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Chief of Staff - The American Journalism Project

The American Journalism Project is seeking a Chief of Staff who will serve as a right-hand support for the CEO. We are seeking an entrepreneurial problem-solver with a background in managing complex projects, and delivering on strategic initiatives. The Chief of Staff will support the CEO in developing strong organizational culture, internal communications, and cross-organizational planning.

The Chief of Staff will enable the CEO to focus on broad strategic initiatives both within and beyond the organization, and will follow up on critical projects, carrying initiatives forward with the CEO. This leader will bring the skill and experience to integrate quickly into AJP and work effectively with the leadership and board, operating at maximum effectiveness.

 

Job Summary:

Strategic Planning

 

  • Serves as a key advisor to the CEO on all aspects of the American Journalism Project and works closely with team leads  to facilitate fluid cross organizational planning and communication.
  • Oversee planning and execution of all board meetings as well as governance and investment committee meetings. Oversee board development and onboarding of new board members. 
  • Own behind-the-scenes preparation to make CEO meetings, both internal and external, successful, including research and preparation, drafting correspondence and tracking, monitoring, and execution of action items that stem from these meetings, as well as attending many of them.
  • Work with team leaders to design and steward planning and seek to streamline organization-wide systems and processes. 

 

Talent and Culture

 

  • Support in hiring of new roles and lead ad hoc strategic projects and research. 
  • Oversee key projects related to talent and staff development.
  • Partner with the CEO to invest in staff and board’s cultural competence and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. 
  • Oversee an internal communications and culture building strategy, including managing internal all-staff meetings and designing the systems and processes for fluid communication and culture building throughout the organization.

 

CEO Support and Management

 

  • Manage part-time executive assistant and ensure CEOs time is maximized and prioritized effectively.
  • Maintain a critical eye to ways the CEO's time can be best utilized by formally and informally, assessing systems in place and implementing new ways to make things work better.
  • Support CEO to draft written communications and work with Marketing and Communications teams to prepare CEO for external communications opportunities.

 

Your Team

  • You will work closely with our CEO, EA, team leaders as well as  strategy and operations staff.

This role is a fit if you are…

  • Results-Focused: You set clear timelines and drive projects to completion. You move with a sense of urgency and know how to get things accomplished.
  • Problem Solving: You're someone who thinks strategically. You love to brainstorm and come up with ideas. You look at the way things are and then imagine 20 ways they can be improved.
  • Collaborative: You love people and you are the kind of person that brings energy to a meeting. You are friendly, kind, and professional. You are collaborative and believe the work is better when you get the input of diverse perspectives.
  • Excellent communicator: You are direct and concise. You speak and write eloquently and with a situation-appropriate tone, whether over the phone, in person, e-mail, memos, PowerPoint, or social media channels.
  • Bold and Mission-oriented: You wake up every day terrified about the future of local news in our country but boldly optimistic that we can reimagine our country’s local news infrastructure. You work with urgency to get us there faster. 
  • Detail-oriented: You cross your Ts and dot your Is and you get energy from doing behind-the- scenes work.
  • Analytical: You love to research and analyze. You love taking complex projects with competing priorities and many dimensions and wrestling them to clear project plans. 
  • Trustworthy: You handle confidential and sensitive information with humility, professionalism, and discretion.
  • Fun: We are working hard to reimagine the future of local news and our mission is vitally important to the future of our country. We also love the people we work with and like to have a good time. 

What background and skills do you have? (We know not all strong candidates will have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!):

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership supporting a mission- driven organization and its leaders.
  • A successful track record of work in advocacy, movement building, politics, and/or philanthropic ventures.
  • Strong writing, editing and visual presentation skills.
  • Excellent judgment and superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to build trust-based relationships with colleagues in a virtual setting.
  • Flexibility and comfort working in an environment where multitasking is the norm, the pace is fast, and priorities will evolve.
  • Proficient with G-Suite, including strong visual and presentation (slides) skills.
  •  5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's degree 

 

Your Impact

  • Your voice will carry through every part of our growing organization and help us mobilize a movement with excellence, humility and greater impact.

Location: Flexible

Start date: September 2020

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

 

How to Apply

 

Please send a PDF of your resume to careers@theajp.org. Include “Chief of Staff” in the subject line. Please include a few sentences in your email about your interest in the role and let us know how you found out about this opportunity. 


