Saturday, May 05, 2007

Employment Announcement

Job Title: Executive director
Organization: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
Location: Washington D.C.
FT Regular

Job Description:
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is seeking an experienced executive director to take the helm of this thriving, Washington, DC-based, national organization and to lead it successfully through a period of dynamic changes in the news industry.

Founded in 1990, NLGJA is committed to working with industry leaders and professional associations within the news industry for fair, accurate and comprehensive coverage of the gay community, and ensuring equal benefits and workplace conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) journalists. The association has 1,300 members in 25 chapters throughout the U.S.A. Its expanding initiatives include on-site newsroom seminars and diversity workshops, a high visibility national convention and regional programming, a quarterly newsletter and a close working partnership with other industry organizations.

NLGJA is governed by a 23-person elected board of directors. Current staffing includes a full-time staff of six and one intern (seasonal). The organization_s current budget is about $1 million. More information on NLGJA may be found at: A detailed position profile is available at:

Ideal candidates will share NLGJA_s goals of accurate coverage and workplace equity and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the organization, including:

· Experience in management, staff supervision/development, program development and fundraising;
· Strong fiscal management experience with excellent budgeting and financial reporting skills;
· Strong communications skills with a record of coalition-building success;
· An appreciation for the importance of effective media and public relations in achieving NLGJA_s goals; and
· Familiarity with journalism, and with the LGBT community and its issues are pluses but not required.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The relocation of an exceptional candidate to Washington, DC, is open to discussion.

How to Apply:
To apply: E-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are preferred). Inquiries may be addressed to NLGJA Search Committee, c/o TransitionGuides, 1751 Elton Rd, Suite 204, Silver Spring, MD 20903, Voice: (301) 439-6635,
Fax: (301) 439-6638.

NGLJA is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity and national origin, age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, religious affiliation, etc.

Resume reviews begin immediately.

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