Below are current career opportunities at Rhode Island Public Radio.  Scroll down for details.
  • Weekend Host
  • Fill-In/PT On-Air Hosts (ongoing)
  • Newsroom Internships
  • Other Volunteering Opportunities
  • FCC EEO Reports

Weekend Host

Studio A - the "air studio".
Credit Aaron Read RIPR

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

Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) is based in the historic Union Station building in the heart of beautiful Providence, RI. Home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence has become a haven for artists and entertainers. Providence boasts an eclectic mix of galleries, theaters and  museums and has one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in the nation. Rhode Island is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a short distance from both Boston and New York. 
The successful candidate for Weekend Host must demonstrate excellent vocal presentation, strong technical skills and meticulous attention to detail. RIPR is seeking a warm and friendly host for the Saturday and Sunday morning broadcasts of news, promotional, and underwriting content for the regional portions of “Weekend Edition” on Rhode Island Public Radio. The host must integrate network and RIPR content seamlessly. 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 or equivalent experience and a minimum of two years broadcast experience is required. Public radio experience is preferred. Must be proficient in live board operation, broadcast automation and digital audio editing. Must have experience preparing, writing and delivering newscasts. 
Scheduled hours from 6:00am – 12:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is a part-time hourly position.
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 July 21, 2018 using “Weekend Host” in the subject line with 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.   Rhode Island Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

Fill-In / Part-Time On-Air Hosts

(updated June 2018)

Rhode Island Public 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@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.
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.

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
Diversity Statement:
Rhode Island Public 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. RIPR 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.
RIPR supports nondiscrimination policies and commits to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity.
RIPR’s 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.
RIPR Diversity Practices and Initiatives
  • RIPR 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 RIPR takes place through an open and fair process.
  • RIPR 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 RIPR management and search committee members to recruit minority candidates.
  • RIPR 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. RIPR management will review practices designed to fulfill RIPR’s commitment to diversity and to meet applicable FCC guidelines.
Diversity at RIPR
  • RIPR has 19 full time members of its public radio staff.
  • Women comprise a total of 47% of RIPR’s full time staff.  
  • RIPR’s 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