Full Time - Upper Management Level (Managing Editor, General Manager, Manager, Director)
4 Year Degree
The News Leaders Association is hiring a Program Director to lead the creation and distribution of training, networking and advocacy programs for journalists and news leaders. NLA empowers news leaders to build diverse, sustainable newsrooms that use fact-based information to inform the communities they serve. The Program Director will join a small, entrepreneurial team in building live and virtual programs that support news leaders, advance newsroom leadership diversity, and advocate for independent journalism.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Produce ongoing series of leadership development programs to train the next generation of transformational news leaders
Create and moderate platforms for vital networking and mentoring
Be attuned to community needs and adapt programming accordingly
Develop programs and events that inform and engage members
Pursue collaborative program partnerships
Identify and manage speakers, trainers and mentors
Produce programming at virtual and live summits and conferences
Play a key role in digital content strategy and execution
Manage and curate website, newsletter and other content
Expand NLA's visibility and impact
The position is currently remote with a plan to eventually be based in Washington D.C or NYC. NLA is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring diverse employees. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. The News Leaders Association is the new combined organization formed when The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors joined forces. NLA is a 5013c6 and a non-profit 501c3 News Leaders Association Foundation.
Please send Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample to: email@example.com. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience:
Training and mentoring journalists and newsroom leaders
Reporting or editing experience in a newsroom in the past six years
Producing virtual and live events
Identifying and accessing experts and speaking candidates
Launching and optimizing digital platform
Commitment to the highest standards of journalistic ethics
Familiar with emerging tech in journalism, virtual webinars, digital publishing
Strong writing and communication skills, strong organizational skills, ability to be urgent and purposeful in meeting the goals of the organization
Telecommuting is allowed.
About News Leaders Association
News Leaders Association provides a network that empowers news leaders and emerging news leaders to build diverse, sustainable newsrooms that use fact-based information to inform and engage the communities they reflect and serve.