The Times is seeking a Deputy Director of Early Career Journalism Programs to help oversee the day-to-day operations of its career-development efforts in the newsroom, including the Times Fellowship and Student Journalism Institute. It’s an especially critical job now: The Times continues to seek to diversify its newsroom and create sustainable talent pipelines at a time of industry upheaval.
The deputy director will:
Oversee the day-to-day operations and recruiting for the Newsroom Fellowship and Student Journalism Institute. This includes helping to recruit talent, commanding logistics, as well as overseeing and executing programming and training for both programs.
Work with the Director of Early Career Journalism Strategy to help shape and execute future approaches toward recruiting, training and mentoring.
Help oversee the Dow Jones News Fund internship program, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, which is run in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation, as well as other occasional one-off career programs.
Serve as a mentor for up-and-coming journalists throughout the newsroom and beyond.
Be an ambassador for The Times and take a leading role in touting our early-career programs on college campuses, at journalism conventions and in other public forums.
Ideal candidates will be innovators and strong communicators with a high degree of empathy. Candidates should have some news experience to draw on to help with their mentoring and recruiting efforts. Flexibility also is key. The director job requires juggling a number of responsibilities and the cadence of every work day might be slightly different.
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