Job Description:

The Public’s Radio is seeking an individual to fill a one-year, full-time, grant funded Health Reporter position. The individual covers health news, primarily in Rhode Island and the South Coast of Massachusetts. 


Major topics include Boston based Partners HealthCare’s proposed takeover of Care New England, impact of possible changes in the Affordable Care Act, medical marijuana, mental health, the opioid epidemic, and other health related topics.


The successful candidate will have excellent storytelling skills, an inventive approach, and the ability to translate complex, scientific concepts into compelling, approachable news stories and original feature reports along with a strong knowledge of health care and the impact on consumers.


Primary duties include:

1. Writes, records, and edits both short daily newscast spots and longer radio features.

2. Contributes to The Public’s Radio’s special projects.

3. Represent The Public’s Radio to the community.

4. Participates in on-air membership/pledge drives.

5. Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years professional journalism experience required. Public radio experience is a plus. Proficiency in digital audio editing and recording is preferred but not required. 

This is a full-time grant funded position through December 2019 .  The Public’s Radio offers competitive salary along with a substantial benefit package that includes: health, dental, vision, 401k, institution paid life and long-term disability insurance, and subsidized parking.

Job Location: 
Providence, RI
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, January 21, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Apply online only to by January 21st, 2019 using “Health Reporter” 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.

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