You hear those words every day on the air as we broadcast to 800 public radio stations and over 14 million listeners nationwide. But there’s a lot more to Marketplace than you may know.
We raise the economic intelligence of the country through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news.
We’re transforming into a newsroom beyond the radio to achieve this mission. Our initiatives, partnerships and cross-platform content aim to not only explain the economy but to tell the stories of the economy in engaging, innovative and accessible ways.
Whether you are a journalist developing stories and finding pioneering ways to report, or designing new interactive digital tools, or building and strengthening audience relationships, Marketplace has positions and teams for you that help bring the economy to life.
It’s an exciting time to join Marketplace.
We excel at connecting the dots at a time when economic literacy is critical. From oil prices to trade wars to how a food stamp travels through the U.S. economy, we translate complicated topics.
Explore some of our recent projects, from series and digital features to explainer videos and podcasts:
We’ve been an industry leader in telling meaningful and creative stories on the radio for nearly 30 years. In fact, we’re the number one most listened to business news program in the country. And we’re the only national business news program produced on the West Coast, which comes with a unique take.
Hear how some of our staff approach their work:
Now, we’re evolving into a multimedia enterprise centered on raising the economic intelligence of all Americans. You can read about some of these growth plans
Marketplace is an ambitious shop, fueled by ambitious ideas. This is a place of creativity and unorthodox thinking. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. At the same time, we know the critical importance of people understanding how the economy shapes the world around us. If this sounds like music to your ears (and hey, we do feature pretty cool music) then keep reading.
We’re a team of about 85 diverse professionals from all sorts of backgrounds (spoiler: a lot of us don’t have a business or economic degree), and we like to have a little fun while creating compelling and valuable content across audio and digital platforms.
We have regular staff events like brown bag lunches to hear about exciting projects from our colleagues or happy hours to kick back a little after show roll. There’s even the occasional “cube crawl” — yes, you read that correctly — where we enjoy treats hosted by the cubicle neighborhoods of our office.
Here are just a few comments from our audience, which includes 14 million listeners, about the value they get from Marketplace:
"Marketplace goes beyond the headlines to get under the skin of our economy. It helps me interpret the world before me."
"Gives a fresh, accessible look at the economy and financial sector, leavening it with humor and wit."
"This is the #1 podcast that keeps me informed of major shifts in the marketplace and explains those shifts in a real-world, life-applicable way. It is, simply said, invaluable."
"Marketplace is the very best way for all of us to understand our economy and the part we play in it."