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Deputy Director of Training

Job ID: 63748
Job Views: 511
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20036
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.28.2021

Job Description

The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to “make good journalists better.” Since 1976, the foundation has provided professional development opportunities to thousands of editors, producers and reporters, without cost to them or their news organizations. Through fellowships and open webinars, NPF trainings provide journalists with access to key policymakers and subject-matter experts to help them better understand and explain the effects of public policy on readers and viewers; training on the latest tools and techniques; and opportunities to network with fellow journalists.

Deputy Director of Training

NPF seeks a journalist or former journalist with at least five years’ experience in print, digital or multimedia production to join a six-person staff dedicated to offering excellent, timely professional training for journalists. Post-journalism experience in teaching, developing or managing programs, social media and marketing is desirable.

Salary Range: $80,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package brings total compensation to $91,000 to $121,000.

Job Duties:

  • Identify journalist needs, recruit speakers and prepare curriculum for journalist training, consulting with the President and Director of Training and Content.
  • Conduct trainings online and in person. Help produce multi-day programs in Washington D.C. and other domestic and international locations. Some travel required.
  • Write and edit materials for website, newsletter, and funders.
  • Publish content on WordPress.
  • Create social media postings to advance NPF activities and goals.
  • Conduct outreach and recruiting for NPF fellowships, online programs and awards, particularly to local and underserved news organizations, journalists from diverse backgrounds, online and nontraditional news providers, news startups and ethnic media.
  • Manage and expand relationships with newsrooms and other partners.
  • Generate ideas for new trainings based on evolving news organization needs.


  • Excellent news judgment. Ability to conceptualize ideas for news-relevant programs and identify top speakers who will able to communicate with journalists.
  • Editing, teaching or coaching experience a plus.
  • Experience creating high-quality content across multiple distribution channels.
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including other senior -level journalists and editors, policymakers, subject-matter experts, fellows and interns.
  • Active profile on social media, strong network of journalism industry contacts preferred.
  • Solid organization and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of AP Style and attention to stylistic detail.
  • Required: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; WordPress a plus.
  • Video editing or graphic design skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Premier Pro and Content Management Systems desirable.

This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience. NPF also provides a very generous benefits package:

  • Paid medical, dental and vision.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • 7% retirement contribution whether or not you match that contribution.
  • Generous vacation and paid time off.

We are located in Washington, D.C. and mostly working remotely until further notice. We will consider applicants from outside the area as long as they are willing to travel (COVID permitting) to Washington or other locations as needed. NPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and equity.  We are an inclusive workplace and BIPOC journalists or former journalists are encouraged to apply.

Submit a cover letter and résumé to NPF Director of Operations Jason Zaragoza at by Oct. 28, 2021.

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