IJNet Manager

International Center for Journalists
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

The International Center for Journalists, ICFJ, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC is seeking a manager for the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet). IJNet provides the latest tips, trends and training opportunities in seven languages. The IJNet Manager is responsible for overseeing all IJNet activities, ranging from supervising the production of resource toolkits and training videos to developing new outreach strategies to brainstorming ideas for new grants. The IJNet Manager supervises the English & Engagement Editor, IJNet consultants and IJNet interns. The IJNet Manager reports to the Deputy Director of Programs.


  • Manage in-person and remote staff/language editors/consultants
  • Provide editorial oversight and help develop editorial strategy
  • Manage IJNet Arabic Mentoring Center program
  • Report, write and edit articles
  • Collaborate with ICFJ Knight Fellowship program to highlight fellows’ activities and work
  • Develop partnerships and new initiatives for IJNet
  • Oversee and manage budgets
  • Work with ICFJ programs to assist their recruitment and visibility
  • Coordinate with all tech vendors, including the site maintenance company and hosting service
  • Carry out grant objectives and ensure the timely delivery of funder-supported IJNet products like toolkits and webinars
  • Write grant reports and if needed, proposals
  • Represent IJNet at conferences and events
  • Carry out other administrative tasks that keep IJNet running


  • At least three years of journalism experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (in journalism or communications preferred)
  • Strong grasp of AP style
  • Strong understanding of news media innovation and tools
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Fluent in English (additional languages a plus)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Drupal, CMS and multimedia skills.


  • Professional Knowledge: General knowledge of federal grant regulations; general understanding of best journalistic practices; understanding of program implementation including logistics, timelines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation, deliverables and impact
  • Geographic Knowledge: Understanding of international political, economic and cultural/social environments in which journalists, newsrooms and media entrepreneurs/innovators operate
  • Cultural awareness: Ability to communicate with and manage people from diverse cultural backgrounds with ease
  • Management: Ability to assign, assess and review work; ability to evaluate performance
  • Self-Management: Ability to manage workload and adjust to change by prioritizing and/or using new resources to accomplish program goals; ability to complete assignments in a timely manner; ability to work under an appropriate level of supervision; ability to demonstrate professional behavior
  • Attention to detail: Ability to edit articles closely with a strong attention to detail; complete financial forms correctly and accurately
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to analyze and problem-solve
  • Commitment to Excellence: Ability to consistently achieve or surpass program deliverables through attention to detail, accuracy and focus on program impact
  • Communications: Ability to communicate program progress and needs effectively to ICFJ supervisors and support staff; and to funders; ability to communicate program impact effectively online and via social media to ICFJ’s global audiences
  • Technical Knowledge: Understanding and ability to use database platforms including Google Analytics, Salesforce and Google Sheets/Docs; understanding of and ability to use and adopt new digital tools; ability to show ICFJ staff how to use new resources.

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