ONA Weekly #95

By on February 24, 2016

 ONA Weekly No. 95

President’s Letter: Planning for our community’s future

New ONA Board President Joshua Hatch charts a course forward for ONA in his first President’s Letter, outlining the training programs, new tools and opportunities for journalists that ONA will offer to “continue to stay ahead of the seismic changes that hit newsrooms every day.”

We’re hiring an Online Journalism Awards Coordinator

We’re looking for a tech-savvy, highly organized consultant to coordinate our high-profile annual awards program. You’ll work closely with staff to manage the application, review and selection process for the Online Journalism Awards (OJA). This is a consultant role, with the majority of work occurring from March through October. ONA is headquartered in Washington D.C., and most work will be virtual. Apply now.

Meet us at Journalism Interactive

We’re pleased to participate in the upcoming Journalism Interactive Conference (J/i), Feb. 26-27 at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. The J/i conference gathers hundreds of educators to share best practices teaching digital media in a rapidly changing industry. If you’re attending the conference, meet ONA’s Deputy Director Irving Washington at the Friday Night Reception sponsored by the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education and learn how to apply for a grant this year.

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Jobs for journalists

Whether you’re focused on getting a new job right now or just interested in seeing what opportunities are out there, ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for journalism jobs. It’s free for job seekers to browse. Recent postings include:

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Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.