The American Journalism Project is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The American Journalism Project encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.

 

Graham Media Group - Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion

The Sr. Director of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) will design and lead programs and initiatives, in partnership with GMG’s leadership team, to strengthen our recruitment, training and retention efforts, enhancing a culture where all employees feel valued and empowered to do their best work.  You will advance diversity through these efforts to provide a wider breadth of voices and perspectives across the company. 

In this hands-on role, you will lead efforts to build our core talent, learning, and workplace culture programs to promote equity and inclusivity, strengthen our leadership capability, and attract and retain the best talent.   You will create strategies, refine processes, provide reports and execute initiatives that are effective, add value and promote the GMG brand. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a trusted advisor to our Sr. Leadership Team, you will provide leadership, guidance, advice, coaching, and education to infuse D&I principles and practices into our programs and drive key outcomes. You will be responsible for positioning, designing and delivering on D&I initiatives with a particular focus on workplace culture, talent acquisition, retention, and training.
  • Collaborate with our HR Team to ensure that our recruiting pipeline and partnerships, internal mobility, professional growth, and pay and talent practices promote diversity and equity. Participate in career fairs and other outreach programs.   Collaborate with hiring managers and HR Team to attract and recruit a diverse group of qualified candidates and provide new hires a robust onboarding program.
  • Create strategic partnerships and educational opportunities that will enhance employee development and spur innovation and advance business performance.
  • Develop strategies and best practices, including mentoring programs, for unlocking the full potential of our leaders and employees.
  • Build out our learning through use of data and employee voices to design and deliver programs that foster growth for leadership and high potential talent across the company.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs and identify insights that will drive continuous improvement and help nurture a more inclusive culture.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

8+ years’ experience managing inclusion and diversity programs, specifically in the areas of sourcing, recruiting, employee development, engagement, and retention.

Passion for recruitment and retention with a proven track record of designing programs and initiatives that result in measurable progress.

Strong collaborative skills in bringing together energy and resources, both internally and externally, that fosters dialogue and education.

Superior change management capabilities with effective relationship building skills across the organization.

Communications guru with a penchant for using all available channels to make even the most complex of concepts easier to understand.

Must exercise good judgement and discretion; maintain confidentiality.  Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.

Must be able to function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment amidst a fast-changing industry.

Working knowledge of employment law.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred.

 

Graham Media Group is comprised of 7 local media hubs, Graham Digital and Social News Desk, delivering local news, programming, advertising and digital media tools for television, online, mobile, OTT, podcasts audio devices.

LOCATION:  Graham Media Group, 161 N. Clark St., ste 2900, Chicago, IL.  This job can be remote in any one of our markets as appropriate.

Send resume and references to:  careers@grahammedia.com

 

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

GMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, GMG will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

 

 

Journalist, Race & Culture Unit (Walt Disney Television)

Journalist, Race & Culture Unit (Walt Disney Television)

Job Summary:

The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists to cover the Race and Culture beat in our 8 local markets. Each journalist must be a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, effective communicator and proven collaborator.

The multi-skilled journalists will be based at each of the OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno) and work directly with the newsroom management teams and decision makers to select and create content. The journalists will be part of the editorial decision-making process as it relates to story assignments, sourcing subjects featured in stories and developing community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in our storytelling. Each journalist may be assigned specific beats with a goal of local and national distribution of the content across all OTV platforms. In addition, journalists will work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.

In addition, the journalists will work across the group and meet daily with the Executive Producers of Race & Culture to identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:

 Lead and facilitate diversity & inclusion editorial discussions in your respective newsrooms.

 The ideal candidates will be responsible for offering creative and innovative ideas for better story-telling as well as have the ability to work under deadline. They will also collaborate with other stations and teams for joint projects or special features and brainstorm different story angles and ways to increase social media presence. Understanding of digital platforms and social media preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

 5 years of journalism experience; Significant experience producing longform content

 Must have the proven ability to take a story from concept to completion, including researching, interviewing, shooting, producing, writing, editing and presenting across all platforms

 Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture

 Candidates must be able to effectively manage story assignments and production in addition to collaborating with the Race & Culture Executive Producers and multiskilled journalists across OTV’s 8 markets

 Insatiable curiosity - you just have to dig deeper to find the truth

 Strong editorial judgement

 Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in

 Experience performing well under pressure

 A pro at social media and other digital tools

Required Education

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically
integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Executive Producer, Race & Culture - Location Any ABC OTV Station

Executive Producer, Race & Culture - Location Any ABC OTV Station

Job Summary:

This position can be based at any OTV stations (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno)

The ABC Owned Television Stations is seeking a passionate storyteller, brilliant multi-platform content creator, dynamic leader, dedicated journalist, effective communicator and proven collaborator to launch and execute a 10-person Race & Culture content unit that works together across the 8 owned television stations.

