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The Futuro Media Group seeks a highly skilled and experienced non-profit management media executive who will help to shape and guide the organization’s strategic vision and long-term sustainability and growth as Executive Director (ED). The ED will oversee all aspects of the organization’s operations and insure its financial sustainability, in particular institutional funding and major gifts, in the midst of a dynamic and changing media landscape.
Futuro Media is an independent, nonprofit news media organization committed to authentic, humanizing storytelling, and journalism committed to covering issues impacting race, gender, culture, and class. Founded in 2010 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media shifts paradigms and creates narrative change by elevating voices. Our organization is committed to building a newsroom, which looks like the communities we cover by covering race, culture, class via intersectionality and intentionality.
Futuro Media produces Peabody Award-winning Latino USA, public radio’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program; In The Thick, a politics podcast from the perspective of journalists of color; and Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet that reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts. Futuro Studios produces original podcast series such as Suave, La Brega, LOUD: The History of Reggaeton and more; and Futuro Unidad Hinojosa (FUH), a unit within Futuro Media, is focused on investigative journalism and special projects.
Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with Futuro Media’s senior leadership team, the ED will spearhead all development, marketing, finance, administration, human resources, operations, and engineering efforts overseeing the following areas of responsibility: day-to-day management of the non-profit, financial stewardship including budgeting and accounting functions, administrative and HR functions, communications, development strategy, marketing and partnership relationships, operations, engineering services, and legal affairs. The ED will be expected to build operational capacity and develop and implement a business strategy that creates a sustainable business model for Futuro Media.
The ideal candidate has achieved success as a non-profit leader and media professional and is ready to assume responsibility for the overall operation of a growing, and innovative media non-profit. The ED must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment; have senior-level administrative experience in a non-profit, media, broadcasting, and/or digital media setting; possess an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility; and be comfortable managing back-end processes, including creating strategic partnerships, engaging with donors, negotiating contracts, and shaping and implementing short/long-range plans in a fast-paced environment. The ED will lead a team of people with diverse skills and must be adept at staff leadership and mentorship, culturally competent, and capable of integrating smoothly into a diverse office culture.
The Executive Director will be responsible for:
Success in the job will require:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Starting salary is $185,000 to $200,000, commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
The Futuro Media Group is a diverse work environment and encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.