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Director of Journalism Training

Job Summary

The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free training and education to journalists to increase their understanding of complex issues. Our mission is to make good journalists better.

The Director of Journalism Training is an experienced journalist responsible for creating, developing and implementing professional education for journalists. This entails keeping abreast of newsrooms’ changing needs; developing training programs; hosting programs online, in Washington, around the country and abroad; selecting fellows and speakers; supervising all program logistics; and writing or editing content for the website, social media and final reports. The director often is the “face of NPF” as moderator of programs, supervises a full-time program manager, helps supervise interns, and works closely with the president and all other staff. Candidates should have curiosity, the ability to track coverage and respond to new trends in journalism, excellent editorial skills, flexibility, and good people skills.

Requirements: At least 10 years of editing or reporting experience, preferably at a national publication; some Washington experience needed. Experience in teaching journalism or undergraduate or graduate-level teaching a plus. Active profile on social media. Knowledge/use of new digital tools. Familiarity with data and all types of news presentation. Solid organization and time management skills. Experience creating high-quality content across multiple distribution channels. Some domestic and international travel.

Specific job duties:

• Develop ideas for new programs on topics and skills that journalists will need to know.
• Research topics and identify top-notch speakers to train journalists.
• Develop training agendas. Correspond with experts and funders, schedule and prepare speakers, issue invitations.
• Supervise full-time program manager on training logistics.
• Conduct outreach to editors and reporters. Help select fellows for competitive grants and fellowships.
• Moderate programs.
• Write or edit takeaways and resources for the website.
• Write program announcements, reports and other materials. Excellent knowledge of AP style and attention to detail a must.
• Advance diversity, equity and inclusion through NPF’s choice of programming, speakers and fellows.
• Supervise editorial interns, free-lance graphic designers and others.
• Contribute to NPF social media and assist the Director of Digital Strategy.

Salary Range: $110,000 to $120,000, commensurate with experience.

NPF also provides a very generous benefits package:

• Fully paid medical coverage for employee. (No copays for most doctor visits.) Also dental and vision coverage.
• Flexible spending account.
• Long-term disability insurance.
• 7% retirement contribution whether or not the employee contributes.
• Free gym in building.
• Transportation benefit
• Generous vacation and paid time off.

We are located in Washington, D.C. and are working remotely and in NPF’s studio. NPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an inclusive workplace and BIPOC and LGBTQI journalists or former journalists are encouraged to apply.


Organization: National Press Foundation
Location: Washington US
Date Posted: October 22, 2021
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How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to NPF Director of Operations Jason Zaragoza at

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