Friday, June 22, 2007

Livingston Associates: A Public Media Search Firm.

Colorado Public Radio (KCFR in Denver, Colorado) is using Livingston Associates to search for a new Managing Editor for their interview show, Colorado Matters. Current.Org, the Public Broadcasting trade magazine, has the job posted too.

"We’re looking for an experienced public radio journalist and manager to serve as Managing Editor for Colorado Matters, our flagship daily interview program. To lead a team of producers and freelancers who have extensive radio and print experience. To help coordinate enhanced website content. This position involves collaboration with the Colorado Matters host, the Executive Producer for KCFR News, and other staff throughout the organization. Equal Opportunity Employer."

This posting really begs the question, does ONLY ONE local news show a "flagship" make? If so, that is one, big slow battleship in a very small navy! Also, it begs another question. Could a candidate get the job by simply copy-editing (basic grammar, usage, and punctuation) the job announcement and blogging on this site? If so, I think I am qualified to work at--wait, I mean manage for--KCFR News.

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(By the way, if this position is available, then why is Former Managing Producer David Hill pictured on the KCFR website? He is on the bottom row, second from the right, between Senator Ken Salazar and Congressman Tom Tancredo. Is David Hill still getting a paycheck? I hope so!)

*Colorado Public Radio FINALLY changed this one. There is an updated picture of the CURRENT KCFR News Staff on the site now. Of course, this makeshift picture will likely be replaced when they re-hire this position. Whew!

7 comments:

Cletus said...

Flagship? More like a white towel.

Jimmy James Jr. said...

This position is still unfilled. How long can a news station operate with a Managing Editor or Managing Producer?

Jimmy James Jr. said...

Scratch that last comment. If KCFR doesn't produce anything new, it seems that they could last--indefinitely--without managerial guidance. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

This post is misleading... David Hill's name is no longer listed in the CPR Staff list and hasn't been for awhile.

Apparently Colorado Matters can last a similar amount of time without a Managing Editor as KUVO can last without a CEO and President. Funny how KUVO escapes your wrath, however...

Jimmy James Jr. said...

Anonymous:

Wrath?
You realize, this is a blog, right?

JJ

Jimmy James Jr. said...

Anonymous:

Follow the link. His picture and bio are still listed. His picture is also used as part of a collage for Colorado Matters. Please feel free to inform CPR of your findings.

Regards,

The Management

Jimmy James Jr. said...

Anon:

See the updated post.
His picture is still appears on the site.

Regards,

JJ