This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Content Development and the Vice President of Talent Development as well as working closely with OTV’s Diversity & Inclusion team, station News Directors, Executive Producers and 8 station-based multi-skilled journalists focused on this initiative.

The Executive Producer will develop and execute a network of storytellers across all of OTV’s markets with an emphasis on featuring voices and stories that often go untold and to bring a more diverse perspective to the stories told on a daily basis in the 400+ hours of live news programming produced across the stations each week. This group will be embedded across our stations to ensure intentional inclusion of balanced and reflective coverage of the communities we serve and deeper reporting at the intersection of race, culture and inclusion. In addition, the Executive Producer will be tasked with creating content inclusion review teams as well as developing materials and curriculum for creators at the stations.

Responsibilities:

 Develop and execute an action plan for creating content across all OTV markets utilizing state of the art video production equipment/techniques, new distribution channels and most importantly featuring voices and stories not generally seen or heard. The goal will be an even stronger connection with the communities we serve.

 Collaborate with OTV’s senior division and station leadership teams including, news directors, executive producers and content inclusion review teams that will be formed in conjunction with the initiative. In addition, work closely with the ABC News Race & Culture Unit to identify areas of collaboration.

 Identify mission appropriate topics, stories and series for journalistic exploration and match with content creators in the group.

 Produce original content for distribution on multiple platforms

 Recruit and co-manage eight multi-skilled journalists who will be dedicated to the project

 Identify and recommend appropriate production tools and techniques

 Provide editorial guidance, training and support to participating journalists

Basic Qualifications:

 Minimum 5 years of journalism experience in a fast-paced news environment meeting daily deadlines

 Significant reporting experience and sources in the area of Race & Culture

 The energy to juggle both show production and staff management

 Insatiable curiosity - you just have to dig deeper to find the truth

 Strong editorial judgment

 Tenacity to pitch the stories you believe in

 Experience performing well under pressure - - think breaking news-type situations.

 A natural leader - you can inspire teams to bring their “A” game

 A pro at social media and other digital tools

 Motivated: You’re the person who can tackle any task – and wants to!

Required Education

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television. ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Campaign Operations Specialist (Contractor), Bloomberg Media

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. We work hard, and we work fast — while keeping up the creativity and entrepreneurialism we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time.

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from QuickTake to New Economy.
 
As a 12 month contractor, the Campaign Operations Specialist contractor will focus on the execution of organic and paid media campaigns, ensuring that custom content performs according to benchmarks. You will support a centralized data dashboard to track performance of campaigns across digital ad placements, Bloomberg.com storytelling, apps, newsletters, and spend a significant amount of time tracking social media platforms (both organic and paid). As part of this role, the Specialist will assist with optimizing creative to ensure it performs.

The candidate should have an understanding of the media landscape, social media platforms, and be able to use analytics to inform on audience behaviors and content strategies. 

We’ll trust you to:

- Support social benchmarking work to help conduct analyses and understand performance of content across platforms  
- Track performance of campaigns, and help make real-time changes to creative, copy, etc. to improve performance
- Aggregate and interpret data during all stages of the campaign for presentation
- Monitor social media channels, social listening tools, and more to map user journeys and interactions

You'll need to have:

- 1-2 years of campaign management and analytic experience across platforms including Facebook, Google AdWords, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and more, as well as how they relate to owned and earned tactics and other digital marketing methods
- The ability to analyze data to understand budgeting, audience planning, segmentation, and behaviors
- An aptitude to adapt and learn new platforms
- Project management and analytical skills with the capability to build plans and help execute
- An understanding of the paid media, branded content, and audience acquisition landscape

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/84043

If we believe you’re a good match we'll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Director of Product, Consumer Subscription - Bloomberg

Smarter, faster, and as always - first. That's our philosophy. Bloomberg Media empowers global business leaders with breaking news, expert opinion and proprietary data distributed on every platform, across every time zone. Like our products and solutions- our teams are agile, dynamic, and innovative.

