Director of Communications and Audience Engagement

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted September 01, 2021
Industry Digital Media, Newsletters, Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of independent, quality journalism worldwide behind some of the best reporting of the last decade: on conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change, migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health issues, criminal justice, and much more. The organization’s projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards and more.

The Pulitzer Center is hiring an experienced and entrepreneurial Director of Communications and Audience Engagement to expand the Center’s reach, visibility, and engagement on all platforms. The Director of Communications and Audience Engagement will lead a team of designers, videographers and social media specialists who create and implement strategic branding and communication initiatives, from newsletters to social media campaigns and engagement with our growing global community of journalists, newsrooms, educators, and donors.

The Pulitzer Center is at a crucial time of expansion, so this is an opportunity to lead and experiment while advancing the Center’s mission of raising awareness about under-reported issues through in-depth journalism and an innovative program of education and public outreach.



Location Requirement

The Pulitzer Center is working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work is still possible for this position after COVID-19 restrictions and risks are minimized, though the need to cover in-person events will require some travel to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Deadline: Please apply by September 9, 2021, using this form with a statement of interest, resume and three references.

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

Salary will be commensurate with work experience and academic qualifications. This position includes excellent benefits and a collegial work environment.


Since opening its doors in 2006, with high ambitions to fill in the gaps in under-funded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover the big global issues that affect us all, the Pulitzer Center has expanded its funding and mission to support  more than 170 reporting projects a year on pressing global issues, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets forging strong partnerships with leading national and international media: The New York Times MagazineLe Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets in all continents.

The Pulitzer Center’s unique education and outreach program brings the organization’s projects and journalists into hundreds of school and university classrooms as well as a wide range of public forums. The Pulitzer Center works closely with a network of 35-plus universities, community colleges and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), bringing journalists onto campus in person and online and providing mentored reporting fellowships for students attending universities that are part of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium. The Pulitzer Center is also currently engaged in a major expansion of the organization’s educational work in the United States, as lead education partner for The New York Times on The 1619 Project; the Pulitzer Center is developing a similarly ambitious education program globally under the auspices of its Rainforest Journalism Fund and Rainforest Investigations Network.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit