Job Opening: APME NEWSTRAIN PROJECT MANAGER
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Posted by: Jack Lail
NEWSTRAIN PROJECT MANAGER
Associated Press Managing Editors seeks a project manager for its
signature NewsTrain Project.
provides regional training workshops for news leaders, especially
frontline editors who are leading rapidly changing digital newsrooms.
NewsTrain has provided leadership and journalism skills training to
5,000 frontline editors in the United States and Canada since its
inception nearly seven years ago.
project manager plans and produces NewsTrain training workshops for
the APME in locations throughout the United States. This is an
independent contract position that reports to a committee of the APME
board. The position is funded through grants and donations secured
annually by the board for the following year. The initial term is for
one year, with renewal dependent upon funding.
and produce workshops based on the NewsTrain process/model. This
sites and workshop dates (currently four a year);
a planning committee at each site;
a planning meeting at each site to create the program, plan
logistics and divvy up tasks;
and coaching faculty members on their seminar material;
an agenda that meets the stated needs of the planning group and can
be effectively run in the available room space;
and working with the NewsTrain program assistant (another contract
position), to ensure the timely and accurate completion of
logistical, financial and administrative tasks;
workshop registration on the APME website; and
the workshops successfully (in person), with no hiccups for hosts,
faculty or participants.
with the APME board committee to select workshop sites.
workshops within a process/model that has been approved by funders
and donors and is overseen by a committee of the APME board.
and evaluate feedback from participants and hosts after each
workshop. Strive to continually improve or adapt workshops to the
changing needs of the industry.
the NewsTrain portion of the APME website.
APME board meetings and report to the APME board about each
information for reports that the APME board committee prepares for
successful candidate will be a seasoned newsroom veteran with 10+
years of experience, and deep experience in operating successful
newsroom training programs. Must
be able to work independently and flexibly; demonstrate an
understanding of the learning needs of newsrooms; demonstrate an
understanding of how to create effective training seminars; manage
oversight of the program overall; manage every content and logistical
aspect of each workshop without
any hiccups; travel to sites around North America; and work within a
should submit a cover letter and resume detailing credentials,
qualifications and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
is an association of editors at newspapers in the United States and
Canada. It works closely with The Associated Press to foster
journalism excellence and to support a national network for the
training and development of editors who will run multimedia newsrooms
in the 21st century.
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opportunity to all employees and applicants without
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