We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy for which we're known. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces. We challenge each other. And through our countless volunteer projects, we help bring out the best in our communities as around us, too. You can do amazing work here. Work you couldn't do anywhere else. It's up to you to make it happen.

Bloomberg Media is looking for an experienced Director of Product Management to drive innovation within our product portfolio and to help grow our consumer subscription business. We’re looking for strategic problem solvers, people who can help set the product vision and roadmap for Bloomberg Media and execute on that vision.

We’ll trust you to:

-  Direct the vision and roadmap, helping define the overall strategic direction and evolution of our consumer subscription business.
-  Take ownership of product strategy, roadmap and execution with a team of engineers, with a focus on subscription acquisition and retention.
-  Lead a team of product managers, help instill best practices in your team, guiding them to focus on the work that will help drive the business.
-  Understand how to identify the big wins and prioritize features that will have measurable impact for our customers and on the business, using data to inform your decisions.
-  Create a compelling roadmap that demonstrates an understanding of business goals, supported by market research, data, and user engagement data and research.
-  Be a strong leader and a compassionate team member, partnering with cross-functional teams across the building to make things happen.

You’ll need to have:

-  8+ years working in B2C product, ideally in subscription and / or news, experience working with data engineering, machine learning or data science, a plus.
-  Understanding of the mechanics of a consumer subscription business; ability to use data to drive business decisions, can be a partner and strong voice in defining the overall strategy.
-  Depth of experience building and shipping consumer facing products, driving them from ideation to delivery; ability to gain stakeholder and leadership buy-in; ability to facilitate prioritization decisions.
-  Experience leading a team of product managers, guiding and providing mentorship to help set them up for success.
-  A strong bias toward action and can break down sophisticated problems into steps that drive product development.
-  Excellent people skills and a proven collaborator; ability to work successfully with both direct and indirect teams across the organization, gaining consensus, stakeholder, and executive buy-in.
-  Strong analytical and quantitative skills; be able to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and feature concepts.
-  Comfortable setting and owning key KPIs & goals, as well as tracking projects against the KPIs, celebrating wins and learning from misses.
-  Experience with site optimization and using A/B multivariate testing.
-  Deep understanding of technology and latest trends in the digital space.
-  Understanding of design principles, usability, UX design.
-  Experience and demonstrated ability in understanding and discussing technical concepts and tradeoffs.

If this sounds like you:

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/84139

If we believe you're a good match, we'll get in touch with you to let you know next steps.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Subscriptions Editor, Bloomberg

The energy of a newsroom. The pace of a trading floor. The buzz of a recent tech breakthrough. We work hard, and we work fast - while keeping up the quality and accuracy we're known for. It's what keeps us inventing and reinventing, all the time. Our culture is wide open, just like our spaces. We challenge each other. And through our countless volunteer projects, we help bring out the best in our communities as around us, too. You can do amazing work here. Work you couldn't do anywhere else. It's up to you to make it happen!

The role:

Bloomberg Digital is looking for a Subscriptions Editor to focus on building user engagement both on and off-platform as it continues to grow its paying subscriber base. This role is based in New York but will work closely with our regional team leads on converting non-paying readers to long term subscribers to support our global subscription business. You will be focused on bringing in new users and getting them to engage with Bloomberg content daily. You will be responsible for retaining existing users by giving them new ways to stay connected to the brand. You will also lead the editorial team’s collaboration with our subscriptions marketing and product teams as we roll out new features and promotional campaigns for subscribers.

We’ll trust you to:

- Work with the wider newsroom to generate content ideas that can connect with readers regularly to drive up engagement and convert readers to paying subscribers
- Manage our newsletter slate editorially, working with various newsroom teams as well as the marketing team to grow the audience at the top of our subscription funnel
- Represent editorial and the upcoming editorial calendar with the subscription marketing and product teams so that we can properly showcase our biggest editorial moments
- Be a partner to product and marketing as they roll out new initiatives and communicate with new and existing subscribers
- Collaborate with the other media platforms of print, events, television and radio to build out our digital subscription portfolio
- Closely track subscriber KPIs and analytics to help make informed recommendations about where to be committing editorial resources

You’ll need to have:

- 3 to 5 years of proven experience working in a news room, preferably with a paywall
- A Bachelor's Degree
- A commitment to the best journalistic practices and impeccable judgment under fire
- Strong collaboration skills
- A strong understanding of media analytics and how to analyze trends and ways to act on them

Does this sound like you?

