Newsroom Collaborative Manager

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, Atlanta, Georgia

Date Posted September 30, 2020
Industry Other
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified


The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program and its Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism have been pioneers for over two decades in supporting top journalists from around the world in tackling some of society’s biggest mental health and substance use issues through storytelling.  

We’re seeking a dynamic collaborations manager to help us develop and manage a local and national collaboration in several newsrooms across the United States. 

In the next few months, we are launching a collaborative encompassing five local newsrooms to jointly produce a high-impact mental health investigation for local and national audiences on a variety of platforms and engaging with the public in creative ways. 

Our goals are to:

The collaborations manager will oversee mental health reporting and solutions journalism training and project execution, develop a system to foster smooth communication among all parties, advise the reporting process and track progress on projects. 

This will include serving as the primary conduit between The Carter Center’s mental health journalism program and external newsroom partners to coordinate contracts, publication dates, crediting, cross promotion and award entries. 

The collaborations manager will work with Carter Center staff and newsroom partners to edit, design and distribute stories, ensuring they reach diverse audiences, and to measure and document the work’s impact. 

Candidates must have at least five years of experience in journalism with a proven track record of team building and editing for national and/or local publications, preferably with multi-platform production and community engagement expertise. The ideal candidate would have managed collaborations across multiple newsrooms and can help guide participants toward identifying common threads and joint efforts that increase the impact of the work. 

The Carter Center has a strong commitment to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will develop a diverse candidate pool for this position. We expect candidates to share our vision for bringing new journalistic voices to the national stage and reporting stories from underrepresented communities. 

This is a yearlong, remote, part-time position. Please send applications to and include: 

About The Carter Center

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

About the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The fellowships support a diverse cohort of journalists from Latin America, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Fellows are deeply committed to exploring some of society’s biggest mental health challenges.

The mental health journalism fellowships program was founded in 1996 by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter based on an essential premise: give journalists the resources they need to report on mental health to help dismantle through storytelling the stigma that millions of people face every day.

Over the past two decades, more than 220 journalists from New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, and current participating countries have been awarded the highly-competitive fellowships. Today, our fellows work within their newsrooms and beyond to report on mental health challenges and transform their communities in the process.


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