The News Media Alliance is a trade association representing some 2,000 digital and print news organizations. The primary role of the Alliance is to advocate for -- and explain the businesses of -- the news media companies that produce and fund quality journalism.
A central role of the Alliance is to gather facts and data about the industry that can then be used to inform (i) communications messages about the industry, and (ii) advocacy efforts that are designed to improve the economic and policy environment for the industry. This includes communications to members, policy makers, advertisers and current and potential industry partners.
The Director of Research will be charged with collecting, analyzing and explaining facts and data, working in close coordination with the Communications and Public Policy groups. They will have access to a range of information sources, including:
Member surveys and polling data (Morning Consult, etc.);
Data from subscription services (Scarborough, comScore, Fiscal Note, etc.);
Financial information from public filings of media companies;
Other industry trade groups; and
Member newspapers and news organizations.
In addition, the Director of Research will design and manage proprietary Alliance research projects, engaging outside vendors as appropriate.
The position is by nature entrepreneurial and opportunistic and requires someone who can see and appreciate emerging industry trends, and then explain and comment on them, including suggesting solutions or strategy for improvements.
The position will report directly to the President & CEO.
3-5 years’ relevant industry experience (media, communications and/or advertising);
Comfort with data analytics/statistics, and experience utilizing relevant software and preparation of data for presentation purpose;
High degree of comfort with social media and digital media tools; and
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, disability, life insurance and PTO.
NMA is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. NAA members include daily newspapers, as well as nondailies, other print publications and online products. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on the major issues that affect today's newspaper industry: public policy/le...gal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience development across the medium's broad portfolio of products and digital platforms. Information about NAA and the industry also may be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.