Apply here: https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/84124

We'll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

General Manager, WLIW Radio

General Manager, WLIW Radio


The General Manager is the senior leader of WLIW’s non-profit Southampton radio station and key liaison to the integration with WLIW-TV, in support of the vision, mission, and strategic plans of the WLIW enterprise.

The General Manager leads all aspects of the radio station, including revenue generation, programming, operations, marketing and staff, while serving and growing the audience to fulfill the goal of becoming an essential local institution throughout the East End and Long Island community. The General Manager must be community-focused, passionate about the region and effective at helping grow the station’s individual giving, underwriting revenue, and philanthropic support, while develop and maintain effective staff, organizational structure, and processes. Key responsibilities include:

Station Leadership
• Plans and implements activities to achieve WLIW Radio’s mission which includes establishing and implementing short-and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures and ensuring program effectiveness.
• Directs day-to-day operations of WLIW, ensuring that each staff member and department effectively contributes to the radio overall goals.
• Develops and implements strategies for generating revenue for the station through underwriting and fundraising in conjunction with WLIW21 and Development.
• Draws fully on the talents of the organization’s staff and continues to build, motivate and retain an outstanding professional team.
• Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the station in concert with WLIW21 Vice President and General Manager and parent company WNET. Is responsible for budgeting and budget tracking, oversight of bookkeeping and audits, maintenance of records, grant tracking and reporting, and financial reporting to the college and granting agencies, as directed by WLIW21 and parent company WNET.
• Ensures compliance with college policies and mandates of local, state, and federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission;
• Additional duties, as assigned.

Audience and Community Engagement
• Represents the station to the community. Oversees station outreach to members, listeners, and the community at large. Proactively interacts with businesses, organizations, schools, and government agencies and institutions to build collaborative relationships with these entities.
• Oversees fundraising, including major giving campaigns, and is responsible for assuring sufficient funds are available for station operations through donor cultivation, development and recognition, membership development, fundraising events, grant writing and reporting. Maintains relationships with granting agencies and organizations in conjunction with WLIW21 and Development.
• Oversees marketing programs and activities, including website and print promotions in conjunction with WLIW21, and Marketing and Communications.
• Establishes and oversees a community engagement strategy that supports the mission of becoming an essential institution for the East End of Long Island.
• Works with the station’s community advisory board, preparing regular financial and station activity reports and seeking its input on strategic planning and initiatives in conjunction with WLIW21/WNET).


On Air Operations
• Oversees the day-to-day operation and program activities of the radio and internet broadcast facility.
• Works with news leadership at the radio station and at WLIW/WNET to determine the local news coverage strategy, as well as hire and oversee the journalistic activities of news staff at the station.
• Oversees total radio production efforts and cross-integration of radio with television programming, including acquisition, schedule development, proposal writing, creation of production projects, and contract negotiations.
• Oversees operational and technical systems necessary to carry out the on-air and internet operation of the station and production of programs in conjunction with WLIW21/WNET.
• Develops and implements initiatives to expand audience services, improve facilities, and update broadcasting technology in conjunction with WLIW21/WNET.

Qualified candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build and maintain relationships among local leaders, businesses and influential members of the community; excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to think critically and solve problems; good judgment and organizational skills and strong leadership and experience building high performing teams. Additional qualifications include:
• A minimum of ten (10) years of radio management experience; significant non-profit management experience as well as experience with television, journalism and digital media preferred;
• Keen understanding of radio and internet broadcasting operations (strategies, tools, methods, techniques, facilities and equipment); demonstrated ability to effectively manage personnel
• Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential/ sensitive information
• BA/BS or equivalent experience.
Preferred candidates are local to the region, living within close proximity of Southampton and/or in Plainview, New York; have significant knowledge and experience working on public media, fundraising, radio/audio program production, contracts and grants; and/or have experience playing a leadership role in overseeing a journalistic operation.

Apply online at WNET Careers

WLIW21
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435
www.wnet.org

WNET is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military or protected veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email EmployApp@wnet.org or call toll-free 1-800-992-7519.

 

 

INN Member Network Director

The Institute for Nonprofit News is seeking an experienced journalist with an organizer’s outlook for a new position accelerating growth, depth and diversity across INN’s membership network.

