Area Manager

Solutions Journalism Network, New York, New York

Date Posted March 17, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Part-time
Salary $18,000 to $22,000 ($34.60 to $42.30/hour)


Note: We at SJN are all planning around the rapidly developing coronavirus situation, as we know you are too. Please note that all recruitment activities, for now, will take place remotely and in consultation with candidates. The travel outlined for this position will be evaluated once the candidate is in place and as the situation evolves. The successful candidate will work remotely.

Title: Area Manager

Reports To: Region Manager

Location: Remote, with connections / familiarity with one of the three geographies listed below and some travel.

Position Type: Contractor, 1 year contract (possibility of renewal)

Compensation: average of 10 hrs/week depending on workflow; $18,000 to $22,000 ($34.60 to $42.30/hour) for the contract period, depending on experience and location.

Application Due: March 29th

Final Notifications by: Mid-April

Start Date: End of April



 The Solutions Journalism Network, a growing national non-profit organization, is catalyzing critical reporting about responses to social problems. Solutions journalism provides a framework, grounded in journalistic ethics and informed by today’s professional challenges, that enables journalists to cover society more comprehensively, revealing possibilities for civic agency and connection.

In SJN’s seven years, solutions journalism has become a credible reporting practice recognized for driving meaningful impact in society.  Over 14,000 journalists have been exposed to our curriculum. More than 400 news organizations have engaged SJN to produce staff workshops, develop reporting projects, and consult on audience or community engagement activities.

Role description:

SJN is hiring part-time contractors to augment our region-based staff, helping to introduce solutions journalism to a growing network of news organizations and individual journalists.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial journalists with high professional credibility and strong relationship and teaching skills. These contractors will build awareness and adoption of the solutions approach in the markets described below, with a special focus on journalists and news organizations in media-underserved rural and urban communities.


We’re hiring one area manager each in...

Working with SJN’s region managers and coordinating with other staff, contractors will, as needed:

Does this sound like your calling? We hope so: We’re an energetic, ambitious, and fun bunch, and we want great people to join us. We need folks who know how to solve problems, with an appetite for experimentation and an appreciation for ambiguity.

Diversity of perspective, identity, and experience is essential to us: We strive to reflect and serve the whole of society. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to seek employment, and we make all employment decisions without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local law. SJN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other important things we’re looking for:

These are one-year, part-time roles, starting in April, with the possibility of renewal.

We welcome applications from candidates working full-time for news organizations, with their employer’s approval. We anticipate that contractors will commit an average of 10 hours per week over the year, depending on the flow of work and the needs of the journalists and newsrooms we serve. We will pay $18,000 to $22,000 ($34.60 to $42.30/hour) for the contract period, depending on experience and location, plus relevant travel expenses; this role does not include benefits.

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