AAJA-Asia seeks part-time Executive Director Asia Pacific

The Asia chapter of the Asian-American Journalists Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization for media professionals, is seeking candidates for the part-time position of Executive Director Asia Pacific.

The successful candidate should have experience in event organizing, fundraising, outreach and development, membership growth, and professional development.

The successful candidate will work with AAJA-Asia board members on its annual Asia conference, the New.Now.Next (N3) Conference, tentatively scheduled for May 21-24, 2020.

Responsibilities will include:

  • sponsorship and advertising acquisition to support the mission of AAJA-Asia
  • cultivate conference sponsors and partners, and serve as AAJA-Asia liaison
  • work with board to develop and manage programming and events for members
  • oversee and help board manage production and growth of the annual New. Now. Next (N3) Conference https://www.n3con.com/2020/, tentatively scheduled for May 21-24, 2020.
  • other event production, coordination, marketing, and public relations activities throughout the Asian countries represented by AAJA-Asia
  • build relationships to promote media diversity and fair and accurate coverage of the Asian Pacific Islander community to help raise AAJA’s profile in Asia as a voice for media freedom.

The Asia chapter of the AAJA has thriving subchapters in Hong Kong, Singapore/SE Asia, Seoul and Tokyo. Applications from these cities are particularly encouraged to allow the successful candidate to directly work with board members.

The Asia chapter of the AAJA holds N3con, an annual convention that offers training and networking opportunities, and includes a career fair with representatives from major global news media companies. We also offer scholarships for students and hold boot camps and other programs for students and professional journalists at both the chapter and national level.

The Asian American Journalists Association was founded in Los Angeles in 1981 to support and encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in journalism at a time when there were few AAPI faces in the U.S. media. Since then, AAJA has grown into a full-fledged and diverse professional organization with more than 1,600 members in 21 chapters across the United States and in Asia.

Compensation will commensurate with experience, with an additional compensation structure based on sponsorships and revenue raised to support AAJA-Asia’s mission.

Please send letters of interest or any inquiries to Tom Benner, AAJA-Asia board vice president for Singapore/SE Asia, at tgbenner@gmail.com. Deadline is Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.