Employment Opportunities with SPJ
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nations largest and most broad-based membership association for journalists. We are dedicated to the preservation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To accomplish this, SPJ hires smart, energetic individuals who are hell-bent on improving the Societys offerings and operations while also making a name for themselves.
The Quill Editor and Project Manager will oversee production of a quarterly print magazine and a daily journalism news site and manage programs designed to educate journalists on current trends, topics and skills. Chief among those programs is the Google Training Initiative.
– Oversee the production of Quill Magazine, SPJs educational member magazine.
– Manage editorial content on Quills webpage, which includes regular posts and features published on a WordPress platform.
– Work with SPJ volunteers and journalists at-large to develop a wide spectrum of curriculum (and delivery methods) that positions SPJ as a leader in journalism education.
– Develop curriculum for the Societys ongoing professional development programs, including but not limited to newsroom training, webinars and other teaching platforms/mechanisms.
– Prepare and monitor Quill and educational program budgets to ensure that each program remains within budget.
– Work with Communications Team to effectively market SPJs educational programs.
– Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
– In-depth knowledge of emerging journalism trends and a firm understanding of the journalism community.
– Prior experience managing projects preferred.
– Prior experience editing a news magazine or newspaper preferred
– Ability to manage multiple projects and follow each carefully from inception to completion.
– Knowledge of budgets and tracking income and expenses
How to apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie. Applications without the above requirements will not be accepted.
The Society of Professional Journalists is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. SPJ will apply its diversity mission to hiring with a written policy and approach to:
Actively seek diverse candidates
Craft job descriptions to be inclusive
Include diverse candidates within the interview pool