What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland are currently looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our sales team and writers to join our content team.

Media Sales Associate

As a Media Sales Associate for What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland you’ll strategically target active and prospective businesses to advertise on our online platforms, radio programming, and podcasts.

Developing partnerships and sponsorships with clients are also among the responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will be able to develop strong relationships and generate new business throughout Rhode Island.

Compensation includes an aggressive commission plan and plenty of opportunities to grow with our digital company.


  • Experience preferred, but we’ll consider all applicants.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • A warm and welcoming personality that encourages relationship building
  • Professional creative problem-solving attitude and strong presentation skills
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication skills
  • Extremely motivated and able to work independently

To apply, please e-mail a resume to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Writer: News, Lifestyle, Entertainment – Freelance

What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland, your online source for what’s happening, new and to do in Newport and in Rhode Island, is looking for freelance writers with experience covering news, entertainment, and lifestyle.

The right candidate should be able to create shareable, conversation-driving content in a fast-paced environment.

Qualified candidates should have experience pitching, writing and reporting on news, lifestyle or entertainment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write smart, engaging and original stories with an eye for content that readers will be inspired to share and discuss.
  • Pitch and create accurate content with appropriate sources.


  • Strong content judgment and editing.
  • A love of news, lifestyle, entertainment and Rhode Island content.
  • An approachable point of view.
  • An understanding of what readers want or what readers need to know about.
  • A strong background in responding to breaking news with speed and accuracy.
  • A proven track record of creating high-performing trending content in a fast-paced environment

If this sounds like you, please submit a resume and links to recent work.

Job Type: Contract

To apply, please e-mail a resume to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.


If you are currently attending a local school and specializing in journalism, events, marketing or something that is relevant to what we’re doing here at What’sUpNewp, get in touch with us via Ryan@whatsupnewp.com!

What’sUpNewp will be hiring a few good interns this fall.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).