Below are current career opportunities at Rhode Island Public Radio.  Scroll down for details.
  • Part-Time On-Air Host
  • Audio Production Internships
  • Newsroom Internships
  • Other Volunteering Opportunities
  • FCC EEO Reports

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Part-Time On-Air Host

Rhode Island Public Radio has immediate openings for part time On-Air Hosts.
The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent vocal presentation, strong technical skills and meticulous attention to detail.  RIPR is seeking warm and friendly hosts, with the flexibility and skill to fill a variety of live and pre-recorded shifts.  Candidate should enjoy working independently and be comfortable adapting to changing technology.  Must be available to work either early mornings, weekends, afternoons and holidays at times.  
The hourly rate is depending on experience. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three 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.
RIPR service includes news networks, RIPR.org and mobile service.  This position is based in our Providence studios.  
Apply online only to careers@ripr.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.

Audio Production Internships
Rhode Island Public Radio is not currently seeking audio production interns. 
For future reference: the intern will work one, three-hour shift per week on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for approximately 2 to 4 months. Duties include: editing music for use as background and buttons; editing promos for local features and events; editing national programming promos for local broadcast; assisting the Operations & Production Manager with other audio production tasks. Familiarity with digital audio or video editing software is preferred.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to James Baumgartner: james@ripr.org.

Newsroom Internships
Rhode Island Public Radio is currently seeking interns for the newsroom internship. 
Interns will work two, four-hour shifts per week in the newsroom writing and producing stories for the daily newscasts. Duties include: researching, interviewing both in the newsroom and out in the field, editing audio, and writing news copy. Interns will also post their stories on the RIPR website and assist with other duties in the newsroom. This is a great opportunity to learn the core skills of broadcast journalism while working alongside experienced journalists. Internship shifts run from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or Noon - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Elisabeth Harrison: eharrison@ripr.org.

To learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteering page.   

Rhode Island Public 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, Rhode Island Public 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, Rhode Island Public Radio Human Resources office will provide notification of jobs to interested organizations. To request notification, write:
Rhode Island Public Radio
1 Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
For our EEO Reports, please download the PDF's below.