We are looking for an experienced editorial leader to take this extraordinarily successful and unique media organization forward in a dynamic and challenging environment. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a news-editorial leadership position; experience in working with or in a university or non-profit organization; an appreciation for innovative solutions to growing revenue without compromising journalistic integrity; a talent for collaboration and collegiality, and a dynamic personality able to energize a staff of talented media professionals and expand our network of university members and funders. The successful candidate must locate in the Boston area.
The Editor and General Manager will lead The Conversation US news and development teams. She or he will be responsible to the Board of Directors for publishing high quality, impactful and engaging journalism produced by a collaboration between our editors and academic experts on a daily basis. She or he also will be responsible for working with the development staff to ensure that the organization’s financial well-being is not only sustained, but is strengthened. This includes working in close collaboration with the Chief Innovation and Development Officer in maintaining strong relationships with our funders and publishing partners; finding new financial backers, and leveraging The Conversation’s reputation in innovative ways that extend its journalistic reach without compromising its integrity or mission. A network of academic contacts and knowledge of international affairs would be a plus.
The Conversation US welcomes, respects and values people across all aspects of human identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants must have authorization to legally work in the United States.
If you have a passion for collaborating with scholars to bring impactful, trustworthy journalism to the public, and would like to be part of an online publication that is making a real difference, we want to hear from you. We will receive applications until the position is filled.
Please submit a cover letter and resume subject: “Editor and General Manager.”
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