Executive Director, Current (11697)

Posted On: September 16, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: American University

Company Description

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Job Description

Position Number: 11697
Department: Communication, School of
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Function Leader B
Position Type: Full-time Staff

Current and Current.org, the nonprofit newspaper and website covering public media, seeks an Executive Director to lead a small team of reporters, editors, and advertising and business/circulation employees to achieve success.

The Executive Director is the key strategic thinker of the organization, applying his/her expansive knowledge of public media's changing environment in the leadership and motivation of Current's editorial, business development, circulation and advertising teams. This position operates under limited supervision. This position is contingent on revenues generated by the Current.

Educational Requirements:Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication or business or commensurate work experience required. M.B.A. a plus.

Minimum Requirements:
• 15+ years of professional experience in public media with at least 7 years of proven success working in a leadership level role for a media company required.
• Deep media industry knowledge, including digital proficiencies, required.
• Future-minded with a proven ability to effectively lead and motivate a team.

Preferred Requirements:
• Experience working in a business development role
• Fundraising experience

Additional Information:

This position is located off-campus at Current offices in Takoma Park, two blocks from the Takoma Metro station on the Red Line. Some night and weekend work may be required and the manager must be able to travel, with up to 25% time on travel. This position is contingent on funds generated by the Current program.

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