Job opening: Manager of Impact and Evaluation


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Report for America is a national service program that places emerging journalists into local newsrooms to report on urgent under-covered issues and communities. It is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists.

Report for America is a dynamic, rapidly-growing answer to America’s crisis in local news reporting. This year Report for America has expanded from roughly 60 corps members to 225 as part of an ambitious plan to ensure that every American county has regular access to excellent local news. Our reporters and photojournalists work at newspapers large and small, public radio stations, TV stations, digital publications, wire services and investigative nonprofits. This year they will be in 163 newsrooms across 46 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Manager of Impact and Evaluation for Report for America is a key position within the organization.  The Manager is charged with the critical role of determining how we measure the impact of the corps members, what elements of the program are working and which aren’t, the satisfaction levels of reporters and newsrooms, and the cost effectiveness of our spending. This position will report to the National Director of Report for America based in New York City.  We offer a competitive salary, great benefits and an excellent working environment!

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing metrics and impact agreements with each news organization
  • Working with news organizations to track impact throughout service year
  • Establishing a scalable system for data collection and impact assessment including defining long-term and short-term outcomes
  • Working with outside evaluators to create high quality evaluations of program impact
  • Developing new ways to convey impact
  • Developing, managing and updating tracking system working with Salesforce


A successful candidate will:

  • Possess significant experience overseeing and designing evaluation or monitoring strategies for news organizations or similar organizations
  • Have some familiarity with newsroom cultures
  • Possess a familiarity with academic approaches to journalistic evaluations and assessments

Interviews will be conducted via video conferencing.

About The GroundTruth Project
Our mission is to restore journalism from the ground up by supporting the next generation of journalists through field reporting that serves under-covered corners of the United States and the world.

The GroundTruth Project is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.