About the foundation


Knight Foundation seeks people who have the ability to discover the facts, the vision to see what’s possible, the courage to push for change, the know-how to get it done and the tenacity that gets results. If this describes your capabilities, we want to hear from you.

Open Positions:

Director, Community Programs (St. Paul, Minn.)

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation seeks a proven leader to take on the challenge of creating an informed and engaged community in St. Paul, Minn. The Director co-develops and manages multimillion-dollar initiatives in partnership with local and national leaders as well as Knight Foundation colleagues. This position reports to the Vice President/Community and National Initiatives. While the primary assignment is in St. Paul, directors also advance Knight Foundation initiatives across multiple communities. Read more.

Executive Assistant, Journalism (Miami)

Knight Foundation is seeking an experienced executive assistant to join our Journalism team. This non-exempt position reports to our Vice President/ Journalism. Read more.

Director of Finance (Miami)

We’re seeking a Director of Finance who will report to our Vice President/Chief Financial Officer to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk and ensuring controls. Your duties will include working closely with the management team, staff and grantees to guide them through business and financial decisions. Read more.

Assistant, Community and National Initiatives Program  (Miami)

Knight Foundation is looking for an assistant to provide administrative support in our downtown Miami office. Reporting to the Program Director/Miami, the assistant supports the work and the relationships we have with our network of partners in Miami. Read more.

Arts Program Officer (Miami)

Knight Foundation believes the arts are a catalyst for shared conversation and experiences and that they have the power to create a sense of place and community identity. Our work is aimed at weaving the arts into the fabric of the community through arts engagement and artistic excellence. If you’re a critical thinker who enjoys a fast-paced work environment, appreciates how the arts can transform communities, prides yourself in well done work, and you want to make a difference through your work, we welcome your application for the program officer position. This position reports to the Vice President/Arts and is based in Miami, Florida. Read more here.

Media Innovation Associate (Miami)

Knight Foundation is the nation’s leading funder of innovative projects in media, civic engagement and the arts. As part of the Media Innovation team, you’ll help craft a new philanthropic program, work closely with our grantees and be part of our work investing in innovative new projects through initiatives like the Knight Prototype Fund and the Knight News Challenge. Read more.

Digital Communications Professional (Miami)

Knight Foundation’s grantees are some of the most innovative minds in journalism, cities and the arts. You could be part of the Communications team that tells their stories. Do you eat, sleep and breathe the social Web, and understand its power to build community? Are you passionate about using words and technology to inform, engage and ultimately strengthen democracy? Then this job may be for you. We’re looking for someone who understands that it takes hard work and dedication to create positive change. Read More.


Gain eight weeks of experience at one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the United States. Knight Foundation offers competitive paid internships that allow interns to help us provide communities with the tools to shape their own futures. We have filled our internship class for summer 2015. Details on summer 2016 internships will be available in January 2016.  Read more about our internship classes.