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VP of Finance and Administration

News Intern (Paid)

Pop Culture Intern (Paid)

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VP of Finance and Administration

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of the finance function in all areas including financial planning and analysis, accounting, forecasting -Oversight of human resources, facilities, legal/compliance, labor relations.
  • Tracking key metrics and reporting to the board on progress with the strategic growth plan
  • Expense control
  • Advising the CEO and senior team on new strategic initiatives, planning, and business development deals
  • Supervise a staff of 3-4.

Measures of Success:

  • Forward overall achievement of strategic growth goals for revenue, net income, and audience
  • Quality of reporting for both management and the board.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; CPA or MBA a plus
  • 10 years of finance and general administration experience, including human resources, legal, and facilities; leadership of the finance function in
  • Experience in digital and/or traditional media is a plus
  • Knowledge of ERP system/Accounting software, Sage-Peachtree a plus
  • Experience leading the finance function in a similarly sized organization or larger with successful execution in a period of major change
  • Team player highly responsive to supporting information needs of colleagues

To apply, please email search@forward.com with “VP of Finance and Administration” in the subject line.



News Intern

Job description:

The Forward seeks an aspiring journalist for a paid internship on its news team. The internship would run for at least 10 weeks. A minimum of 15 hours per week is desired, although work hours are flexible.

The ideal candidate will create content and write. He/she might also play a key role managing our presence on a number of social media and other platforms.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in journalism.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Some experience with content management systems and other web-based publishing tools.
  • Experience in social media management.
  • Superior writing and editing skills — and great nose for news.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish world is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of either Hebrew or Yiddish would be a plus.

Compensation

Forward interns are paid $10 an hour or may receive academic credit.

About The Forward

The Forward is American Jewry’s essential, independent news organization, delivering incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews with rigorous, unbiased reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics, arts and culture that are acclaimed in the news industry. The Forward produces enlightening and entertaining multimedia content in English and Yiddish through a variety of newspapers, websites, blogs, videos, podcasts, e-books and apps.

Founded in 1897, the Forward has the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. It occupies a unique position of independence as a nonprofit news organization, beholden to no institution, denomination or political faction.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and samples of work including at least one example of a straight news story to chernikoff@forward.com

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.



Pop Culture Intern

Job description:

The Forward seeks an aspiring journalist to join its pop culture desk for a paid internship.

The Schmooze lies at the intersection of high and low culture. We delve into the latest developments in Jewish film, television, celebrities and trends.

The intern will:

  • Pitch, write and report stories relating to Jewish pop culture
  • Work with the Forward’s content management system to post blogs and stories to the internet.
  • Assist the pop culture editor with any research or fact-checking tasks.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of journalism experience (entertainment writing is a plus!)
  • An avid consumer of entertainment news
  • Some experience with content management systems and other web-based publishing tools
  • An efficient writer ready to turn pieces around on quick deadlines
  • Knowledge of the Jewish world is a plus

Compensation

Forward interns are paid $11 an hour or may receive academic credit.

About The Forward

The Forward is American Jewry’s essential, independent news organization, delivering incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews with rigorous, unbiased reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics, arts and culture that are acclaimed in the news industry. The Forward produces enlightening and entertaining multimedia content in English and Yiddish through a variety of newspapers, websites, blogs, videos, podcasts, e-books and apps.

Founded in 1897, the Forward has the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. It occupies a unique position of independence as a nonprofit news organization, beholden to no institution, denomination or political faction.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and samples of work to glassman@forward.com.

The Forward Association, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.



About the Forward

The Forward delivers incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Its rigorous reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture have won numerous awards year after year, including repeated recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, the Forward soon became the most widely read Jewish newspaper anywhere, with a larger circulation in the 1920s than the New York Times. It chronicled the events that affected a population of immigrants eager to take their place in American life, and published regional editions around the country before any other newspaper.

The English Forward was launched as a weekly in 1990. Its perspective on world and national news, and its unparalleled coverage of Jewish arts and culture, have made it the most influential nationwide Jewish media outlet today. More than half a million readers visit forward.com each month for award-winning news, thoughtful commentary, and captivating videos. And more than 40,000 subscribers receive e-newsletters that highlight the latest stories and areas of special interest like Arts & Entertainment and Food & Drink.

The Forward has always been a nonprofit association and is supported by the contributions of its readers.