Salary Range: Dependent on experience and qualifications
The Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media (CISLM) invites applications for a Center Director. CISLM supports established and emerging local news organizations through applied research on economic sustainability and entrepreneurship as well as innovative news and digital product solutions. Current focus areas include: -UNC-Knight Foundation Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative, a yearlong program that helps media organizations identify challenges and opportunities and create sustainable solutions to survive and thrive in the digital age; -Research projects spearheaded by the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics around news deserts and media sustainability; and -Reese News Lab initiatives on media product innovation and technologies.
The Center is funded by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and UNC’s Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost. For additional information please visit https://www.cislm.org/.
The Center Director oversees staff and programs in the delivery of scholarship and research to public audiences and clients that address CISLM-related issues. The Director’s duties are integral to and uniquely supportive of the educational, research and public-service activities of the Center. The Director evaluates the effectiveness of such activities and has significant and independent interaction with participants in the Center’s programs.
The Director is responsible for the strategic success of the Center. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Managing and maintaining momentum around multiple concurrent research, experiential and public-service projects; -Developing and implementing the communications dissemination strategy for the Center; -Overseeing Center operations, including financial and personnel resources; -Leading Center outreach and fundraising activities.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will bring the following knowledge, skills and abilities to the position: -Demonstrated ability to manage and lead the educational, research and public-service mission of the Center; -A background in media management and appreciation for the disruption occurring in the industry today; -A style that is strategic, results-oriented and pragmatic; -The ability to work effectively in an academic environment in which collaborative, inclusive decision-making is expected; -Excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated organizational ability; -Experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives related to newsroom and media organizations.
Familiarity with website management, social media strategies and Microsoft Office tools preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 170959
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