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inewsource seeks an executive director

August 29, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

inewsource is an award-winning, nonprofit news organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, data-driven journalism to the San Diego and Imperial counties.

Reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic implementation, thus driving the organization toward its vision. The Executive Director manages the Director of Finance & Operations, Director of Development, Director of Growth & Partnerships, and Managing Editor roles, ensuring effective cross-department partnerships and an inclusive organizational culture while fostering a dynamic and collaborative environment that encourages innovation and excellence in journalism.


Organizational Leadership:

  • Implement, lead, and achieve organizational goals in line with the short- and long-term strategic vision, developed in partnership with the Board and CEO.
  • Manage the executive leadership team and foster a culture where employees feel safe, valued, and respected, enabling them to work effectively.
  • Implement strategic priorities in alignment with the CEO, Board, and other stakeholders.
  • Set annual organizational and employee goals, inspire and support employees to achieve or exceed targets, and address obstacles hindering progress.
  • Ensure the organization has effective management systems and structures in place and meets all professional standards.
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:


  • Cultivate inclusive and equitable working relationships with employees, the Board, the audience, and community members.
  • Support and enhance the sense of belonging and success of employees from historically marginalized populations.
  • Model DEI concepts and issues, especially regarding recruitment and performance management, and actively promote an inclusive and equitable work environment.
  • Collaborate with the Board to encourage DEI principles in recruiting and retaining Board members.

    Finance and Legal:


  • Oversee the development, reporting, forecasting, and management of the organization’s annual budget, ensuring sound financial management within that budget.
  • Support the CEO and the Board in maintaining the organization’s overall financial health.
  • Assist in building and maintaining financial reserves.
  • Manage risks that could significantly impact inewsourceand communicate them to the Board and other stakeholders.

    Fundraising Strategy:


  • Oversee fundraising strategy for contributed and earned income, including individual donor stewardship and cultivation through the Spotlight Club and individual giving.
  • Lead and supervise the Director of Development in implementing fundraising initiatives, including grant-writing and prospecting for new and renewing funding opportunities.
  • Explore and develop earned income revenue streams with the Director of Growth and Partnerships to complement the organization’s fundraising efforts.
  • Initiate, cultivate, and extend relationships with inewsource‘s portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate supporters to achieve fundraising targets.



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an executive leader in a nonprofit organization.
  • Journalism/media experience is a plus.
  • Strong nonprofit business skills, including the ability to create and implement successful strategic and sustainability plans.
  • Effective, diplomatic, and clear communication style internally, with the board, staff, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Proven results in fundraising, sales, and strategic partnership building.
  • Experience managing an operating budget exceeding $1 million.
  • Proven experience in management and supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail with superb problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional communication (both written and spoken).
  • Proven success within a highly flexible, visible, entrepreneurial culture; comfortable working under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment; experience leading in a remote or hybrid work environment.
  • Demonstrated inclination to proactively lead, drive initiatives, and inspire teams toward achieving collective goals.

    Salary: The salary range for this position is $135K-155K.

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