This is a leadership role supporting the peer development of more than 3,500 people working in nonprofit news organizations, which play an increasingly critical role in preserving, founding and restoring news coverage access across North America.  Since the start of the nonprofit news movement, INN and its members have used network strategies to build this emerging media field. The member network director puts this strategy into action and strengthens the field through three branches of work:

  • Facilitating and supporting development of regional and professional networks and collaborations within the whole network, and increasing support services to INN members.
  • Managing INN’s member recruitment, standards, vetting and promotion of the values and quality journalism that differentiate INN member news organizations.
  • Managing the growth of INN membership, assessing INN’s value and impact for member news organizations and deepening member engagement.

INN and its members make up a fast-growing network of more than 250 independent, nonprofit news media. Together, these newsrooms are expanding public service journalism across North America and finding new models for news. They hold the powerful accountable through some of the strongest investigative reporting in the nation as well as producing community and state reporting. And they are providing millions of people with unbiased, informed coverage of issues that shape laws and lives, including education, equity, climate change, social justice, health and science, from local to global issues.

Role and responsibilities

The member network director leads a staff of two: a new INN Member Collaborations Leader and our Membership Coordinator.

Together, they work to advance key goals and initiatives to:

  • Grow, strengthen and diversify the INN member network to serve various geographical regions, communities of color and topical coverage areas
  • Deepen INN membership network benefits through development of professional peer groups, mentoring programs and interest circles among news and business leaders, as well as expanding services offered
  • Manages the evolution of INN standards and guidelines, which provide best practices for the field and encourage editorial excellence and independence, inclusivity, public trust and engagement.
  • Expand recognition of INN members’ work and public awareness of the value of nonprofit news coverage through an annual awards programs and annual collections of the best of nonprofit news coverage.
  • Facilitate collaborations that extend the public benefit of nonprofit news reporting and support and amplify their work.
  • Evaluate the value of INN programs, services and network support to INN members and where applicable, to the general public
  • Increase a sense of community among members and manage recruitment, onboarding and membership processes.

The member network director maintains a broad understanding of members and communicates with them regularly, frequently talks with sector leaders to anticipate their needs and organizes members to support each other and pursue shared opportunities.

The director works across all INN programs to suggest members for advisory groups and peer groups and to identify needs and resources that can help nonprofit news organizations grow. The director also proposes and supports funding initiatives to strengthen the membership and the resources INN provides to them.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in organizing actions or communities. Examples might range from lobbying to leading professional groups or community engagement initiatives, recruiting and organizing volunteers, or working in industry associations. Training in organizing skills or communications is beneficial.
  • Interest and experience in managing journalists who are developing new approaches to reporting and the business of news, through either newsroom or product, business or audience leadership roles. A candidate may have helped lead new initiatives in traditional news or been involved in developing new types of media projects.
  • Strong interest in and experience in journalism ethics, standards and best practices
  • Strong interpersonal and written communications skills, to rally and organize groups of colleagues
  • Experience as a participant or organizer of mentorship and peer learning initiatives
  • Experience diversifying journalism and building new approaches to media that help news organizations increase their equity and inclusion and reach underserved audiences
  • Ability to organize your own work and help others do the same, and a service orientation to helping others achieve their goals. This membership work helps many stakeholders achieve their goals as well as the director’s own objectives
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (journalism, communications, public affairs) and at least five years experience with news
  • Experience managing direct reports

INN recognizes that a great candidate may not meet all of these requirements. Please use your cover letter to tell us how you would make the position your own.

What INN offers:

This position carries a competitive salary and benefits. It offers the potential to shape the future of journalism and inclusive career paths for leaders in this emerging media field.

We value diversity, work in the open and do everything we can to give back to the journalism community. INN is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to increase diversity in our own operation and in the news media. We encourage individuals from communities traditionally underrepresented in this field to apply.

The position can be remote, or if offices reopen, based in our Los Angeles office or co-located with other INN staff or key members. INN is a distributed team and previous experience working with a remote team would be helpful, but we’ll work with you to create a successful remote work experience.

Applying:

Candidates, please send a resume and materials to apply@inn.org with the subject line INN Member Network Director. In your cover letter or a separate document, please include examples of projects you’ve worked on or efforts relevant to this posting in terms of organizing groups and networks, increasing participation and diversity in news or other fields, and a short explanation of your role in producing each.