ONA Weekly #427: Seeking ONA’s Next CEO

By on September 14, 2022

Seeking ONA’s next CEO

Now in its third decade, ONA continues its evolution as a professionally mature organization that delivers industry-wide impact. As we look ahead, we are seeking a visionary CEO who can build on our successes and challenge us to keep ONA ahead of the curve for supporting and inspiring digital journalists.

Reporting to ONA’s Board of Directors, the CEO is accountable for the overall management, revenue, P&L, growth and impact of ONA, including: organizational leadership; strategy and general management; fundraising and revenue; communications and public engagement; and culture and outreach.
Members only: Vote for your ONA board

Voting is now open for the 2023-24 ONA Board of Directors. Five new nominees and seven incumbents are running for six open seats on the board. They bring a range of digital media expertise and represent diverse backgrounds, markets and geographies.

How to vote: 

  1. Get to know the candidates
  2. Log into the ONA member portal to find your unique election passcode
  3. Use your passcode to enter the ONA eBallot system and claim your ballot.

Follow #ONAElects for more updates and join us for Leadership Spotlight: What’s Next in Digital Journalism From ONA Board Candidates during ONA22, Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. PDT (23:00 UTC), to hear about candidates’ approaches to some of the post pressing issues for digital journalists.

Excellence and innovation in digital storytelling

This year’s finalists in the Online Journalism Awards (#OJA22) Excellence and Innovation in Visual and Digital Storytelling category used interactive web experiences and maps, animations, and mixed reality to illustrate changing climates, war and underrepresented communities. 

The award honors exceptional and innovative efforts in telling a story through photography, graphics, data visualization and other visual means.

Large newsroom finalists:

  • Inaccessible cities, AJ Contrast and Al Jazeera Digital
  • Gender and language, Reuters
  • Inside the apocalyptic worldview of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, The New York Times
  • Ukraine Crisis, Reuters

Medium Newsroom finalists:

  • Mapping where the earth will become uninhabitable, FUNKE Zentralredaktion – Interaktiv
  • Un(re)solved, FRONTLINE
Small Newsroom finalist:
  • For you, Portugal, I swear!, Divergente

Winners will be announced during the Online News Association’s annual conference (Sept. 21–24 in Los Angeles). Explore more inspiring projects from 2022 finalists.

Find your next career opportunity

If you’re looking for your next opportunity and want to connect with recruiters at #ONA22, we have made it easy to share your resume. You can submit a resume regardless of whether you are registered to attend ONA22, but your information will only be shared with recruiters officially participating in the conference. 

If you have opportunities to share at ONA22, contact Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz about securing a career, fellowship or academic listing on the official on-site job board in Los Angeles. The job board will be located next to the registration area. You don’t have to be an official recruiter at the event to post these opportunities.

Democracy Day is Sept. 15

Democracy in the U.S. is under an unprecedented attack. Yet, far too few Americans are aware of the threats and what can be done to counter them. Democracy Day is a journalism collaborative meant to draw attention to the crisis facing American democracy, provide the public with the context and information they need and bring all types of media together to sound the alarm collectively. This is one day where print, radio, TV, and digital media on the national and local level can come together to report on democracy in the U.S. 

ONA is excited to be a partner in supporting this effort. Follow @USDemocracyDay and #DemocracyDay for the latest updates.

Have a magical time in L.A.

If you’re joining us in Los Angeles for #ONA22, you can’t miss Welcome to LA: The Magic of Media on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. PDT, at the ASU California Center.

This unique reception will help set the tone for the four days of learning, meaningful connections and inspiration that ONA22 offers. Get excited for VR experiences, green screens and a touch of magic throughout the evening. Conference registration is not required, but you must RSVP.

On the calendar

Career opportunities

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

On our radar

Directory spotlight

McKinsey and Company 

McKinsey and Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations create Change that Matters.

Dozens of technology companies, foundations, consultants and journalism organizations contribute to ONA’s mission throughout the year. Explore our Industry Directory to discover new tools and potential partners, or learn how to get listed.

Support ONA

There are many ways to help sustain ONA’s mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism.