Regional Program Manager with Radio Experience, for Corps Excellence

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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Experience:

  • Meaningful time (7-10 years) in the journalism industry, public radio, including management
  • Open-mindedness
  • 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.