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. 

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SOUTHERN COLORADO REGIONAL DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TIM GILL CENTER FOR PUBLIC MEDIA

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile leader-fundraiser to oversee our Southern Colorado offices in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, including serving as the executive director of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, an established collaboration between 21 organizations spanning public media, higher education and public libraries. This position is responsible for all fundraising efforts in Southern Colorado and serves a key role on the senior management team of this statewide organization, coordinating with functional managers in the Rocky Mountain PBS corporate office located in Denver to help execute overall strategy for the organization.

Successful candidates will have a passion for fearless fundraising to increase membership, underwriting sales, sponsorship and major donor investment; a demonstrated ability to lead high performing teams, both formal and informal; and an innate predilection for sustainable collaboration to forward our work with myriad partners throughout the state and nation.

Prior successful sales and/or fundraising experience a must. Public speaking and data analysis skills required. Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates should have an eye toward the evolution of public media and be adept at evangelizing the mission and impact of Rocky Mountain PBS.

QUALIFICATIONS:  At least 5-7 years of management experience in sales/fundraising, marketing, media, and/or business is necessary. Four-year degree required with a preference in Business, Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or comparable area of study. MBA or comparable advanced degree a plus. Must demonstrate success in fundraising/sales. In-depth knowledge of the communities served by Rocky Mountain PBS in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and/or other southern Colorado region preferred. Demonstrated ability to conduct successful ongoing revenue campaigns in support of strategic initiatives is necessary.  History of leading successful and sustainable collaborations ideal. Spanish language skills a plus. Exceptional communications and public speaking skills a must.

TYPICAL DUTIES:   
Helps develop and lead the organization’s overall strategy and fundraising execution in southern Colorado. Ensures financial goals are met or exceeded through underwriting sales, sponsorship of strategic initiatives, membership growth and engagement, and major donor cultivation. Leads sustainable collaboration with existing partners and explores new opportunities to increase revenue and relevancy. Conducts ongoing performance evaluation in support of both program and revenue goals in order to increase sustainability. Ascertains community needs and works with staff, volunteers and community partners to develop and implement appropriate strategies to maximize local/regional organizational impact. Maintains working relationships between Rocky Mountain PBS and local print and broadcast media, civic and professional organizations, and appropriate governmental agencies to promote awareness of compelling programs and initiatives. Leads high performing team of staff, partners and leadership volunteers.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "Southern CO Regional Director" 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


SALESFORCE & SALES SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR

Rocky Mountain PBS is looking for a PT Salesforce & Sales Support Administrator. This position is an administrative support position for the underwriting staff at KRMA, and eventually all underwriting staff at Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO. The Salesforce & Sales Support Admin works to provide sales and revenue support as directed by the Director of Corporate Underwriting. Duties include managing, updating and reconciling Salesforce CRM database, and assisting Account Representatives with spot creation. Salesforce & Sales Support Admin will also support Underwriting Assistant Manager and Director of Corporate Underwriting on various projects including training, sales prospecting, workflow & revenue generation.

QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year college degree required. Expert skills in Salesforce and Salesforce Administration. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy a must. Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Excel. Previous research, data management, media experience, bookkeeping and reporting experience strongly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish a plus. Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Highly accurate with keen attention to detail.

