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Careers

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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.

  • Morning Edition Producer
  • South Coast Journalist
  • Fill-in/PT On-Air Hosts (ongoing)
  • Newsroom Internships (currently not accepting internship applications)

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Morning Edition Producer

The Morning Edition Producer is responsible for supporting the Morning Edition Host in developing and presenting timely and creative regional news programing and integrating regional news seamlessly into ME. The producer helps to prepare scripts and report stories. The producer also posts news stories and audio online and assures the overall acurracy of local news reports.The producer plays a crucial role in generating new ideas for news stories, interviews and features. The producer will be called on to help schedule and pre-interview guests for host interviews, conduct research, draft questions and edit interview audio.

Essential Roles:

  1. Morning Edition newscasts and interviews
  2. The Public's Radio news and projects
  3. Online news content and social media
  4. News and feature reporting
  5. Participates in membership drives

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year relevant experience in reporting and/or producing is required. Knowledge of Rhode Island and New England is preferred. Fluent Spanish is a plus. Must be proficient in digital audio editing. The successful candidate loves news, possesses the ability to stay cool under pressure and thrives when meeting tight deadlines. 

Scheduled hours from 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits including health, dental and vision, 401k, 3 weeks paid vacation, company paid IPhone and more. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Public's Radio service includes news networks, THEPUBLICSRADIO.org and mobile service. This position is based in our Providence studios. Apply online only to careers@thepublicsradio.org by November 23rd, 2018, using “Morning Edition Producer” in the subject line with a 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.  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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South Coast Journalist

The Public’s Radio, serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, is searching for a journalist to primarily source and produce long-form stories and newscast items about the South Coast and southeastern communities of Massachusetts.

Topic areas are general, as assigned by the managing editor in Providence.

The South Coast journalist is based at The Public’s Radio South Coast bureau office located in the Star Store in downtown New Bedford. The bureau is the journalist’s base of operations, but s/he is expected to travel a wide geographic area to encompass coverage of the communities stretching from Seekonk to Marion along the South Coast of Massachusetts.

The Public Radio’s South Coast Bureau also serves as a place for members of the public to meet with the South Coast journalist, as an occasional live remote broadcast location, and as a training center for up to two intern/mentees assigned to the South Coast Journalist.

The South Coast Journalist is responsible for writing, audio and video production and editing at the bureau’s facility in collaboration with the Public Radio’s editorial staff.

Bilingual fluency in English and either Portuguese or Spanish is desirable.

The South Coast Reporter must strictly adhere to the Public Radio’s editorial standards and conflict of interest policies.

Duties:

Develop and produce in-depth broadcast-ready radio/video pieces as assigned including:

  • Story research & source development
  • Conduct and record interviews
  • Obtain supplemental material as needed
  • Write and record scripts
  • Broadcast live two-way extemporaneous reporting
  • Be capable of basic photography and video recording for web use.
  • Edit and time recorded material
  • Complete revisions as assigned

Develop story ideas and cultivate sources:

  • Research daily through primary sources—community contact and interaction should be the way in which most stories are enterprised. Awareness of regional newspapers, press releases & other sources is expected.
  • Identify individuals who can provide expert opinions and insight.
  • Conduct informational interviews and personal discussions with legislators, officials, community leaders, experts and observers.
  • Contribute story and production ideas and provide feedback on ideas presented by other members of the news staff at daily editorial meetings, held telephonically, and monthly meetings held in person at the newsroom in Providence.

Develop and produce short news stories for inclusion in newscasts

  • Duties are similar to in-depth pieces
  • Work with the managing editor in preparing short stories for broadcast

Other Duties:

  • Conduct community conversations both informally and in forum settings for audio and video archiving/and broadcast.
  • Substitute for News Anchors or Program Hosts as assigned.
  • Participate in on-air fundraisers.
  • Participate in station promotional events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the News Director or General Manager.

Qualifications: 

  • At least one year of professional reporting experience.
  • Creative thinker with an interest in personal storytelling and innovative use of sound, video and social media.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits including health, dental and vision, 401k, 3 weeks paid vacation, company paid iPhone and more. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Apply online only to careers@thepublicsradio.org by December 7th, 2018, using “South Coast Journalist” in the subject line with a 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.  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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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.

For our EEO Reports, please download the PDFs below, or visit publicfiles.fcc.gov