ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Internews seeks a Change Manager for a US government-funded development project focused on expanding respect for freedom of expression through increased access to objective information and strengthening the capacity of independent media outlets and content producers and supporting local independent journalists and media outlets.
Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Change Manager will manage a diverse team of local and international consultants, mentors, experts, and implementing partners to effectively design, oversee, and bring to fruition individual comprehensive projects that broadly focus on various aspects of editorial and business development.
This is a remote-based position. Our preference is for a candidate based in the project country; however, candidates based elsewhere will also be considered.
You must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.
Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate.
This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based on the candidate's location and where the role is hired.
OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING
We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people.
Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include :
Work collaboratively with program staff to select qualified media outlets and content producers for program-supported grants, stipends, and technical assistance;
Conduct technical and editorial assessments of project beneficiaries to identify their needs and develop plans to address those needs, ensuring that beneficiaries adhere to their plans to meet stated goals;
Provide expert editorial trainings, mentoring, and consultations to local media outlets to improve their ability to produce engaging, convergent multimedia content, and / or streamline their newsroom operations;
In collaboration with the Project Director, oversee development of training and event agendas, including identifying local and international thematic experts to serve as trainers, mentors, and speakers.
Provide in-person trainings, online webinars, master classes, and panel sessions at events, as necessary;
Provide support to the establishment of individual membership programs for journalists and content producers and the development of nascent and hyperlocal media outlets;
Foster development of inclusive ties for program beneficiaries to develop productive working relationships and information exchange within the project country and across the larger region;
Manage program technical staff experts to ensure that program beneficiaries receive high-quality, targeted support;
Nurture relationships with media outlets and individual content producers in the project country to identify potential program beneficiaries and expand the program's potential reach;
Support program reporting, monitoring and evaluation data collection from partners, and other administrative elements as necessary;
Keep up to date on the latest technology, analysis, and business trends in media; and
In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values .
QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR
At least five years of professional experience working as a media professional in areas related to editorial development;
newsroom management experience is strongly preferred
At least two years of successful experience providing technical support and expertise to media outlets to improve the quality and appeal of content produced
Deep understanding of the media sector in the Eurasia region, as well as specific knowledge of the technical challenges facing media outlets and journalists in the region
Working knowledge in the following areas; professional expertise in at least three of these areas preferred : digital and multimedia content production, media professionalism and ethics, gender sensitive and inclusive reporting, and audience engagement and analytics
Demonstrated staff management and mentoring abilities
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a large international team
Demonstrated ability to analyze program progress and make strategic suggestions to adjust approaches to ensure program success, often with tight deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to creatively problem-solve and provide ethical management
Fluency in English required; fluency in at least one of the languages spoken in the Eurasia region required
Note : This position is posted in a High or Extreme Physical Risk location. Conditions in the field may include, but are not limited to, the following : compound living quarters, limited mobility outside of designated areas, limited in-country medical care or pharmacy, limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables, limited access to high speed Internet, dress code requirements, unaccompanied posting, and required advanced safety and security training.
If selected for an interview for this position, ensure you discuss the specifics of living and working in this unique operating environment and consider them at length during the recruitment process.