Job Description:

South Coast Bureau Reporter

 The South Coast Bureau Reporter will primarily include working with a rotating team of journalists, a staff researcher and interns to develop timely news reports,  investigative and long-form stories for radio and web. As part of a small, versatile editorial team, you’ll also work with the Chief Content Officer in more strategic editorial planning for the news staff and help with coverage as needed.

 We’re looking for a journalist who:

  • Has a passion for writing and creative, fact-based storytelling

  • Understands and embraces the tenets of community journalism

  • Has knowledge and insights into the issues and people of southeastern Massachusetts

  • Thrives on working independently as well as collaboratively, with other bureau reporters

  • Lives or is willing to relocate to the southeastern Massachusetts area 

 The ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of 2 years of journalism experience

  • Strong writing and reporting skills

  • Knowledge of broadcast and digital platforms, including audio editing, basic photojournalism skills and familiarity with simple web posting

  • Understanding of the public media system

  • College degree or equivalent experience


  Job Duties include:

  • News Reporting: Coverage of daily news for broadcast and digital channels, including spots, short features

  • Enterprise Reporting: Generate ideas, pitch stories, and report long-form stories on the issues shaping southeastern Massachusetts

  • Web page: Maintain Bureau web page, including placement of bureau stores and management of community resources sections

  • Interns: Management of Bureau interns, including training, editing and assignments

  • Collaboration: Collaborate, as assigned, with other bureau reporters and beat reporters at The Public’s Radio on staff projects as appropriate

  • Community Engagement: Participate in community partnerships and events as assigned

  • Fund-raising: Participate in regular on air fund drives as assigned

  • Other duties as determined by the editor and Chief Content Officer

The Public’s Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) provider, committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. The Public’s Radio is a non-profit public media organization serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Job Location: 
Providence, RI
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to with the subject line of South Coast Bureau Reporter. No phone calls, please. Position open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience.

(401) 489-8667