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

EEO reports are at the bottom of the page.

  • Annual Fund Director
  • Database Coordinator
  • Fill-in/PT On-Air Hosts (ongoing)
  • Newsroom Internships (currently not accepting internship applications)

Annual Fund Director

(posted May 10, 2019, application deadline: June 14, 2019)


Reporting to the Chief Progress Officer, the Annual Fund Director maintains an active donor portfolio of mid-level donors and actively feeds the major and legacy giving pipelines from our membership program. The AF Director works with the fundraising team to develop and implement a fully integrated fundraising strategy across all methods of solicitation and manages staff and vendor relationships to ensure timely execution of plans. This position works closely with the Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship, the Database Manager and the Database Coordinator.

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of annual fund experience, is creative, and passionate about the mission and value of public media. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and collaborative self-starter with superior communication and interpersonal skills to engage donors, board members, and volunteers. Must be able to articulate the case for support for The Public’s Radio effectively and persuasively and serve as an effective ambassador within communities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Core Responsibilities Include:

•   Managing The Public’s Radio donor pool of $1-$999 through mail, e-communications, pledge drives, events, and in person visits.

•   Managing a portfolio of up to 100 donors including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individuals with an eye to who has the ability to give at the $1K+ level. Must be comfortable with one-on-one and team visits.

•   Responsible for up to 4 pledge drives a year that mirrors our integrated messaging, develops scripts, oversees timely premium fulfillment and gift acknowledgements.

•   Works with the Chief Progress Officer and Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship on communication strategies and messaging across all giving platforms.

•   Works closely and collaboratively with the Database Manager to ensure our database management is constantly improving, data is pulled for communications, and reports are built as needed.

•   Fosters the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as related to annual giving. The Director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for all these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting major giving and capital campaign goals.

The Public’s Radio provides the perfect environment for an independent professional looking to join a non-profit journalism institution on a steep growth path. We offer a competitive salary and benefits include health, dental, and vision, a flexible spending plan, 401K, parking, plus fully paid Life and LTD insurance.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

•   Bachelor’s Degree

•   Proficiency with Raisers Edge or a comparable relational database

•   Creative problem solving abilities

•   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•   Excellent sense of humor

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

•   3-5 years minimum experience in a non-profit development office

•   Experience working with boards and high level donors

•   Experiencing identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts

•   Ability to work independently and to collaborate as part of a dynamic team

•   Familiarity with the regional philanthropic communities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts

•   Public radio pledge drive experience is a plus, but not essential

•   Proficiency with the Microsoft Windows Office Suite 

Please submit resume and cover letter to apply to this position to

Deadline to apply to this position: June 14th, 2019

About The Public's Radio:

The mission of The Public’s Radio is to provide compelling and high quality local journalism at a time when communities are losing access to quality reporting in our cities and towns. We are committed to providing our community with well-researched, objective journalism that informs and educates without dictating opinions to our listeners and readers. The Public’s Radio has won more than 70 journalism excellence awards. It is on the basis of this award-winning history that we are strengthening our commitment to providing high-quality, public service journalism for our region. Over the next four years, we are tripling the size of our newsroom as part of our $6 million Sound + Vision Capital Campaign. To date, we have raised over $3.7 million in gifts and pledges.

Database Coordinator

(posted April 12, 2019, application deadline: April 29, 2019)


Reporting to the Database Manager, this position is responsible for providing critical support for systems management, data extractions, gift entry, and managing the acknowledgements process for the giving department at The Public’s Radio. In addition, the candidate will perform front desk duties as needed and function as a board liaison to ensure they are kept abreast of important news, have training materials, and have support in managing their prospect portfolios. In this role, the Database Coordinator will enter call reports and manage pipeline interaction. The board liaison responsibilities require significant interaction with the Chief Progress Officer and the Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship.

Core Responsibilities:

·        Develop data entry guidelines at the Database Manager’s direction and create a working document for all staff using the database

·        Enter information, gifts, and manage data according to institutional standards to ensure accuracy and ease of use in generating reports

·        Work with staff to refresh acknowledgements annually and work with Database Manager to standardize systems for accuracy and speedy response

·        Undergo and maintain a high level of systems training to ensure innovative use of database happens on a regular basis

·        Support staff by extracting data, and producing queries etc., as needed and at the direction of the Progress team in a timely fashion

·        Manage the timely output of gift acknowledgements, answer phones, respond to general inquiries of the public, and update data as needed 

·        Partner with the Database Manager and Finance staff on monthly reconciliation and other special project needs

·        Conduct staff database trainings as needed

·        Attend board meetings to take minutes to be delivered to all attendees as a formal document

·        Act as a board liaison for capital campaign related projects. Provide volunteers with lists as directed by staff, enter call reports, follow up with board members on assigned prospects on a monthly basis, and have the ability to produce monthly reports for the campaign

·        Keep the board orientation manual up to date and make revisions under the direction of the Chief Progress Officer, the Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship, and the CEO

Skills and Abilities:

·        Associate degree

·        Two to three years of work experience

·        Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

·        Database management skills (Raiser’s Edge preferred)

·        Demonstrated understanding of and passion for public media and its mission

·        Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donor prospects, volunteers, and colleagues

·        Well-developed written, oral communication, and research skills

·        A self-starter who can drive initiatives and who works well both independently and collaboratively

·        Possess high level of integrity and able to exercise confidentiality and discretion in handling funder information

·        Functions well in a fast-paced work environment where a strong sense of humor and a dedication to professional excellence are vital to success

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume and to with Database Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is April 29th, 2019 by 5:00 PM EDT.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits including health, dental and vision, 401k, three weeks paid vacation and more. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Public’s Radio service includes news networks, and mobile service. This position is based in our Providence studios. The Public’s Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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 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.


Newsroom Internships

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


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

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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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