ONA Weekly #400: News Product With Mandy Jenkins And Tony Elkins

By on March 2, 2022

News product with Mandy Jenkins and Tony Elkins

We are excited for Mandy Jenkins, Head of Product at Factal, and Tony Elkins, Product Director at Gannett, to kick off the conversation at our next idea-sharing meetup: Move Into a News Product Role in 2022, happening Thursday, March 3, 2 p.m. EST (19:00 UTC). RSVP now to hear them discuss their career trajectories and what they’ve been learning as they moved into formal product roles.

This meetup is especially designed for:

  • Product leaders inspired to share about their career journeys
  • Journalists looking to make product a formal part of their newsroom role
  • Hiring managers looking to build a talent pipeline

ONA is hosting this event in conjunction with the News Product Alliance’s NPA Summit 2022. All community members are welcome, regardless of ONA membership.

To do: Register for ONA Career Day

Get resume support. Chat directly with recruiters about open opportunities. Hear tips for professional development. Schedule job interviews. These are just a few of the ways you can engage in the virtual ONA Career Day on March 31. Register now and forward this opportunity to a friend looking for a career boost.

Jobs at ONA

We are looking for two colleagues to join the team in our mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism.

  • Director of Technology: Build and lead ONA’s organizational web, technology and data strategy. This highly collaborative role will leverage cutting-edge tools and analytics to grow ONA’s products and services to members, partners, media and the digital journalism community at large.
  • Events and Membership Manager: Design attendees’ and member experience at ONA’s industry-leading events. Virtual and in-person events, both small and large, are how we connect our members and community to each other.

Both positions have the option for remote work within the U.S. There is also an opportunity for workspace at our headquarters in the NPR office in Washington, D.C. when conditions permit.

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Career opportunities

ONA’s Career Center is an excellent resource for jobs, fellowships and internships in digital journalism. Recent postings include:

On our radar

Note: If you have other resources and analysis to support journalists reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we welcome your suggestions. Reply directly to this newsletter or email karolle@journalists.org.

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