Employment

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

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 Morning Edition Host

Rhode Island Public Radio has an immediate opening for a Morning Edition Host.

The successful candidate for Morning Edition must demonstrate excellent vocal presentation, strong technical skills and meticulous attention to detail.  RIPR is seeking a warm and friendly host for weekday, morning broadcasts of news, promotional, and underwriting content for the regional portions of Morning Edition on Rhode Island Public Radio.

The host is the show’s in-person compass. The host also leads interview discussions of important community and regional issues, integrates NPR and RIPR content seamlessly and may host special programs and public forums. Candidates should enjoy working independently and be comfortable adapting to changing technology.  Other duties include:

  1. Writes, records, and edits newscast items & interviews.
  2. Reports news and feature stories.
  3. Contributes to RIPR special projects.
  4. Represents RIPR to the community.
  5. Participates in Membership Drives.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

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

Scheduled hours from 4:00am – 12:00pm, but are flexible to accommodate interviews after on-air shift ends. Hosting hours 5:00am – 9:00am, working with a Morning Edition producer. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits including health, dental and vision, 401k, 3 weeks paid vacation, and more.  

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 by September 18th, using “Morning Edition Host” in the subject line. Include a cover letter, resume and three work samples provided as attachments or URLs. Work samples should include at least one audio sample. No Phone Calls Please.   

Please indicate how you learned about the job opening.   

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.

 

 

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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.
 

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

 
RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO, RHODE ISLAND'S NPR, IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
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.