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

EEO reports are at the bottom of the page.

  • Underwriting Account Executive
  • Fill-in/PT On-Air Hosts (ongoing)
  • Newsroom Internships (currently not accepting internship applications)


Underwriting Account Executive

SUMMARY

The Public’s Radio offers a unique opportunity for a seasoned broadcast/digital creative sales professional in a highly visible outside position with a focus on new business development. The right person is motivated and front facing in the business community, engaging and educating local businesses about the benefits of supporting public radio through underwriting. The account executive will develop and grow new and existing local and regional support by targeting markets, initiating cold calls, setting appointments, presenting and proposing marketing solutions, and closing sales with owners, decision makers, advertising agencies, and media buyers.

Duties and Essential Job Functions

· Achieve sales goals working within a team-based collaborative department

· Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and prospects

· Schedule on site sales calls with both current and prospective clients

· Submit a weekly report of sales activities

· Identify prospective clients and compile information on competitive products

· Facilitate accurate broadcast scheduling and airing

· Represent The Public’s Radio at community networking events and the institution’s community outreach and fundraising events

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

This position is evaluated based on demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in carrying out the duties assigned above using the skills below:

· Strong communication and organizational skills

· Computer proficient – particularly in Excel and Word; able to learn CRM and traffic software

· A 3-5 year strong track record of sales in a business to business environment

· Ability to identify, cultivate, and maintain immediate and long-term business relationships with a large number of clients

· Ability to actively contribute as a team member of the underwriting staff

· Familiarity with and appreciation for public radio programming is a plus

Salary

Salary and commission based compensation commensurate with experience; benefits package that includes partial subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance; fully paid life, LTD insurance; 401(k) plan.

Application Process

Deadline: August 15th, 2019 To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to careers@ripr.org with Account Executive in the subject line.


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