Knight Foundation is seeking a creative change maker to join the Journalism Program team. We want to hear from candidates with traditional or non-traditional journalism and media backgrounds to join the Program’s efforts to innovate journalism excellence and help transform local news organizations to meet the demands of the digital age.
Reporting to the Vice President/Journalism and working with a team, the director will collaborate to identify, select and manage grant portfolios that have transformational potential by exploring new forms, tools and ways for journalists to engage and inform communities.
Identify and invest in entrepreneurial leaders in journalism, across many platforms.
Identify and invest in innovative ideas that will lead to better informed communities.
Work withthe team to develop field-advancing grant strategies and a diverse network of relationships to assist you with driving change and adoption of digital technology;
Contribute thought leadership;
Work with Knight’s learning team to measure the impact of initiatives, inform strategy and improve programs.
Represent Knight Foundation in local and national forums.
Profound commitment to First Amendment principles and journalistic excellence
Openness to ideas
Ability to identify talent
Appreciation of local news reporting
Ability to work collaboratively to develop creative solutions
Entrepreneurial drive, curiosity and networking savvy
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.