Job Opportunity: Latino Media Initiative Director

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism seeks candidates for the position of Latino Media Initiative Director for its Center for Community Media (CCM).

The center has pivoted from a New York-oriented service organization to one committed to building news organizations that inform immigrant communities and communities of color across the U.S. The Latino Media Initiative is one of the main pillars of the center’s new structure.

The successful candidate will have strong media credentials, extensive experience in the field of Latino media, and demonstrated management and leadership expertise. The position will report to the executive director of CCM, which is based in New York City. This role can be based remotely with occasional travel to New York City.

The director will help find strategies to support business development in the Latino news industry; help with grant seeking and reporting, research, and training; and develop and nurture collaborative relationships with other partners in key locations across the country. The director will also be expected to work collaboratively with Newmark J-School staff who are developing programs that intersect with the work of CCM and the Latino Media Initiative. This includes the annual Latino Media Summit, held annually in June, which draws hundreds of Latino journalists and supporters from around the country.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an intimate knowledge of and connections with the Latino media sector, experience working with journalism funders and deep understanding of the journalism and business skills required of small, independent news outlets.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • At least three years’ experience working on the business or editorial team at a news organization
  • Understanding of the latest trends in the news industry, including product development, audience development, new forms of storytelling, and new business models
  • Demonstrated commitment to informing, engaging, and fostering news organizations that serve Latino communities.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others for the good of the institution

COMPENSATION: The Latino Media Initiative Director is a grant-funded position that will be on the payroll of the CUNY Research Foundation, which offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary range is $87,000 – $100,000

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to CCM’s Research and Development Associate Jennifer Cheng at jennifer.cheng@journalism.cuny.edu.

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2023.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. We are an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.