members and viewers to plan and execute highly impactful outreach and engagement efforts that align with statewide engagement plan. To achieve our mission of strengthening the civic fabric of Colorado, this job entails providing viewer services, coordinating volunteers, interns, and executing on several events and outreach efforts each year. This role is detail oriented, works well in team environments, provides excellent customer service and is mostly outward-facing.  

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Responsible for execution of annual community engagement plan in alignment to the overall marketing and engagement strategy to fulfill the mission in the Grand Junction, Durango and Western Slope regions. Identifies, develops and maintains community partnerships that further the Rocky Mountain Public Media mission in Western Colorado to activate content and outreach efforts that align with our core content areas; education, journalism and culture.  Manages cohesive community engagement activity with volunteers and contractors to execute outreach efforts. Includes maintenance of regional volunteer database and coordination; intern coordination.  Plans and executes (with help of intern) the PBS Kids Fun Fest – an annual event in Grand Junction.  Provides customer service as the station receptionist and viewer services. Utilizes electronic tools and databases to maintain and update memberships.  Supports revenue-generating activities; including memberships, ticket sales and underwriters.  Supervisory Responsibilities: Kids Fun Fest, Other interns as assigned/needed

QUALIFICATIONS:  Four-year college degree or equivalent. Demonstrated organizational skills including effective time management. Must have excellent communication and networking skills to greet the public, answer phones, assist with other customer service related activities, and events.  Must be passionate about growing professional skill set and gaining experience in public media. Excellent computer skills with standard office systems and software, including Microsoft Office.  Must demonstrate a collaborative, team-oriented approach.  Motivated team-player to work with statewide, cross-functional teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment a must.  Strong organizational and multitasking skills. Preferred Qualifications of Position: At least one-year general office experience working with Microsoft Work and related products, database management, current students in business/public media tracks are encouraged to apply. Administrative, sales, event planning or revenue-generating experience preferred.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Community Engagement Specialist – Grand Junction” 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. 

Investigative Producer – Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media, home to Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO Jazz radio, is the largest statewide, member-supported, multi-media network in Colorado. 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 full-time Investigative Producer.

DESCRIPTION:  The investigative journalism team is seeking a producer with strong investigative and data journalism skills.

TYPICAL DUTIES:  Develop, research, write and produce ground-breaking primary investigative and long form pieces for broadcast.  Contribute story ideas and help shape editorial direction and consistency of program.  Demonstrate leadership and experience for other staff members.  Work with news team for long-term editorial planning.  Help establish and ensure that deadlines are met.  Write copy for weekly on-air program and for digital platforms.  Perform computer-assisted reporting research and database analysis alone and with other team members.  Field produce with photographers.  Help determine guests when needed periodically for weekly show.  Trains others in the above skills.  Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ experience in television news, with proven record in investigative and/or long form content.  Knowledge and skills for integrating content with accompanying digital and social platforms.  Able to travel and manage field logistics & production.  Exceptional writing and analysis skills.  Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports.  Prefer person with strong contact and resource list.  Demonstrated ability to work and use good judgment under pressure, excellent time management skills, meet deadlines, work with a team, collaborate with various producers/directors, and work within the established budget.  Flexibility to work long hours including occasional evenings, weekends and travel.  Possesses valid driver’s license and an acceptable MVR, insurable for driving station vehicles.  Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written) a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and reference "Investigative Producer” 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.

5. Any links to work reels.

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.

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


 

General Contact
Internships
Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

PH 303-620-5649
FAX 303-620-5600

Colorado Springs Production Internships
Production interns in Colorado Springs will work directly with Producer/Director Kate Perdoni to perform various functions of two in-house statewide television programs: Arts District and Colorado Experience. 
 
Arts District is a weekly arts and cultural program including local and national content, and Colorado Experience is an episodic historic overview of the state. Interns working on these programs will have the opportunity to observe, assist and will work directly with all aspects of local production, content development, and the requirements needed to meet weekly deadlines. Interns will have a unique opportunity to work with a team of broadcast journalists who are passionate about sharing compelling arts and cultural stories with our Rocky Mountain region.  
 
“…I got to edit, write, shoot, and I even got to do voice work. It seemed there was really no limit to the opportunities we could have if we were willing and motivated team players. It was truly a joyful experience, one in which I felt valued and appreciated.” 
— Doyle Hanks, Arts District Intern, Spring 2017
 
Typical Duties:
• Preproduction
◦ Research (for data, photographs, archival footage and other assets and info)
◦ Drafting shoot schedules
◦ Drafting scripts
• Production
◦ Assist on field and studio shoots (videography, lighting)
◦ Set up and break down of gear
◦ Operating teleprompter or camera as needed
• Post Production
◦ Digitizing
◦ Capturing and sorting footage
◦ Transcription 
◦ Sub-clipping and preparing sequences
◦ Basic editing
◦ Exporting .wav files or .mp4 files
• Special Projects as assigned – 10%
 ◦ Assist with social media plans
 ◦ Assist in maintenance of statewide arts and cultural calendar
 
Requirements:
• 10-20 hours (minimum) per week on a consistent schedule, up to 350 hours
• This is a non-paid internship offered to currently enrolled or recently completed college-level students studying communications, journalism, video production and/or film production.
• Must have basic knowledge of television production, camera equipment, editing software and terminology
• Interest and passion for public television and non-fiction programming
• Flexible, Independent, self motivated, personable and willing to learn
 
To Apply: 
Semester deadlines:
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
 
Grand Junction Internships

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Grand Junction

 
Earn credits for degree requirements (unpaid)
Updated 5/16/18

Rocky Mountain PBS’s Western Colorado office in Grand Junction is seeking student interns to assist with various aspects of organizing community outreach efforts.  

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reaching out to local businesses and organizations for sponsorships/participation
  • 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 (though not limited to these majors)
  • 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. 

Contact: Alex Forsett, AlexForsett@rmpbs.org or 970-245-1818

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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:

Krista Doble
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-620-5667
KristaDoble@rmpbs.org

 

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