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Director of Programs

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First Draft
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New York, NY
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Published 27 days ago

Organization Overview

First Draft is a global non-profit with a mission to empower societies with accurate information. Through partnerships with news, research, technology, and civil society organizations, we work to ensure the integrity of the world’s information ecosystem. We host a verification and collaborative investigation network through our CrossCheck initiative, work with our expanding community to conduct innovative and experimental research projects, and develop online and offline training designed to expand and embed best practices in organizations that are trusted to provide information to their communities.


Role Overview

The Director of Programs is a senior management position, partnering closely with the Deputy Director and Executive Director to drive the programmatic activities of First Draft. The Director of Programs, in conjunction with senior leadership, will oversee editorial, research, and educational output. The Director of Programs provides guidance and supervision to the editorial, research, and training teams.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Support the development of First Draft’s strategic plans, contributing ideas for future First Draft projects, products, and funding.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, prepare program goals and objectives.
  • Maintain organization-wide view of programs including editorial output, research projects, trainings, and technology products; serve as the hub between all First Draft programmatic areas.
  • Monitor progress of projects and deliverables, overseeing program direction and modifications.
  • Draft funding and service proposals, negotiate with partners, and maintain an understanding of First Draft’s capabilities and offerings.
  • Manage editorial, research, product, and training staff and direct their assignments; provide feedback, guidance, and direction to staff members to ensure they are able to complete project deliverables within required timeframes.
  • Track First Draft’s impact and presence, coordinating with Development staff members to create reports and other materials.
  • Coordinate with global staff members to provide cohesion and consistency to First Draft’s output.
  • Maintain expertise in information disorder and organizational policies.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Graduate degree in communications, media studies, journalism, or a related field.
  • At least three years of experience in an editorial or research role or in the information disorder space.
  • Excellent standard of both written and spoken communications.
  • Experience supervising a team and managing projects with complex deliverables.
  • An understanding of the online information landscape and concepts of information disorder.
  • Knowledge of communication platforms and information sources prevalent around the world.
  • Awareness of the ethical standards and practices associated with working with online sources, and the responsible handling of mis- and disinformation.

Organization Overview

First Draft is a global non-profit with a mission to empower societies with accurate information. Through partnerships with news, research, technology, and civil society organizations, we work to ensure the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 20, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 3, 2021

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Justin Ross, Operations Director at justin@firstdraftnews.com with the subject line "Director of Programs."


Recruitment Policy

First Draft is working to build an inclusive team. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, identity, or lifestyle. We actively encourage applications from people who may traditionally face barriers to entering the fields of journalism, research, product design and training, such as access to education or work experience.


Successful applicants will be offered a position based on their demonstrable knowledge, skills and interest in our work and overall mission. All First Draft employees will be expected to take an active role in maintaining a positive and supportive work environment, as part of a proud, unified, considerate and respectful team. Examples of this are a willingness to support and encourage the professional development of colleagues alongside your own, and an openness to listen to and accept suggestions and criticism in an often challenging and high-pressure environment.


First Draft prioritizes the welfare of its staff and actively promotes the awareness and prevention of vicarious trauma and other mental and physical illness associated with researching distressing content, and the long-term impact of sedentary or solitary working.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Justin Ross, Operations Director at justin@firstdraftnews.com with the subject line "Director of Programs."


Recruitment Policy…

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