Director of Training and Service

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 Training and Service 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 Training and Service

He or she will be responsible for insuring that Report for America provides world-class training and support, both at the beginning of the service term and throughout the experience. S/he reports directly to the program’s National Director.


  • Designing and managing annual, in-person training events, working closely with other staff at the GroundTruth Project. Reports to the National Director.
  • Managing the system of ongoing support and training throughout the year
  • Developing education-focused partnerships with trade organizations and institutions.
  • Creating and maintaining a network of mentors and coaches
  • Managing the corps members’ community service projects
  • Working closely with the Corps Excellence team to identify and meet the training or support needs of the corps


  • Experience working with young professionals or young journalists
  • Experience with journalism training or education
  • Some experience facilitating distance education / training, a plus
  • Event or conference planning experience, a plus

To apply, please fill out this form, which will 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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