As the Communications Director, Erin Stock works to raise the visibility of ICFJ and its impact. She is responsible for ICFJ's overall communications strategy, including media relations and digital communications.
Stock’s background includes experience in both journalism and communications. Prior to joining ICFJ, she worked as the Communications Director for Nuba Reports, a journalism nonprofit covering Sudan’s under-reported stories. In that role, she helped launch the first character-driven, virtual reality film shot in a war zone and forged partnerships with news outlets publishing stories from Sudan. Stock has led video projects, redesigned newsletter programs and spearheaded social media in her work for organizations including the World Bank, CGAP, 1,000 Days and InterAction.
She began her career as a reporter for The Birmingham News in Alabama, covering immigration, education and local news, before going on to report internationally for IRIN (the former humanitarian news service for the UN) as a graduate student in Bangkok. Her past reporting experience includes the Orange County Register in California, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald in Iowa, and La Hora in Ecuador. As a journalism student with the Medill Innocence Project, she worked with a team to investigate a murder case that years later resulted in an overturned conviction.
Stock is a passionate champion of journalism. Over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with brave and enterprising journalists all over the world, who continue to inspire her in her work.
Stock has a master’s in public service from the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. In addition to her love for writing, Stock enjoys designing and facilitating meetings, and runs a D.C.-based facilitation group.