RIPR Seeks News Director

Feb 27, 2015

Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) is seeking a News Director to help fulfill its mission to become the most trusted multi-media source for quality journalism in The Ocean State.

Responsible for generating and coordinating on-air and digital, local and regional news that meets public radio standards, the News Director will supervise news content and work closely with the Operations Manager to advance RIPR's goals. The individual selected will manage the local and regional news content in the newscasts that air during Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and special programming to ensure they comply with public radio core values and support the RIPR mission.

As the director of an award winning staff of eight as well as freelancers and interns, the ND will help to develop ideas for interview and story topics, work with reporters to write and edit stories, and ensure a robust digital presence. The successful candidate will oversee newsroom staff to produce a mix of program content, including news, features, in-depth pieces, interviews, actualities and readers. The ND will support the General Manager and Operations Manager to attain station goals.

RIPR 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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For best consideration apply by March 15, 2015.

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Rhode Island Public Radio is based in the historic Union Station building in the heart of beautiful Providence, RI. Home to Brown University and the famous Rhode Island School of Design the City of Providence has become a haven for artists and entertainers. With the largest number of working artists in the country, 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.

Founded in 2007, RIPR owns and operates WRNI-FM 102.7, WELH, 88.1 FM and WCVY 91.5 FM. RIPR has won over thirty Associated Press Awards for news coverage, seven Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards and five prestigious RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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