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Below are current career opportunities at The Public's Radio. Scroll down for details.

EEO reports are at the bottom of the page.

  • Health Reporter (Grant Funded)
  • Fill-in/PT On-Air Hosts (ongoing)
  • Newsroom Internships (currently not accepting internship applications)

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Health Reporter (Grant Funded)

The Public’s Radio is seeking an individual to fill a one-year, full-time, grant funded Health Reporter position. The individual covers health news, primarily in Rhode Island and the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Major topics include Boston based Partners HealthCare’s proposed takeover of Care New England, impact of possible changes in the Affordable Care Act, medical marijuana, mental health, the opioid epidemic, and other health related topics.

The successful candidate will have excellent storytelling skills, an inventive approach, and the ability to translate complex, scientific concepts into compelling, approachable news stories and original feature reports along with a strong knowledge of health care and the impact on consumers.

Primary duties include:

1. Writes, records, and edits both short daily newscast spots and longer radio features.

2. Contributes to The Public’s Radio’s special projects.

3. Represent The Public’s Radio to the community.

4. Participates in on-air membership/pledge drives.

5. Other duties as assigned.

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years professional journalism experience required. Public radio experience is a plus. Proficiency in digital audio editing and recording is preferred but not required. 

This is a full-time grant funded position through December 2019 . The Public’s Radio offers competitive salary along with a substantial benefit package that includes: health, dental, vision, 401k, institution paid life and long-term disability insurance, and subsidized parking.

Apply online only to careers@ripr.org by January 21st, 2019 using “Health Reporter” in the subject line with cover letter, resume and three work samples provided as attachments or URLs. Work samples should include at least one audio sample. Please indicate how you learned about the job opening. 

No Phone Calls Please. Rhode Island Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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Fill-In / Part-Time On-Air Hosts

(updated June 2018)

The Public's Radio has immediate openings for part time On-Air Hosts. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and detail-oriented people to join our growing news team. The successful candidates must demonstrate excellent vocal presentation, news writing and editorial judgement. Strong technical and production experience are also a necessity. The on-air host is responsible for anchoring local news segments and continuity breaks. The candidate should be warm and friendly, with the flexibility and skill to fill a variety of live and pre-recorded breaks. Candidates should embrace working under tight deadlines, working independently and as part of a team. Possible shifts include early mornings, weekends, afternoons and holidays. The hourly rate is depending on experience.

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years professional broadcast experience is required. Public radio experience is a plus. Must be proficient in digital audio editing software and comfortable with live board operation and automation. Must have experience preparing, writing, and delivering newscasts. 

This position is based in our Providence studios. 

Apply online only to careers@thepublicsradio.org using “On Air Host” in the subject line with cover letter, resume and three work samples provided as attachments or URLs. No Phone Calls Please.

The Public's Radio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Newsroom Internships

At this time, The Public's Radio is not accepting new internship applications.

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We are an equal opportunity provider

The Public's Radio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

In accordance with FCC guidelines, The Public's Radio is required to provide notification of full-time job vacancies to organizations involved in assisting job seekers upon request by such organization. As a public service, The Public's Radio Human Resources office will provide notification of jobs to interested organizations. To request notification, write:

The Public's Radio

1 Union Station

Providence, RI 02903

Diversity Statement:

The Public's Radio is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion to maintain a fair, unbiased work environment and to enhance its ability to effectively serve the public. The Public's Radio values an environment is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriching the experience of listeners and readers, and supports a positive workplace that promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire community.

The Public's Radio supports nondiscrimination policies and commits to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity.

The Public's Radio Diversity Goals

  • To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our service area.
  • To provide equal opportunity in employment.
  • To educate its management and staff in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons.

Station Diversity Practices and Initiatives

  • The Public's Radio is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunity in every aspect of personnel policy and practice including: recruitment, selection, placement, training and advancement of employees.
  • Recruitment for employment opportunities at The Public's Radio takes place through an open and fair process.
  • Job postings are submitted to professional minority organizations consistent with its established FCC EEO program with the goal of attracting a diverse candidate pool. Special effort will be made by station management and search committee members to recruit minority candidates.
  • The Public's Radio management and other appropriate staff will attend training seminars or workshops in order to learn ways to create a more diverse workforce and to maintain a culture of respect and non-discrimination. Station management will review practices designed to fulfill the organization's commitment to diversity and to meet applicable FCC guidelines.

Diversity at The Public's Radio

  • The Public's Radio has 19 full time members of its public radio staff.
  • Women comprise a total of 47% of full time staff at The Public's Radio. 
  • The Public's Radio staff generally reflects the demographic makeup of its listening area and we will continue to recruit diverse candidates for future open positions.

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