TYPICAL DUTIES: Performs update and maintenance duties for the CRM database, Salesforce, and provides support for all elements of database management for Underwriting Department including campaigns and reporting. Weekly reconciliation of Salesforce revenue against new closed contracts. Will temporarily reconcile Salesforce revenue against Revenue Reports, until all revenue reports are generated exclusively from Salesforce. Sends out Weekly Revenue Report and Dashboards from Salesforce. Salesforce Quality Control and Opportunities: identify opportunities, check for duplicate entries, current information, updated sales pipelines, etc. Train Underwriting Staff on Salesforce best practices. Assist in transitioning accounts during personnel changes in Salesforce. Assist Underwriting Sales Team with Sales Support. Spot Creation: meet with Account Executive to learn client deliverables & deadlines. Develop spot script(s), adhering to FCC and network standards. Procure photos, video clips and logo from client. Coordinate spot development, obtain Account Executive approval. Create Work Order to Production and submit creative materials. Web Ads: meet with Account Executive to learn client deliverables & deadlines. Procure camera-ready art from client. Upload to Doubleclick for Publishers. Provide metrics for client. Act cooperatively with Director & Assistant Manager of Corporate Underwriting to support Account Executives and help identify revenue opportunities. Represent the network in a manner that is consistent with Rocky Mountain PBS’s standards and mission/values. Self-Management: demonstrating excellent time management, discipline, organizational, and follow up skills which will allow Account Executives to maximize revenue opportunities. Customer Service: providing prompt, professional information, answers and solutions to clients while in full compliance of FCC guidelines. Strong written and Oral Communication: communicating clearly and effectively. Personal Effectiveness: ability to impact Salesforce utilization. Interpersonal Skills: effectively communicating, building rapport and relating well to all levels of station personnel, clients and vendors. Individual and Team Goal Orientation: energetically focusing efforts on meeting goals, mission and objectives. Understand underwriting workflow, including contract fulfillment elements. Works cooperatively with all station departments including Engineering, Traffic, Production, Programming and Finance.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "Salesforce & Sales Support Administrator" 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


RECEPTIONIST/AUDIENCE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a driven, customer-focused people person who is interested in learning and working in multiple facets of our high-performing team. The ideal candidate for the position of Receptionist/Audience Services Representative has a passion for the nonprofit/public media sector and a desire to lead successful customer service interactions on the phone, in person and through email. This position serves as the front-line contact for anyone visiting our flagship station in Denver, as well as provides back-up support to various departments as needed. In the past, this position has served as a springboard for advancement for effective, self-motivated individuals looking to achieve their longer term career goals. Database and customer service experience desired. Spanish language skills are a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year college degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Ability to deal in person and by telephone and email with a variety of individuals with tact and efficiency a must. Demonstrated PC experience to include Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated excellence as an effective oral and written communicator necessary. Data management skills and great attention to detail desired. Strong customer service skills a must. Spanish language skills a plus.

TYPICAL DUTIES: Serves as station first contact and receptionist as a key member of the Community Engagement and Audience Services department. Interacts with the public by properly identifying and routing incoming calls, inquiries and visitors. Maintains building access with regard to front entrance during normal business hours including accurately logging all visitors and guests admitted. Distributes daily incoming mail, signs for deliveries and notifies employees of packages received. Responsible for the maintenance of supplies and servicing needs of the mailing equipment. Also provides training on the postage machine as needed. Responsible for maintaining the procedure manual for the receptionist/front desk duties by updating as necessary. In addition, will train all internal staff or temporary help who assist with the receptionist duties on the necessary functions. Recruit and manage volunteers and staff to ensure the front desk has complete coverage during business hours. Performs other duties and projects as assigned in order to cross-train in other departments to identify strengths and opportunities to advance the work of Rocky Mountain PBS and its portfolio of brands.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "Receptionist/Audience Service Rep" 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a digital native to lead its evolving Digital Communications and Marketing team. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, based in Denver, serves the Rocky Mountain region as a PBS and NPR affiliate with an expanding portfolio of digital assets, including applications, multiple websites, a robust social media presence, myriad brands such as Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, KUVO Jazz Radio and more. We are seeking the right leader to execute a multi-platform vision based on fully leveraging all aspects of the organization’s brand. In addition to leading a team of innovative, cutting-edge content creators, this person will be responsible for strategically leading the daily operation of Rocky Mountain PBS’ marketing and branding efforts.  

Successful candidates will have the ability to think entrepreneurially, with self-motivation, new approaches to audience engagement, and the ability to measure and report progress. They will have experience building brands with an emphasis on digital platforms. They will be adept to change, comfortable leading a high performing team, and be able to leverage knowledge to the collective benefit of the organization as Rocky Mountain PBS works to adapt to changing audience behaviors. Public speaking and data analysis skills are a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates should have an eye toward the evolution of digital communications and public media in general, work well with others, and be adept at public speaking and training others.

QUALIFICATIONS:  At least 3-5 years of management experience in digital platforms, marketing, media, and/or brand leadership or equivalent experience. BA required with a preference in Business, Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or comparable area of study. MBA or comparable advanced degree a plus. Must demonstrate success in managing staff and budgets. Prefer experience with brand management, strategic digital content creation, and a demonstrated ability in working closely with membership, sales, and production teams.  Spanish language skills a plus.

