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:

Contract Program Support (San Jose, Calif.)

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking program support for our resident Program Director serving San Jose, California. This is a flexible, up to 25 hour per week, position filled on an independent contractor basis. Read more here...

Vice President/Learning & Impact (Miami)

Knight Foundation seeks a Vice President/Learning & Impact who will report to and work directly with the CEO, assuming the leadership role for impact assessment and learning across the entire organization.  The successful candidate must be intellectually engaged, highly analytical, entrepreneurial, persuasive and an effective communicator.  He/she must be a collaborative thought leader, as well as analytically and technically strong, with an unwavering interest in strengthening communities and a firm commitment to the mission and principles of the Foundation.  As such, the new Vice President/Learning & Impact will be responsible for leading the new Learning Program at the Foundation to its next level.  He/she will be an intellectual partner for colleagues and the President, a manager of first-rate research, and a translator and presenter of sometimes complex findings to disparate audiences.

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 here.

Corporate – Event Planning Assistant (Miami)

Knight Foundation is looking for an experienced event planning assistant to work with our internal and external partners to ensure effective planning and execution of events.  This work requires collaborating across the organization to facilitate the successful alignment of project goals and logistical needs through customized solutions. Read more here.

Arts Program Director (Miami)

Knight Foundation seeks a leader who 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. Reporting to the Vice President/Arts and working with a team of committed and passionate colleagues, the Director will develop and drive strategic priorities for the Arts program. Read more here.

Director/Research (Miami)

Knight Foundation seeks a director of research for its new Learning Program. Working with the VP/Learning and a team of like-minded colleagues, the Director will develop and lead a research agenda in concert with the foundation’s strategy and impact objectives. Read more here

Internships (Miami)

Gain eight weeks of experience at one of the largest nonprofit foundations nationwide. Knight offers competitive paid internships that can help the foundation to give communities the tools to shape their own futures. Read more here.