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PRI SignWe expect and encourage PRI staff members to be fully present and engaged in their roles, working toward the collective good of the company and their co-workers; to be responsible for what they do and how they do it; to stand up for what they know to be true; and to speak up and share their ideas and opinions with others.

 

Top 10 reasons to work for PRI:

  1. We are Mission Driven: PRI’s mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.  We strive to grow people’s understanding of the world; increase participation and action based on this knowledge; and expand the availability of essential content in the media ecosystem through PRI’s direct efforts and by spurring other media organizations to emulate our work. 

  2. Our People:  The opportunity to work with a group of people that are bright, original, truly passionate about their work and what they accomplish each day and care about the world we live in.  But that’s not all! We are a fun group with diverse interests, from music to travel to performing and athletics!  That means our lunch time conversations often provide surprising insights and great stories.  

  3. Our Space:  We moved to the PRI building in 2009.  We took a lot of time designing the space to fit our needs and our brand. Our content is playing in the elevator as you take the short ride up to the 5th floor to enter our suite.  Our color scheme is used throughout our space as we tried to create a fun and inviting atmosphere!  Our floor plan is open to provide every opportunity for collaboration and a sense of community within our staff. Take a look: 

  4. Public Media:  The challenge of adapting to and taking advantage of new developments in our rapidly changing landscape. 

  5. Our Content:  Have you heard our productions or read our online content? It’s great! We offer a range of content including global perspectives on PRI’s The World and programs from the CBC, engaging conversations on The Takeaway, cultural voices on This American Life and unexpected insights on The Tobolowsky Files.  Need we say more?  Check out our podcasts and our articles; register or follow us or like us on (social Media links). To view a full list of our content, see our program page.  

  6. Our Talent: Our programs feature leaders from public media and beyond. Kurt Andersen, Ira Glass, Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry, Tavis Smiley, Stephen Tobolowsky, Marco Werman; We work with them all – and you could, too!

  7. Location, location, location: Our main office is located in Minneapolis, MN, and we also have productions in Boston and New York! If you already live here, you’ll be happy to know that parking is nearby in Ramp C, A or B.   We are located two blocks from the Metro Blue Line Rail and one block away from the 5th Street Bus Station.  

  8. Benefits: We offer a rich benefit package!  Check out the Benefits & Perks page.  

  9. International in Scope: We work with productions all across the U.S. and Canada, and have affiliate stations in all 50 states. Our content is enjoyed by people around the world, so we connect the dots between local communities and global events, all from right here in Minnesota! 

  10. We’re Small: We have 40 staff members.  Employees enjoy working independently but also collaborating within their team and teams across different functions.       

Job Opportunities:

Digital Editor, Pri.org

Position Overview:  The Digital Editor works at WGBH for PRI’s The World on a multimedia team producing daily radio and online features reaching three million people a week. The editor is part of a nine-person digital group managing the newly re-launched and fast-growing PRI.org as a place where people discover and engage with global news, trends, issues and cultures. 

The editor must be an accomplished digital storyteller, experienced in selecting, shaping, writing, editing and preparing multimedia to create powerful online features and blogs. The editor will originate stories, write stories from audio interviews and edit stories with staff and freelance journalists for PRI’s The World and other PRI public radio programs. The editorial team gauges success against aggressive goals for extending the digital audience and building communities of highly engaged users.

Department Overview:  The World is a one-hour, nationally distributed weekday radio public affairs program co-produced by WGBH, the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International (PRI). The show offers a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe, developed specifically for an American audience. The World’s companion website, theworld.org, offers a similar mix of news and features along with slideshows, videos, blog posts, podcasts, and interactive graphics that expand on the radio content.

Education and Skills Required:

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in Journalism, or equivalent, is preferred. 

Minimum of 2 years of experience in journalism, specifically experience with news story research and fact-checking, news reporting, news judgment for online audience and knowledge of international news and recent history. 

Minimum of 2 years of experience with online media, specifically with online story selection, online writing and editing, audio and video editing and encoding.

Knowledge of HTML and some CSS, and experience working within a major CMS. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team, highly organized and self-directed and able to handle multiple projects and meet short deadlines. 

Additional experience preferred; data journalism, magazine-style feature writing, creation of simple graphics for stories and strong social media presence.

Location: Boston, MA

To Apply: http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm

 

PRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.