Director of Teaching Program Management (Hybrid, based in St. Petersburg, Florida)

The Poynter Institute   Saint Petersburg, FL   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 8, 2023

Poynter is looking for a Director of Teaching Program Management to help create exceptional participant experiences for Poynter’s global teaching programs, which train more than 70,000 journalists, educators, and students each year from all fifty states and around the globe.

This role has two primary responsibilities.

First, you’d drive the strategy and execution of Poynter’s program management practices. That means you’d design and implement new processes to create a consistently excellent participant experience in managing the logistics and technical delivery of hybrid, virtual, and in-person programs. You’d lead an ambitious and collaborative team of producers and project managers.  You’d also serve as a lead “super user” for participant experience in our learning management system and Poynter learning tools.

Second, you’d make sure the Poynter experience is state-of-the-art in terms of how we manage our programs and engage with participants. You’d help us develop new instructional design practices, and lead improvements to existing systems.

You’d join a creative, collaborative, mission-driven team at The Poynter Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that has long represented the gold standard for the professional development of journalists. We help journalists improve their craft, commit to the highest ethical practices, hone career ambitions, and develop newsroom strategies. In addition to our training and development programs, Poynter is also home to The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, The International Fact-Checking Network, and our media literacy program, MediaWise.

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We’re biased, of course, but Poynter is a great place to work.

We offer:

Generous paid time off, seven designated paid holidays, plus two weeks paid leave at the end of every calendar year;

403(b) retirement plan with 1% employer contribution of eligible compensation;

Paid Parental Leave benefit allows for up to 24 weeks of compensated leave for birth moms;

Paid Parental Leave benefit allows for up to 16 weeks of compensated leave for spouses, partners, and adoptive parents;

Free access to Poynter’s online training catalog.


No phone calls, please. 

The position is in St. Petersburg, FL, and the person will work a hybrid work model.

Annual salary range: $75-$85k, based on skills and experience

Send a cover letter and resume via email to

Deadline to apply: April 3, 2023