Denise Malan will manage IRE staff and operations as interim executive director until the IRE Board of Directors hires a new executive director.
During the past year, Malan has served as IRE deputy executive director. She was a newspaper journalist for more than a decade, covering government, education, politics, the environment and more. After several years at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas, she joined IRE in 2013 in a joint position with the Institute for Nonprofit News, helping newsrooms around the country use data in their reporting. She became an IRE training director in 2016 and earned a master’s degree in data science from the University of Missouri in 2019.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead IRE during this time of transition, and I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, board and members," Malan said.
The deadline to apply for the executive director position is January 15. Full details are available online. IRE is seeking a new leader to succeed Doug Haddix, who served in the role for more than four years. In October, he announced his resignation, which took effect January 8.