Jobs

Director of Corps Excellence

Responsibilities

He/she will be responsible for insuring that the service year experience is excellent for the reporter and the news organization.  Responsibilities specifically would include:

  • Onboarding news organizations
  • Working with news organizations and corps members to address issues that arise during the year.
  • Create scalable system of regional or cluster managers to do these functions as Report for America scales

Experience:

  • Several years experience in a volunteer, service or academic institutions
  • Familiarity with the culture of local news rooms
  • Some experience working with emerging journalists or early professionals
  • Strong diplomatic and people-management skills
  • Ideally, solid experience as an advisor, counselor, or mentor in an academic or professional setting

S/he reports directly to the program’s National Director.

Instead of writing a cover letter, please fill out this form, which will also allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

Report for America is an initiative of the GroundTruth Project, which is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

 

Director of Training and Service

He or she will be responsible for insuring that Report for America provides world-class training and support, both at the beginning of the service term and throughout the experience. S/he reports directly to the program’s National Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and managing annual, in-person training events, working closely with other staff at the GroundTruth Project. Reports to the National Director.
  • Managing the system of ongoing support and training throughout the year
  • Developing education-focused partnerships with trade organizations and institutions.
  • Creating and maintaining a network of mentors and coaches
  • Managing the corps members’ community service projects
  • Working closely with the Corps Excellence team to identify and meet the training or support needs of the corps

Experience:

  • Experience working with young professionals or young journalists
  • Experience with journalism training or education
  • Some experience facilitating distance education / training, a plus
  • Event or conference planning experience, a plus

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

 

Director of Impact and Evaluation

Responsible for assessing what’s working and not working, and helping to measure and demonstrate the impact of both individual corps members and the program as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing  metrics and impact agreements with each news organization
  • Working with news organizations to track impact throughout service year
  • Establishing a scalable system for data collection and impact assessment
  • Working with outside evaluators to create high quality evaluations of program impact
  • Developing new ways to convey impact

Experience:

  • Some experience designing evaluation or monitoring strategies for news organizations
  • Familiarity with newsroom cultures
  • Facility with academic approaches to non profit evaluation and assessment

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

 

Director of Local Development and Fundraising

Lead efforts to generate support from local and regional funders and work with local news organizations to raise local philanthropic support. Reports to the President of Report for America.

Responsibilities:

  • Raise money from local and regional foundations for the Report for America program
  • Work with local news rooms to identify and solicit funds from local philanthropy (foundations, individuals, corporations) to provide the “local” share for Report for America reporting positions
  • Work with GroundTruth’s Development Officer as well as the CEO of GroundTruth to  generate support for Report for America in general and to coordinate with the Ground Truth’s development strategy.

Experience:

  • Several years of experience in nonprofit development
  • Experience in training or teaching (to help train local news organizations how to advance their local fundraising efforts)
  • Passion for, and familiarity with, the cause of local journalism

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.

 

Director of Marketing

Responsible for branding, public awareness and public outreach for Report for America.

Responsibilities:

  • Building the Report for America brand
  • Managing social media
  • Newsletters
  • Paid and niche marketing for recruitment of corps members and news organizations
  • Telling the stories of corps members
  • Swag design and cheerleading
  • Coordinating with overall GroundTruth marketing and communications strategy

 

Experience:

  • Several years leading communications and/or marketing efforts for an organization or company
  • Some experience with managing social media
  • Some experience building newsletters and audience, a plus.

Please fill out this form, which will allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to info@reportforamerica.org.