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Executive Director

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is looking for a visionary Executive Director to lead its groundbreaking organization into its third decade. This is a chance to be on the front-lines of strengthening watchdog media around the world.

GIJN serves as the global hub for investigative journalists. GIJN’s core mission is to support and strengthen investigative reporting around the world. With a team of 38 staff in 25 countries, GIJN works in a dozen languages a day to link together the world’s most enterprising journalists, giving them the tools, technology, and training to go after abuses of power and lack of accountability. GIJN supports journalists around the world, and is governed by an international association of 235 nonprofit journalism organizations in 89 countries.

The executive director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees GIJN’s largest program areas, including development, finances, and staff. GIJN is a distributed organization, with no brick-and-mortar office. Management is largely online, through collaborative software and video meetings.

Location: Fully remote.  GIJN is a virtual non-profit organization. You will need good, dependable broadband.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee GIJN’s day to day operations.
  • Manage and protect the financial health of the organization.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors developing and implementing strategies to advance GIJN’s mission.
  • Lead and inspire a cross-cultural, fully remote team of 38.
  • Oversee and participate in fundraising efforts.
  • Oversee GIJN programming and resources, including its Global and Asian Investigative Journalism Conferences, Help Desk & Advisory Services, Resource Center, training and workshops, regional editors, translation program, online networks, online publishing, and membership.
  • Represent GIJN to all stakeholders, including member groups, donors, the media, and the general public.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience in a journalism environment
  • Strong knowledge of investigative and data journalism.
  • Financial management experience.
  • Strong fundraising skills and experience. Knowledge of nonprofit media donors is a plus.
  • Business operations and administration experience is preferred.
  • Ability to manage an unusually diverse, cross-cultural, international workforce.
  • Ability to manage a distributed staff, working largely online in remote locations.
  • Effective, articulate communicator, both written and oral, for multiple audiences – including strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to cultivate partnerships across borders to advance organizational mission.
  • Full verbal and written proficiency in English. Working proficiency in another language is a plus.
The most successful candidates will possess some of the following:
  • An extraordinary commitment to GIJN’s mission
  • Personal and professional integrity of the highest caliber
  • Ability to balance daily operational activities with  a “big picture” strategy
  • Effectiveness at building consensus and creating a healthy culture of accountability
  • Ability to create an environment that encourages and values honest communication, transparency, and feedback
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to manage key relationships, and to motivate and inspire staff, member organizations, and the broader investigative journalism community.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  MARCH 30, 2023

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

Type:
  • Employment

Organisation: Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

Deadline: 30/03/2023

Location: Remote

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