Details: hourly, non-exempt
4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
The Business & Operations Coordinator for the Investigative Reporting Workshop ensures that comprehensive business activities run seamlessly by overseeing office systems and supporting faculty-journalists, staff, students, freelancers, and consultants with professional and programmatic needs.
The position is responsible for on-going business operations, daily financial oversight and processing, general communications and outreach, and assistance with fundraising/development activities. Oversees 5-10 student interns and part-time administrative assistants.
The Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) is an independent newsroom at the American University School of Communication. IRW pairs experienced professional reporters/editors with graduate students to conduct in-depth, long-form journalism on such issues as politics, the environment, health, criminal justice, national security, immigration, and the economy. These investigations are co-published across print, web, television, and radio with major media partners and nonprofit news organizations, including the Washington Post, NPR, and Reveal. IRW also co-produces documentaries for PBS’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning series FRONTLINE. Founded in 2008 by Charles Lewis, IRW is one of the largest and most innovative university-based newsrooms in the country. Lewis is a 1998 MacArthur Fellow, former producer at ABC News and CBS News “60 Minutes,” and founder of two Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualities:
- Previous office/program management experience
- Previous financial/accounting experience
- Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office suite
- Highly organized and detail oriented
- Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Basic knowledge of development/fundraising
Including, but not limited to:
· Flexible schedule
· Health and Dental
· 2:1 Retirement match
· Life insurance
· Tuition remission (including family members)
· On-campus childcare
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
All candidates must submit an application via the American University human resources portal: https://careers.american.edu/Staff/
Please provide a resume and cover letter. No phone calls or emails, please.