 TYPICAL DUTIES:   Develops and leads the organization’s marketing, branding and digital strategy and execution. Develop strategy and lead message integration across all platforms to build and grow brand equity. Create and oversee execution of marketing and promotion plans, on-air implementation, and in-house creative on all platforms to support Rocky Mountain PBS’ initiatives, programs, fundraising and engagement efforts.  Research/identify audience engagement patterns and key market trends to hone target messages, look/feel and revenue opportunities. Oversee print collateral, premiums and relationships with outside vendors. Oversee all written documents, publicity and media relations.  Maintain current partnerships and build new collaborations to benefit brand. Oversee organization’s digital efforts, which includes leadership over the following: Compiling and analyzing digital data for smarter messaging and engagement; Producing, managing and tracking e-marketing and cultivation campaigns; Targeted newsletters and promotions; Social media; Surveys and data collection and analysis. Proposes, administers and oversees all brand activities for Rocky Mountain PBS, including community outreach, media relations and online promotions. Proposes, administers and oversees all paid, trade and earned advertising campaigns for Rocky Mountain PBS, and maintains a strong relationship with local, regional and national print, online and broadcast media, as well as civic and professional organizations and governmental agencies to promote awareness of Rocky Mountain PBS programming and activities. Works closely with appropriate managers to ensure consistent image on-air, online and in print materials produced by or for Rocky Mountain PBS. 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "Director of Digital Marketing" 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IT & BROADCAST SUPPORT ENGINEER - DENVER

Rocky Mountain PBS is looking for an IT & Broadcast Support Engineer.  This person will work closely with the IT Systems Administrator to provide networking and Windows OS desktop support to staff in Denver as well as our regional offices on the Western Slope and Southern Colorado.  This person will directly interface with contracted networking and security vendors as needed, while reducing reliance upon the contractor for day-to-day networking tasks specifically.  This person will work mainly in our Denver office, however occasional travel to regional offices in Colorado may be required.

TYPICAL DUTIES: Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field, and 2-3 years of experience providing desktop and network support. Certifications such as SBE CTO, CompTIA A+ or CompTIA CDIA are desirable. Strong understanding of IP addressing in the configuration of LANs/VLANs/WANs, of VPN implementation, and of IP switchers, routers and firewalls. Strong understanding of security in systems administration work.  Active Directory, network printing, file sharing and security experience. Experience in a broadcast environment is a plus.  Excellent customer service skills; strong commitment to customer service. Excellent coordination, collaboration, writing, and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and organizational skills; project planning and project management skills preferred.  Ability to multi-task & work independently, and within a team, under pressure. MAC OS experience a plus.  Database management a plus. Programming experience a plus. Regular and consistent on site attendance is required. Ability to work some nights and weekends as scheduled. Must possess a valid driver’s license, with the ability to travel in state. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Provide technical support for IP networking and security across regional administrative and broadcast facilities in Colorado, including equipment installation, preventative maintenance, repairs and training in the use of hardware and software.  Isolate network problems and work with 3rd party vendors and other resources for resolution.  Update and upgrade network servers, systems and software. Provide desktop, laptop and printer support to users working with Windows software applications, including Windows OS and Microsoft Office and Outlook 365 products. Maintain the security and integrity of the desktop environment; apply patches and updates as needed and deploy, restore, repair and upgrade hardware and software as needed. Create detailed documentation for Engineering and IT departments, including inventory databases of hardware, software and IP addressing. Support broadcast network workstations, servers, satellite receivers, switching/networking, NICs, monitoring and broadcast equipment. Install, configure, and troubleshoot program delivery platforms from multiple vendors. Provide periodic on-call support requiring availability both via cell phone and physical access to the network within one-hour.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "IT & Broadcast Support Engineer" 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


