Jobs at ICFJ

Thank you for your interest in the International Center for Journalists.

ICFJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and international workplace. We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, partial tuition reimbursement, and generous annual leave.

Through the Whayne Dillehay Internship Program and Andrew Guthrie Internship Fund, ICFJ has been able to expand our internship program - a key training ground for the organization. Nearly one-third of ICFJ staffers began their careers as interns and many now assume important leadership roles.

Are you an expert in audience engagement or data journalism? Do you teach how to use innovative tools to enhance news coverage? Have you worked on an award-winning investigation? At ICFJ, we run as many as 70 programs annually, and we are always expanding our network of trainers, speakers and mentors. If you are interested in sharing your expertise with our program participants, please fill out this form.


Open Positions

ICFJ is seeking an Arabic translator for its IJNet Arabic site. The site provides the latest in tips, trends and training opportunities for a global, Arabic-speaking audience. 
ICFJ is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to develop a Persian-language toolkit of expert resources on computational journalism for its IJNet Persian site.

ICFJ is seeking a Vice President of Programs who will help guide the strategic direction of ICFJ, and ensure the organization consistently sets the industry standard for innovation and quality. They will oversee staff managing all of ICFJ’s ongoing programs (as many as 70 per year), developing an overall vision that includes programmatic areas of emphasis and geographic priorities. They will also directly manage some key programs. Successful candidates are out-of-the box thinkers who understand journalism and the media landscape. The role requires creative leadership combined with strong organizational, people and project management skills. The Vice President of Programs also oversees ICFJ’s efforts to ensure that the organization’s work is impactful and demonstrates effectiveness on a global scale. In collaboration with ICFJ’s President and senior leadership, the Vice President of Programs will help to set priorities for other areas of the organization, including new project development, budgeting and general management.

The Director, New Initiatives is a critical position within ICFJ and plays a key role in leading the proposal development process and advancing new areas of business. To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will have experience in preparing and submitting competitive proposals for U.S. government and private foundations and be an impeccable writer and an out-of-the-box thinker who understands journalism and the media landscape. The role requires innovation, creativity, leadership and the ability to turn ideas into impactful global programs. The director will be responsible for creating systems that ensure that new ideas and innovation cascade through the organization. The director is someone who works well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and will be able to work independently and efficiently while handling multiple priorities.

ICFJ is looking to add to global staff by hiring a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist. The MEL Specialist is a critical position within ICFJ and plays a key role in data collection and implementation of evaluation tools to help produce evaluations reports using data visualization tools, and enters outcomes into the Salesforce database to measure program activities. 


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), ICFJ’s online publication focused on journalism tips, tools and opportunities. 

The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in digital publishing and international journalism through tasks that involve managing social media

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for our programs department. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in how international programs are run. Core tasks could include coordinating travel logistics, maintaining databases, conducting due diligence, tracking finances, monitoring and evaluating projects, communicating impact through the Web and social media, researching media innovation for project development and other administrative tasks.