Director of Journalism

$75,000 - $135,000 yearly
  • Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Director Editor / Editorial Operations

Job Description

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation is seeking a Director of Journalism to be journalism's advocate inside and outside the organization, and who will create and execute programs, initiatives, and strategies that promote our organization’s leadership and guidance to members, and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills, a strong understanding of advocacy affairs, and a strong background in journalism. This is usually demonstrated by 10+ years’ of experience within a related role; ideally in an association or corporate setting

The Director of Journalism reports to the Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ten or more years of experience in journalism, in an association, corporate or academic setting, including experience in news publishing/gathering/reporting/editing.
  • Five years or more in a key leadership role.
  • Experience with social media preferred.
  • Alignment with Fourth Estate's mission, vision and core journalism principles.
  • Strong leadership abilities focused around advocacy and strategy.
  • Personality fit will be vital in hiring decision – team player, self-starter, eager to join a collaborative, mission-oriented, entrepreneurial and ego-free team.


This position reports to our Washington, DC office, however remote applicants anywhere in the world are encouraged. Ability to travel internationally and domestically is preferred.

Application Requirements:

  • Please send a copy of your CV,/Resume, and a cover letter explaining your qualifications, interest and vision for the position using the Apply Now button.


Rolling application will remain open until filled.

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