The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking a full-time program coordinator to support a wide range of initiatives as a member of the programs team. The team is responsible for implementing the organization’s portfolio of safety, opportunity, recognition, and equity initiatives that advance the IWMF’s mission through direct support to women and gender diverse journalists. A full list of IWMF programs is available on our website.
The ideal candidate is passionate about protecting, supporting, and promoting women and nonbinary journalists. They advocate for a greater diversity of voices in the news industry. A successful candidate will have a proven ability to meet deadlines and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, committed to continual improvement and driven to perform at the highest level.
Who We Are
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is the only global non-profit organization that offers emergency support, safety training, global reporting opportunities, and funding for both staff reporters and freelancers, all specifically tailored for women and gender diverse journalists. Our mission is to ensure more opportunities, bylines, and recognition of women and nonbinary journalists and create a greater diversity of voices in journalism.
What You’ll Do
Reporting to the program manager, the program coordinator will be responsible for the supporting the IWMF’s international programming and emergency assistance. Additionally, they will work to enhance the IWMF’s outreach efforts with the journalism community, help organize public forums on behalf of the IWMF including programs-related events and participate in conferences. A description of responsibilities follows.
Who You Are
Experience: One to three years of work experience in program coordination or project management, journalism, grantmaking, or international affairs/development. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field (e.g., media development, international relations, public affairs, etc.)
Skills: Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship-building skills, to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities including journalists, grantees, reporting fellows, board members, volunteers, peers, donors, and consultants. In addition:
What Else You Should Know
The salary for this position is $55,000.
The IWMF is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, sex, age, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or any other status protected by applicable law. The IWMF values a diverse workplace and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We regret that we can only hire candidates currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
IWMF headquarters are in Washington, D.C., but the location of this position is flexible. IWMF staff currently work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel to Washington, D.C., and other locations will be required as part of this position.
The IWMF offers a generous benefits package, including individual health insurance (80% paid by the IWMF), dental coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, the opportunity to establish an FSA and paid holidays as well as paid leave between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In addition, we offer a 401k contribution up to 5%, with employer match up to 4%. Other benefits include two weeks of paid vacation, two weeks of sick leave and three personal days within the first year of employment.
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