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Multimedia Journalist

Durango, CO...

Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. (RMPM) is the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop. Over a million Coloradans turn to Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop to discover provocative and inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities every month.

The Multimedia Journalist (Durango) uses advanced shooting, editing, and writing skills to produce compelling daily content for digital and broadcast platforms. The position specializes in visualization of complex concepts, facts and data using advanced video editing, and documentary/news-style videography techniques, as well as writing and copy editing. The MMJ researches and develops original story ideas, develops sources, and investigates, gathering information, images, and audio for news reports and program segments to enrich public conversation.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
• Produces, writes, shoots, and edits local digital and broadcast-ready content - averaging one story per week - while following PBS, NPR, and FCC technical standards.
• Identifies, researches, and pitches local story ideas.
• Recruits, trains, and manages student interns in partnership with Fort Lewis College.
• Provides in-person workshops and support for students in partnership with Fort Lewis College.
• Initiates and supports meaningful dialogue with individuals and groups identified as assets in the Four Corners.
• When assigned, assists with statewide productions like Colorado Voices, Colorado Experience, pledge tapings and special programs.
• Maintains local field equipment.
• Strives to meet the mission of the organization, collaborating, as necessary, with other departments and internal and external partners.
• Vets all sources with journalistic integrity. Meets or exceeds expectations on quality control and editorial integrity of assigned productions and projects.
• Supervises editing, delivery, and distribution of segments, shows or other content.
• Ensures that content rights and releases are acquired as necessary for assigned programs.
• Other tasks as assigned and/or required.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities For All Journalism Team Members
• Attends weekly content meetings providing useful input and story ideas.
• Responsible for daily production of responsive content and special project work when required.
• Shoots, edits, and/or writes content for multiple platforms of RMPM to help further the mission of creating a Colorado where everyone feels seen and heard.
• Engages with communities in Colorado to create an open door for content. Meet with community leaders to listen to and hear story ideas. Represents RMPM at community events.
• Actively participates in RMPM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training program. Uses key standards and teachings of DEI training when producing daily responsive content generation.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable MVR; must be insurable for driving station vehicles.
• Fluency in Spanish (verbal and written) is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communications, broadcast communications, television production or related field with strong evidence of achievement.
• Strong technical abilities (ADOBE Creative Suite, Audio/Video equipment, etc.), including editing with Premiere Pro CC, and shooting with field equipment.
• Minimum 1-3 years of experience in all areas of video production.
• Possesses proven skills and abilities as an innovative and effective storyteller.
• Works responsibly within an established budget.
• Exhibits extensive experience with troubleshooting and addressing equipment failures. Possesses the ability to perform light maintenance and repairs on field equipment, including both audio and video.
• A mix of demonstrated skills, abilities and knowledge may be considered in place of educational requirements.
• Valid driver's license and an acceptable MVR insurable for driving station vehicles.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce. If you're excited about this role, feel a passion for our mission, this feels like it could be your dream job, but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply!

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Persons interested in this position must apply at

https://rmpbs.isolvedhire.com/jobs/ and please submit the following items:
• 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.
• A resume detailing education, training, and employment experience.

Position will be posted 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.


Office at the Ballantine Media Center in Fort Lewis College with work-from-home options and offsite video production. This position must be able to work a flexible schedule with occasionally long hours including some evenings and weekends. Must be able to travel throughout the state and beyond, on occasion. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The position requires the ability to lift and carry production equipment up to 50 lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Rocky Mountain Public Media embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. As such, Rocky Mountain Public Media does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Salary: $59000 - $63000 per year
Durango CO USA


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