Director of Corps Excellence

Report for America, Brooklyn, New York

Date PostedFebruary 04, 2019
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The crisis in journalism threatens democracy — which is why we need a dramatic new approach to reinvigorating journalism, especially at the local level.  Report for America is a privately-financed national service program that places talented emerging journalists into local news organizations.

The acclaimed program fielded 13 reporters in its first year and will be placing more than 50 in its second year — with an eye toward 1,000 in 2023.

The program was co-founded in September 2017 by journalist/entrepreneurs Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott as an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. It is backed by the Google News Lab, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Knight Foundation, the Galloway Family Foundation and others.

We seek a Director of Corps Excellence to help run this ambitious and crucially important program. The position will report to National Director. Report for America is based in Brooklyn, NY.  The GroundTruth Project is based at WGBH in Boston.



Director of Corps Excellence 

He/she will be responsible for insuring that the service year experience is excellent for the reporter and the news organization. 


  • Onboarding news organizations
  • Working with news organizations and corps members to address issues that arise during the year
  • Create scalable system of regional or cluster managers to do these functions as Report for America scales


  • Several years experience in a volunteer, service or academic institutions
  • Familiarity with the culture of local news rooms
  • Some experience working with emerging journalists or early professionals
  • Strong diplomatic and people-management skills
  • Ideally, solid experience as an advisor, counselor, or mentor in an academic or professional setting

The Director of Corps Excellence reports directly to the program’s National Director.

To apply, please fill out this form, which will also allow you to upload your resume. Questions about this position may be directed to

Report for America is an initiative of the GroundTruth Project, which is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

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