America Ampified – Project Manager

Location

Indianapolis

Organization

WFYI

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job ID: 1047

Classification: Full-time; Temporary through November 2022

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience (Position is funded by a CPB grant.).

Reporting Structure: This position reports directly to the Managing Director and can be fully remote.

America Amplified is a public media initiative designed to facilitate and support community engagement reporting across the public media system. Speaking the language of public media stations will be critical to achieving America Amplified’s ambitions of bringing diverse perspectives into its reporting in 2021 and 2022. WFYI will be recruiting 20 stations from across the United States to work with America Amplified to build community engagement activities into the initiative’ journalism practices. The Project Manager will be essential to this effort and will play a leading role in navigating the challenges ahead.

The Project Manager will support all aspects of the America Amplified initiative, keeping priorities on track and facilitating communication on many channels and with many people. This person will be the right hand to the Managing Director, particularly in regard to administrative and creative support. This full-time position ensures the delivery of key initiative elements and deliverables to deadlines, manages budgets and expenses incurred, tracks Partner content, and compiles reports for CPB. This person will value, contribute to, and sustain WFYI’s commitment to a culture of belonging that sees our culture’s history of power and privilege and seeks to balance that with the inclusion of many diverse experiences and perspectives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage/oversee all aspects of multiple simultaneous elements of this project, including daily administrative concerns.
  • Track, update and communicate project status (timelines, progress, changes, resource use, metrics, etc.) in a proactive manner to the involved organizations in the appropriate manner.
  • Maintain the calendar, schedule meetings, and prepare agendas and meeting materials.
  • Project-manage special reporting projects or community engagement efforts as needed.
  • Research and share best efforts in community engagement and elections/issue reporting.
  • Corral project reports to CPB and others, working with the entire team to ensure accuracy in all aspects.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve project issues.
  • Participate in appropriate fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field required; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; and at least three years of experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of work experience managing editorial projects.
  • Extensive experience working with a public media organization.
  • Two years of experience managing a body of work.
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee diverse projects simultaneously in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, creative thinking, polished writing, and willingness to pitch in on all levels
  • Proven news judgment and journalistic integrity.
  • Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment.
  • Ability to plan, develop budgets and implement projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various personalities.
  • Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule.
  • Experience collaborating with partners to create content.
  • Experience in managing and reporting on CPB grant-funded projects
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