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IRP seeks a Program Manager to organize and lead international media trips


September 05, 2012
The International Reporting Project (IRP) seeks a Program Manager to organize and lead international media trips.

The IRP program manager will be responsible for organizing and conducting up to three intensive international trips a year for senior journalists, bloggers and influential media producers. The manager should have extensive journalism and international travel experience and familiarity and experience with social media. The program manager will be part of a team that will work together to encourage outstanding coverage of global issues.


• Establishing a vision and creating a plan for the IRP trips that enable top media figures from around the world to report on important global topics

• Arranging for meetings with high-level officials, experts at NGOS, relevant media organizations and other contacts during the international-reporting trips

• Finalizing travel arrangements, including journalists’ visas and permits, hotel arrangements and local transport, hiring fixers and translators, securing appointments in country with high-level officials and other sources, and confirming final program schedule

• Making an advance trip to the selected countries to secure initials meetings and appointments, and then traveling to those countries with the group. Likely countries for 2013 include India, South Africa and Brazil.

• Assisting trip participants during the travel in their reporting, blogging and use of social media to ensure that they produce high-quality work in multiple media platforms

• Assisting in identifying and recruiting new participants, including influential media users in new and traditional media. Communicating with selected participants to prepare them for the trip and to brief them on country and topical background.

• Working closely with program staff in all aspects of IRP’s activities to promote international coverage


• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus

• Journalism experience, ideally as international correspondent

• Excellent knowledge of and experience with new media, blogs and social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

• Extensive international experience and travel and knowledge of global issues in fields such as economic development, health, environment, food security, refugees, conflict resolution, human rights or other topics

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work independently as needed

• Strong online research skills

• Excellent English-language written and communication skills. Knowledge of another language is a plus.

• Experience with multimedia and familiarity with online publishing platforms


The International Reporting Project (IRP) is a non-profit journalism program created in 1998 to provide opportunities to US journalists to do in-depth, award-winning reporting on important global issues. The program is funded by non-partisan foundations and has provided opportunities to more than 400 journalists who have reported from more than 100 countries. The program emphasis is on encouraging coverage of under-reported stories in new media and multimedia platforms. The program is based in Washington DC at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University.


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to irp@jhu.edu.

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