OLD Media Moves

SABEW seeks executive director

May 15, 2009

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers seeks an experienced business journalist to serve as its executive director, to begin no later than Sept. 1.

SABEW, the nation’s largest organization of business and financial journalists with more than 3,200 members, is relocating to Phoenix, where it will be based at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. The executive director is expected to live in the Phoenix area.

SABEW’s executive director will supervise a small staff that deals with membership issues and keeps the Web site current with news of the organization and the profession; work closely with SABEW’s officers and Board of Governors, and serve as an ambassador to other journalism organizations, newsrooms and the larger world.

The executive director is expected to help lead SABEW’s transformation from an organization grounded in print media to one that touches on all corners of the digital universe. Information about SABEW’s mission and strategic plan, are available at http://sabew.org/aboutsabew/index.php.

Among SABEW’s priorities are securing a stable endowment to support its activities, adding to the training it provides members and interacting with other groups of journalists and journalism educators.

Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience, including supervisory responsibilities. Competency in multimedia and public speaking and familiarity with the world of nonprofits and fund-raising will be regarded as assets. So will a passion for member service. Salary and benefits compare favorably with those in leading journalism programs.

Applicants should send a letter and resume to bzhunt@bizjournals.com no later than June 15. Letters of recommendation are not needed with the initial application; candidates who advance will be asked for three references.

Direct inquiries to joshmills@optonline.net

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