We are seeking a Corps Excellence Regional Manager to oversee the running of the Report for America program on a regional level from the perspective of the emerging journalists and their assigned newsrooms. We are particularly interested in candidates with a public radio background to help support our public radio reporters and newsrooms. This position is full-time and can be performed remotely. The position reports to Vice President of Corps Excellence.
Counsel and advise corps members
Contribute public radio expertise to support our audio-related training initiatives, recruitment and mentors.
Work with all media outlets to ensure understanding and compliance with Report for America program values, mission and procedures
Initiate and build partnerships to develop corps member opportunities for experiential endeavors locally, state-wide, and regionally
Conduct site visits to evaluate appropriateness and relevance of assignments for corps members
Conduct monthly conference calls with employers and corps members
Assist Director of Recruitment in identifying potential media companies, universities and other journalism groups in your region to participate in RFA
Work alongside Report for America and GroundTruth colleagues to identify and promote speaking engagements, conference participation and other opportunities for corps members, funders and partners in your region
Produce monthly reports on the program’s progress and the progress of the corps members in your region
Promote diversity within the program
Assist the Vice President of Corps Excellence, corps members and media companies in the contest entry process
Coordinate meetings and other activities for annual visit of Vice President of Corps Excellence
- Meaningful time (7-10 years) in the journalism industry, public radio, including management
- Ability to mentor
- Must be willing to travel
- Good listening and observation skills
- Quality problem solver who can also help others to navigate solving problems
- Skilled negotiator
- Steward of diversity
- Familiarity with online communication tools such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Interviews will be conducted via video conferencing.