Next City is seeking an executive director to lead an experienced team in a sustainable pursuit of journalism and events making an impact in cities across the world.
The executive director manages a team in Next City’s Philadelphia office, and is charged with setting goals and steering the nonprofit with regard to fund development, membership development, events, brand visibility, and media partnerships. The executive director is responsible for developing a cross-platform strategy that leverages journalism to support events and membership growth. This is not an editorial job, but candidates need an understanding of the media landscape in America and its ethics, demands and challenges.
Next City has produced excellent cities-focused journalism for 15 years, giving millions of readers inspiration and ideas connected to the work they’re doing as urban planners, architects, artists, elected officials, entrepreneurs, technologists, community organizers, and academics. In addition to daily journalism, Next City has an established, mission-driven annual event: The Vanguard conference brings together the best and brightest rising urban leaders. Next City also has a diverse and active board committed to supporting the organizational mission.