Director/Journalism Innovation

Miami, FL


Knight Foundation is seeking a visionary and impact-oriented leader to oversee investments, partnerships and a network of people and projects at the intersection of technology, journalism and news media. The director will recognize emerging trends, such as artificial intelligence, and have the ability to identify the latest advancements in digital technology. S/he will develop and lead ground-breaking initiatives that result in innovative, cutting-edge forms of storytelling and media consumption. 

The role will report to the vice president of journalism and will be based in Miami.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing a diverse and active network of technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators who will support the foundation’s mission to drive innovation.

  • Sourcing, developing and managing a multimillion-dollar portfolio of funded projects, ensuring they are breakthrough and innovative ideas.

  • Evangelizing new technologies and media consumption models that can be replicated and sustained to better inform communities.

  • Partnering with Knight Foundation’s learning and impact team to measure the impact of initiatives, inform strategy and improve results.

  • Representing Knight Foundation at local and national forums.


  • Insightful and innovative leader who possesses a business sensibility and risk-taking mindset. 
  • At the forefront of emerging technologies, including UX/design, artificial intelligence, data and virtual reality.

  • A proven track record of embracing new platforms and products that transform how people are informed and engaged. 

  • Adept at building relationships and influencing at both senior levels while inspiring developers, designers as well as the broader technology community.  

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Our approach is inclusive and non-partisan, and we often embrace new and innovative technology to achieve our goals. The qualities we look for are openness to new ideas, courage to push for change, and the expertise and tenacity to achieve the desired results. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and why you are right for it.

Send your resume to: [email protected] 

Russell Reynolds Associates

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Knight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.