INSIDE ENERGY ENGAGEMENT EDITOR

Inside Energy (IE) is the new local journalism collaboration that serves in-depth, research-based energy reporting to public media regionally and nationally. The Engagement Editor is based in Denver, at Rocky Mountain PBS, and is part of a seven-person Inside Energy team. Eight public media stations in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota comprise Inside Energy. They are: Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC public radio, Colorado Public Television, Wyoming Public Television, Wyoming Public Media and Prairie Public (television and radio in North Dakota). The Engagement Editor is the public voice of Inside Energy. This editor focuses on serving all digital audiences, including desktop, mobile and social platforms, pushing content to other organizations and curating other energy content through IE. The Engagement Editor works with the Executive Editor to identify key analytics that indicate audience engagement with content and to develop dashboards that allow for daily sharing of that information with the Inside Energy member stations.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Taking the lead role in developing engagement opportunities for Inside Energy. Driving digital and in-person engagement with Inside Energy content. Developing, maintaining and upgrading the IE web presence. Developing and maintaining relationships with digital staff at partner stations. Maintaining and tracking engagement, content and other metrics. Identifying content from other publications, blogs and social channels that illuminates or expands on Inside Energy content. Developing an engaging curated presentation of that content, working with the river of news. Monitoring social channels for conversations that Inside Energy can join. Identifying comments or responses to Inside Energy content across all channels that invite engagement; working with reporters/editors to enter those conversations. Tracking curated content over time, identifying potential content partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A four year undergraduate degree in communications or related field. 3 years of experience working in a similar digital capacity is preferred. Demonstrated editing and writing skills. Understanding of web tools and basic web design for user functionality. Strong knowledge of existing and emerging social media platforms and best practices. Proficiency in reading, analyzing and interpreting web and social media metrics. Familiarity with curation strategy. Familiarity with database journalism. Spanish language skills are a plus.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org. Please put "INSIDE ENERGY ENGAGEMENT EDITOR" in the subject line.
1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit Inside Energy's 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 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 Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

Production Intern for Arts District & Documentaries - Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver

Arts District is our weekly arts & culture series, Thursdays @ 730pm & www.rmpbs.org/artsdistrict. Documentary is “Red Power Energy” about 14 American Indian Energy in a 5 state region

  • Work Schedule: Anytime between 8am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays. Some shoots may fall on a Saturday. 10- 15 hours per week. Commitment for entire semester or 1-2 quarters required.
  • Position Description: The Arts District & Red Power Energy Intern reports directly to Executive Producer Lisa D. Olken and aids her with all duties related to pre-production, production and post-production. You may also assist Arts District Host/Reporter Carrie Saldo and Digital Engagement Editor, Alexa Corcoran. You will have a desk, email and phone.
  • Duties include but are not limited to:
    PRE-PRODUCTION
    - Administrative work with media files, drives, and databases
    - Writing synopsis with hyperlinks and tags for social media
    - Sending out emails and correspondence to featured local artists
    - Creating the weekly, statewide ‘Arts For All’ Calendar for air and website
    - Researching Local art and artists
    - Lodging & Travel Arrangements for AD and RPE
    - Locating Stock Footage for RPE o PRODUCTION
    - Assist on field shoots and work with entire crew
    - Carry, set up and break down gear
    - Photograph behind-the-scenes pics
    POST-PRODUCTION
    - Work with Adobe Premiere Editing suite
    - Edit Weekly AD Calendars for air
    - Create Screen Grab shots from media files
    - Create Media Files and Post to various sites
    - Transcribe/Log Interviews
    - May Edit Fillers or Spots as necessary
  • Learning Outcomes: Gain valuable, hands-on experience producing high quality content for local and national distribution; learn production techniques for TV, Radio and Website platforms; and learn how to tell a unique story from initial pitch to promotion to broadcast.
  • Qualifications:
    - 10 -15 hours per week

    - Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere editing software desired
    - Strong writing skills a plus
    - Social Media knowledge a plus
    - Interest in PBS, Documentaries, Art, and Non-Fiction Storytelling 
  • Looking for Articulate, Enthusiastic, Self-Motivated students with a desire for creative storytelling. If this is you, please send cover letter, resume and skill set to:
    Lisa D. Olken
    Executive Producer
    Arts | Culture | Environment
    lisaolken@rmpbs.org
    Questions?
    Email me or call 303-620-5646

Statewide List of Network Internships »

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.

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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