Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Ami Eden

CEO & Editor-in-Chief

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is a news agency reporting on Jews and Jewish issues around the globe. Founded in 1917, JTA today supplies news content for over 100 Jewish publications in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in New York City, JTA oversees correspondents in New York, Washington, D.C., Jerusalem, and other cities. JTA seeks to cover the breadth of Jewish life and has no affiliation with any political movement or branch of Judaism.

Ami Eden is the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He joined JTA as editor-in-chief in 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2010. Eden previously worked as the executive editor of the Jewish Daily Forward and was the founding editor of the Forward website. He also served as an editor at Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent.


Institution Total Expenses: $2,160,880

Employees: 21

Salary: $173,387

Underpaid by: 17%


Institution Total Expenses: $1,994,7034

Employees: 164

Salary: $154,0002


Institution Total Expenses: $2,264,258

Salary: $140,0002


Salary: $152,2506


Salary: $144,6457

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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