QUALIFICATIONS: We are in search of an energetic, talented, and
ambitious executive director to lead our organization. Publishing
and nonprofit experience is helpful, but leadership ability,
enthusiasm, reliability, and a sense of humor are the most essential
The position offers a unique opportunity to shape a growing
organization, gain an intensive education in independent media, online
journalism, and nonprofit administration, and work with other
individuals passionate about cultural interchange, human rights, politics, and other pressing concerns of our time.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The first task of the new executive director will be to evaluate the organization's needs and recruit his or her own staff to fill development and marketing positions. The executive director will manage these staff members in several key
areas, including increasing the magazine's visibility and
expanding its readership through advertising, events, and other kinds of
marketing, and obtaining funding for the magazine through
foundation/corporate grants, individual donations, and advertising. The executive director will handle or delegate administrative tasks such as recordkeeping and budgeting and will recruit additional staff
Potential candidates should plan to spend at least 3 hours a week
fulfilling these responsibilities, and should be able to commit to a
minimum of six months in this position. InTheFray's board of directors is located in New York, but all work for the executive director position can
be conducted remotely, through conference calls, email, and online collaborative tools.
COMPENSATION: InTheFray was once an all-volunteer venture, but we now pay key staff members small honorariums, which we plan to
increase as the organization grows. For the executive director
position, this would be $750 annually, paid in two installments at the
successful completion of each six-month period.
To learn more about InTheFray, please visit http://inthefray.org.
If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover
letter to Andrew Blackwell, President, at edsearch-at-inthefray-dot-org. For a list of other available positions at InTheFray, please visit http://inthefray.org/join.