Journalism

Editor Leadership Development Initiative

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an entity to design and implement a professional development fellowship program for editorial leaders. The two-year program will engage 100 fellows (“Fellows”) in small cohorts with a customized curriculum of onsite and virtual training and activities, supported by ongoing mentoring and coaching, to improve the knowledge and expertise of public media editors (the “Initiative”).

Recruiter: Diverse Public Media Journalists

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or organization to recruit minority candidates to fill editorial leadership and/or reporter positions at public media organizations. The successful applicant (hereinafter “Recruiter”) will present qualified minority candidates to interview for up to 20 journalism positions over the term of one year.
CPB is promoting this program to encourage more diverse management and staff in public media newsrooms across the country. Hiring decisions will be at the sole discretion of the organization and not CPB. Recruiter compensation will be a flat fee for each position for which the Recruiter presents one or more interested and qualified candidates.

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Regional Journalism Collaborations

CPB will continue to invest in increasing capacity at public radio and television stations to create high-quality original and enterprise journalism by supporting additional Regional Journalism Collaborations (“RJCs”) that will establish reporting partnerships between multiple station newsrooms in a state or region. 

Audio Video Creative Production Services

CPB seeks the services of a creative producer to provide audio video content to advance CPB's priorities in education and journalism, as well as to support public media stations' work. The producer must be available upon short notice and will often be expected to provide the final product within a few days of receiving the assignment.

Consultant for Editorial Leadership Meeting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") seeks a consultant ("Consultant") to facilitate a first-ever meeting of local/regional editorial leaders ("Editorial Leadership Meeting") to drive the momentum of collaboration to the next level: building a neural network of public media journalism. The Consultant must be a facilitator with significant experience facilitating large groups of 30 or more managerial-level participants with a wide range of differing views.

Regional Journalism Collaborations

CPB seeks to increase the capacity of public radio and television stations to create high-quality original and enterprise journalism by supporting Regional Journalism Collaborations ("RJCs") that will establish reporting partnerships between multiple station newsrooms in a state or region. Each RJC should be driven by a focused editorial strategy that is of common interest to the communities served by the RJCs and that will result in more original and enterprise journalism and more "news of distinction" in identified topic areas ("Editorial Strategy"). The objectives of the RJCs are to leverage public media's network of local stations to provide stronger local news service to the public media audience and to increase the flow of locally-produced content of national interest to the signature national programs. An additional objective of the RJCs is to expand the diversity of public media's journalism workforce and coverage to reflect the racial and ethnic diversity and range of perspectives throughout America.