We’re Hiring a Managing Director!

Managing Director

Covering Climate Now is looking for an energetic, experienced Managing Director to oversee its day-to-day operations and provide strategic leadership for the organization.

About CCNow

Covering Climate Now’s mission is to help journalists — and newsrooms — produce more and better coverage of the climate emergency and its solutions. We call better news coverage an essential climate solution, a catalyst that makes progress on every part of the climate problem more likely by engaging the general public.

Co-founded in 2019 by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation magazine, CCNow works to grow the climate-reporting capacity in newsrooms across the United States and around the world. Organized by journalists, for journalists, we provide newsroom training and background materials; organize newsmaker interviews and special weeks of coverage; consult privately with partners to develop stories and facilitate collaboration; and generally help our colleagues do justice to the defining story of our time. We nurture a sense of community and share best practices through a weekly newsletter, a slack workspace of 1000+ journalists, frequent “Talking Shop” webinars and social events, and our annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards. CCNow is a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

About the job

Covering Climate Now is looking for an energetic, experienced managing director to oversee its day-to-day operations and provide strategic leadership. The managing director’s responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic plans, managing financial and legal affairs, maintaining an open dialogue with colleagues and partners, and driving organizational success.


  • Work with the Executive Director and the rest of Covering Climate Now to develop and execute strategies to achieve short and long-term goals.
  • Work with the team and partners to create innovative collaborations.
  • Create and implement plans for team and individual performance reviews. Shift and redefine roles collaboratively when necessary.
  • Motivate and provide leadership to directors and editors.
  • Guide and support CCNow’s website development, social media presence, training
    programs, and editorial projects.
  • Develop and implement the budget and business plans.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on fundraising and funder relations — writing proposals and grant reports, as needed.
  • Maintain positive relations with partners, advisory board, funders and staff.
  • Build and enhance the organization’s public profile at events, speaking engagements, etc.


  • 5+ years experience as a managing director or in a similar role at an organization related to journalism
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Expertise in climate journalism
  • Strong writing and editing experience
  • Television and radio production experience is a plus
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Salary and benefits will be competitive with industry standards. Please apply by November 11. We aim to make an offer by the end of the year.
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