Jobs and Internships


Title: Planning and Preservation Writer
Salary: $55,000 – $62,000
Status: Full-time exempt
Apply by April 1, 2024 // full description and application details

PPS seeks a Planning and Preservation Writer to cover developments in Providence that impact the urban fabric and the city’s diverse cultural heritage practices, and to lead the organization’s communications efforts. The successful candidate will be passionate about cities and the people who shape them, with strong research and analytical skills and the ability to distill the complexities of planning and policy into lively prose (accompanied, at times, by photos and videos) for PPS’s newsletter subscribers, website visitors and social media followers.  Issue coverage may include profiles of people who are preserving or shaping community space and cultural practices; features about historic homes, buildings or spaces that hold meaning for different communities; assessments of current or potential real estate developments with regard to issues of design and equity; or solutions-oriented analyses of policies related to planning, zoning, and adaptive reuse. The candidate should have superb relational skills that make them an asset to PPS’s community relationship building activities.

This is a new position at PPS, which comes from the belief that relevant and timely communication backed with rigorous reporting are critical to PPS’s ability to achieve its mission – especially in the current context of weaker local news ecosystems. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the critical project of rebuilding local news and an informed public from an organization that is regarded as one of the city’s legacy institutions and a trusted source of information. The position will be part of a highly integrated office of five full-time staff and will report to PPS’s Executive Director.

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We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2024 Elizabeth Howland Smith internship. More information and application.

If you think you’d be a good fit for an unpaid internship, email us with some information about your availability, interests, and what kind of experience you’re looking to gain.

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