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Director of Journalist Programmes

Applications are welcomed for a Director of Journalist Programmes to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) who will be responsible for leading on delivery, strategic development, and long term financial sustainability of all Journalist Programmes at the Institute. The role will report to and work closely with the Institute Director and be part of the senior management team.

As a recognised authority in their field, both as a senior editorial leader and as an expert with an international reputation, the Director of Journalist Programmes will be responsible for line managing the institute’s Journalist Programmes team and developing a series of independent externally funded projects that can expand the activities and impact of the Institute. The role involves both hands-on operations, pastoral care, development, and representation.

The position is fixed-term and offered on a full-time basis until 31 December 2024. You will have substantial senior journalistic experience and editorial leadership, particularly in an international and digital context, as well as experience in leading and working with diverse teams of professionals. You will have the expertise and a successful track record in leading funding applications and/or generating earned income while maintaining editorial independence. You will also have the authority to engage with and command the confidence of a range of current and prospective external sponsors and funders as well as the full range of RISJ stakeholders. In addition, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to working closely with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to rasmus.nielsen@politics.ox.ac.uk. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on 23 May 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 157406 on all correspondence. Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 06 June.

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Status: Closed

Organisation: Reuters Institute

Deadline: 23/05/2022

Location: Oxford

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