Employment Information

The Colorado Sound offers unique and diverse music discovery programming. We are based in Northern Colorado but heard throughout the state, across the country, and around the world. The Colorado Sound brings the spirit and soul of Colorado to our listeners through a cross-genre mix of new music, familiar favorites, and regional standouts.

Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CRNC) is our 501(c)3 parent organization.

The Colorado Sound is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Promotions Assistant and On-Air Host (The Colorado Sound)

Summary:

The Promotions Assistant/On-Air Host assists with promotions and events for The Colorado Sound (KJAC) in order to promote the station’s image, presence, and connections in the community. The position also hosts a weekly weekend air shift and serves as a fill-in host in case of illness or vacation of the regular on-air hosts. This position will also participate in on-air membership drives.

Essential Functions:

  • Finds relevant curated content that resonates with Colorado Sound listeners.
  • Represents The Colorado Sound in external communications with content and distribution partners.
  • Engages with the audience.
  • Sort, categorize and distribute giveaways weekly.
  • Live and voice tracking for The Colorado Sound music show shifts as requested.
  • Regular weekend air shift.
  • Participates in membership drives and other fundraising activities.
  • Represents The Colorado Sound in the local music community at select events.
  • Participates in regular air check sessions with the Program Director.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Social media skills across a wide variety of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and others.
  • FCC and EAS guidelines and requirements.
  • Triple A music format.

Skills

  • Skill in communicating effectively on air.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Writing skills, including short and effective headline writing, engaging video introductions and image captions, and structured text for easy reading.
  • Interview and production skills.
  • Efficient user of technology.
  • Skill in using broadcast, digital recording, and editing equipment, including Adobe Audition, Wide Orbit, or other automation systems.
  • Good organization project management skills.

Abilities

  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work professionally, with ethics and integrity, and maintain confidentiality when required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing utilizing proper grammar.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities at once, and shift gears quickly.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment in line with CRNC strategic goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with fellow employees and the community at large.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous demands, organizing and completing tasks as set by the Program Director.
  • Ability to commit to and demonstrate supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Ability to work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at CRNC and within the public broadcasting system.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in live broadcasting.
  • Must live in the Northern Colorado area (or be willing to travel to be onsite).
  • Access to reliable transportation.

Read the full job description here

Please check the KUNC website for additional potential opportunities. 

KUNC and The Colorado Sound are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage diversity in the workplace.

EEO Reports

2020 EEO Report (PDF)

2019 EEO Report (PDF)