The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program and its Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism have been pioneers for over two decades in supporting top journalists from around the world in tackling some of society’s biggest mental health and substance use issues through storytelling.
We’re seeking a dynamic collaborations manager to help us develop and manage a local and national collaboration in several newsrooms across the United States.
In the next few months, we are launching a collaborative encompassing five local newsrooms to jointly produce a high-impact mental health investigation for local and national audiences on a variety of platforms and engaging with the public in creative ways.
Our goals are to:
Help local news outlets share regional and national context for the issue so that communities, community leaders and decision makers know of and can learn from others in similar situations.
Expand the impact of reporting so that resources, knowledge and potential solutions are shared among noncompeting reporters’ coverage of the same subject, thereby strengthening the journalism produced by each newsroom.
The collaborations manager will oversee mental health reporting and solutions journalism training and project execution, develop a system to foster smooth communication among all parties, advise the reporting process and track progress on projects.
This will include serving as the primary conduit between The Carter Center’s mental health journalism program and external newsroom partners to coordinate contracts, publication dates, crediting, cross promotion and award entries.
The collaborations manager will work with Carter Center staff and newsroom partners to edit, design and distribute stories, ensuring they reach diverse audiences, and to measure and document the work’s impact.
Candidates must have at least five years of experience in journalism with a proven track record of team building and editing for national and/or local publications, preferably with multi-platform production and community engagement expertise. The ideal candidate would have managed collaborations across multiple newsrooms and can help guide participants toward identifying common threads and joint efforts that increase the impact of the work.
The Carter Center has a strong commitment to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will develop a diverse candidate pool for this position. We expect candidates to share our vision for bringing new journalistic voices to the national stage and reporting stories from underrepresented communities.
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.
As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism at The Carter Center provide stipends to journalists from the United States, Latin America, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.