Christine Paige Diers

Business Manager

Christine Paige Diers is the Business Manager for PRNDI.  She's worked for PRNDI part-time since 1997, and has become known to many in the organization as "Ma PRNDI."  Christine's day job is as Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota (yes, really).  In a former life, Christine was a public radio news director in Grand Forks, North Dakota, then worked in public relations for city government and for a business incubator.

Ways to Connect

Public radio station WMUK at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, seeks an experienced reporter to cover local government and education (Job Posting #0602419).

Idaho’s leading public radio station – Boise State Public Radio – is searching for a Senior Reporter. You must have a minimum five years radio reporting experience and have a penchant for digging into documents, filing FOIAs, asking tough questions, understanding data, and knowing how to produce sound rich features on deadline.

Director, News & Public Affairs Content Development and Radio Operations & Programming

Position:       SENIOR PRODUCER, WORD OF MOUTH

Lead VPR's trusted, high-performing, and forward-thinking news team in this rare and dynamic opportunity at one of the country's leading public radio stations.  Vermont Public Radio is seeking an experienced journalism professional with a proven record of leadership, who inspires excellence in broadcast news and innovation in digital journalism.

The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) honored  Columbia Journalism School's Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor of Journalism John Dinges with it's Leo C. Lee Award at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 22nd.

NPR's Scott Simon hosted the Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual awards banquet at the Wynham Hotel Playhouse Square in Cleveland on Saturday, June 22nd.  At the banquet, Mr. Simon helped PRNDI present over 100 awards to local public radio stations from around the nation for work completed in 2012.  "PRNDI has been honoring the best work in local public radio for over 25 years, and is pleased to be able to recognize the great work that is being done by local public radio stations," said George Bodarky, PRNDI's current president.  "We were very excited to have Scott Simon help us to present this year's awards."

PRNDI's President George Bodarky presented the following annual report at the organization's annual business meeting on Saturday, June 22nd.

Strategic Planning

Each year the PRNDI board holds a retreat in January to plan the annual conference and set the organization’s goals for the year ahead.  Among the initiatives in the works (or already achieved) as a result of that meeting are:

  • A grow-the-membership campaign.  The membership committee has set a goal of obtaining 10 new member stations in 2013, securing 5 testimonials for the website and creating an on-line and printed brochure by January 1st, 2014
  • A mini-conference – stand-alone or attached to another conference (i.e. RTDNA, PRPD).  This would be done on alternate years with the first in 2014
  • Update the Public Radio News Directors Guide, and work to develop a “news director bootcamp” to help foster professional development
  • Joint sessions at other conferences (two in 2013)
  • Webinars (at least 1 per month with an average attendance of 50)
  • Press releases to raise the organization’s profile
  • Reporter Trainings (2 per year)
  • Expand and increase promotion of PRNDI news training
  • Launch PRNDI college chapters (2 off the ground in 2013)
  • Respond to news-related threats to reporters or media outlets with public statements from PRNDI or jointly with other media outlets

WFAE, the NPR News station in Charlotte, NC, seeks a Morning Edition host. We seek a dynamic writer, storyteller and interviewer who welcomes the opportunity to ask challenging questions.

You must be an excellent journalist and broadcaster.  Essential skills include the ability to write and produce news spots during an on-air shift, conduct probing and interesting interviews, digital editing, on-air fundraising and the ability to operate a board. You will also have opportunities to produce sound-rich features on a variety of topics.

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC-FM, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking a News Producer for its broadcast of Morning Edition. 

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