The Nevada Press Association is seeking an executive director. The job involves overseeing revenue generation and advertising activities, lobbying on behalf of journalism and the newspaper industry, and other responsibilities of leading a 501(c)6 nonprofit association.
Candidates should have a strong background in advertising, journalism and government relations. The director reports to the NPA board.
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Please submit a cover letter and resume to current board president and Las Vegas Review-Journal Executive Editor Glenn Cook at
NPA has a history dating to 1856 of representing newspapers, journalists, printers, advertisers and Nevada communities as a voice for First Amendment principles, open government and high standards of journalism.
It has transitioned with the times to include a variety of publications among its 60-plus members, including several online-only news publications, while remaining a clear voice on issues important to the media.
The previous executive director retired Sept. 30, following the NPA’s annual convention. The position is expected to be filled by the end of October, following the acceptance of applications and interviews by members of the NPA board.
The NPA currently is housed at 102 N. Curry St. in Carson City, a historic building owned by the Nevada Press Foundation. The NPA director also serves as secretary-treasurer of the foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a separate board from the association. The foundation is responsible for management and maintenance of the building. It also sponsors the annual Better Newspaper Contest, a major part of the activities of both the foundation and the association's executive director.
Experience and qualifications
First consideration will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in local media, particularly those with demonstrated success in areas such as advertising, marketing, journalism and government relations. Candidates from other trade associations or backgrounds also will be considered.
Desired qualifications include:
- A record of managerial success and strong team-building skills at an executive or department-head level, ideally in a media-related organization.
- A college degree in an area such as journalism, political science, advertising or marketing or equivalent work experience.
- Demonstrated ability as a leader and problem solver who will bring a passion for local journalism and the work of our members.
- Strong communication skills including writing, public speaking, presentations and communication tools such as email, websites and social media outlets.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and execute successful revenue and expense budgets.
- Experience as a board member, volunteer or staff member of a non-profit organization or trade association.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and contribution toward a retirement plan.
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Location/Region: Carson City