The Houston Local News Initiative is looking for its founding Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization’s launch and growth.
The successful candidate will have a passion for local journalism, and be ready to take on an executive leadership role that involves fundraising, building an equitable organization, and growing and sustaining it to meet Houston’s information needs.
Directing this startup’s operations would put you on the forefront of a movement to make local journalism a foundational part of civic life in Houston by enabling the kind of journalism that holds power to account, and truly addressing the information needs of communities.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a new, fast-growing nonprofit organization. Qualified candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds, and may come from a nonprofit executive background rather than from the news or media sectors. We encourage candidates who are passionate about the importance of local journalism to apply.
We will consider applications on an ongoing basis, but we encourage those who are interested to apply by March 31st.
The CEO will help build and quickly grow the organization. You will lead strategic planning for the startup to build a sustainable, local civic institution. You will coordinate the organization’s fundraising efforts across a diverse mix of revenue streams, and build the financial, human resources, and administrative infrastructure to support fast-paced growth while cultivating a just and equitable organizational culture. As a partner for the editorial team, you will be a champion for the mission of the organization, maintaining relationships with funders and sponsors while protecting the independence of the organization’s journalists.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.