Jewish News Syndicate (JNS.org) is rapidly expanding and looking to hire qualified individuals to fill the following positions. Interested candidates should send their CV/resume, and news clips for writing jobs, to: jobs@jns.org (noting the job title in the subject line).

VP Development JNS-USA

Type: Full-time
Location: United States (South Florida or New York, with preference to Florida)
Salary: $150-200K

Role Overview:
Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish world, is seeking a full-time VP Development JNS-USA as a key member of our Development Team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the VP Development JNS-USA will be the primary US-based senior fundraiser for Jewish News Syndicate, leading all regional and community fundraising activities in the US and Canada. This role involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with donors, sponsors, partners, and other stakeholders, ensuring they are recognized and appreciated.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, a proven fundraising track record (minimum $10M), and a passion for JNS’ mission. They should be a self-starter capable of managing projects and working with a remote team.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and other entities across North America.
  • Oversee and execute fundraising campaigns, events, grants, appeals, and other initiatives, monitoring and reporting on outcomes and impact.
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities aligned with JNS’s mission.
  • Assist in planning and executing fundraising events and meetings.
  • Arrange meetings for prospects and donors with JNS CEO and key staff members.
  • Represent JNS at US conferences to find new donor prospects and expand JNS’s presence.
  • Create brand awareness and partnership opportunities for JNS, engaging with diverse communities and markets (e.g., college campuses, young entrepreneurs, Evangelical Christians, community leaders, synagogues).
  • Build and manage a team, as time goes by and funds start coming in

What You Bring:

  • 8+ years as a professional fundraiser with a proven track record in $10M annual campaigns
  • Native English speaker
  • Management experience and able to lead a team
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, capable of prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrable skills in crafting a pitch, prospect research, stewarding donor relations, solicitation of major gifts, and delivering compelling presentations
  • Skilled in building and managing relationships with individual and corporate supporters
  • Effective at organizing work, managing conflicting demands, and setting clear priorities
  • Administratively self-sufficient and proficient in fundraising software and CRM systems
  • Solid understanding of budgeting techniques
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a creative, proactive self-starter who can work with a remote team

*** Travel will be required in the US and Canada.

Application Process:
To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@jns.org with the subject: VP Development JNS-USA

Director of the Video Department

Type: Full-time
Location: Jerusalem (on site)

Role Overview:
Jewish News Syndicate, the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish world, is seeking a full-time Director of the Video Department to shape the visual narrative of the organization, streamlining and expanding the department, driving engagement, and contributing significantly to the overall brand identity.

We are looking for a dynamic leader who can drive the strategic vision, planning, and execution of all video content produced within our organization. Reporting to senior leadership, you’ll manage a team of creative professionals, oversee the entire video production process, and ensure the delivery of high-quality, engaging video content that aligns with our organization’s objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in video production management, demonstrating exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and creative prowess. We’re seeking someone who can inspire and elevate the team’s work, delivering innovative video content that enhances our brand visibility and engagement.

What You’ll Be Doing:
Develop and implement a compelling vision for the video department that aligns with the organization’s goals and enhances overall brand strategy.

  • Lead a team in creating innovative video strategies that boost organization visibility and audience engagement across multiple platforms (including running 5 podcasts, and planning the launch of 5 more by the end of the year)
  • Mentor and manage a diverse team of 10 that includes: videographers, editors, production professionals and podcast hosts), fostering a collaborative and creative environment, and recruit new staff.
  • Oversee the entire video production process, from concept development to final delivery, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Ensure high standards of quality and consistency in all video content, reviewing scripts, storyboards, and final edits to align with the brand’s image.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, tools, and technologies to continuously improve production processes and elevate content quality.
  • Develop and manage the video department’s budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Collaborate with other departments to understand and fulfill their video content needs, ensuring alignment of resources and strategic objectives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external agencies, freelancers, and production partners to enhance production capabilities and meet project requirements.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in a similar leadership role within a video production and news environment with a proven track record in successfully producing podcasts, growing audiences, and building teams.
  • English mother tongue.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating successful video projects and campaigns.
  • Proficiency in video production tools, equipment, and software, including AI.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills, with the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent creative and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Proactive, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Film, Communications, Media, or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of the US/Israel political landscape and Global/American Jewish communities

Why Join Us:
If you’re a visionary leader passionate about creating impactful video content and driving engagement for a reputable news organization, we encourage you to apply. Join our dynamic team dedicated to enhancing the visual narrative of Israel and the Jewish world, and make a meaningful impact through innovative, high-quality video productions.

Application Process:
To apply, please send your CV along with video samples to jobs@jns.org with the subject line “Director of Video Department”

Social Media Manager

Type: Full-time

Location: Jerusalem (Hybrid: 1-2 days a week at the office)

Role Overview:

Jewish News Syndicate is seeking a full-time Social Media Manager for our Marketing Team. This is a hybrid role with offices located in Jerusalem.

The Social Media Manager will be an online voice and content creator, responsible for building and maintaining JNS’ social media presence across priority platforms and establishing a consistent look, feel, and tone for all social media content. This role will report to the Director of Marketing based in Israel and will work closely with other Digital and Social Media Managers, supporting all brand social strategy and organizational goals.

The ideal candidate will be creative and dynamic, crafting engaging content, staying on top of trends, and growing our social media presence. It is crucial that the Social Media Manager deeply resonates with the JNS mission, reflecting an understanding and passion for Israel and the Jewish world in their work. Your content execution should reflect a commitment to our cause and community.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage JNS social media accounts (FB, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, etc). This includes writing, editing, analyzing and posting content on a daily basis. The SMM will team up with the rest of the social and digital marketing team, to guarantee exceptional content and feed, and will drive engagement and traffic to our current channels.
  • Creating clips and videos for Instagram, TikTok and YouTube
  • Identify and execute new strategies for growing social media audiences and deepening engagement, increasing targeted followers, etc.
  • Produce digital content for virality, presence and audience growth
  • Analyze social media data to propose and improve performance
  • Develop digital campaigns to engage new audiences and promote JNS content
  • Design social media graphics and/or collaborate with design vendors
  • Assist the Engagement, Development, Content and Program teams with occasional communication needs including layout, design, writing and editing
  • Other tasks, as required by the Director of Marketing

Qualifications:

  • 3-plus years of experience in social media management with a proven track record in being able to grow social channels and engagement
  • English as first language
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences and platforms
  • Strong understanding of social media trends and best practices
  • Creative mindset with excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with analytics tools and social-media scheduling platforms
  • Proactive, generates creative new ideas; always striving to advance the best concepts and eager to bring them to fruition
  • Basic graphic design and video-editing skills (Canva, CapCut, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Thought Leadership and employer branding a plus

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume and portfolio with Social Media Manager in the subject line.

Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer

Type: Full-time

Location: Jerusalem (Hybrid)

Role Overview:

We’re looking for an energetic, tech-savvy and highly organized individual dedicated to supporting the Chief Development Officer, ensuring efficient operations, strategic initiatives and coordination of fundraising efforts. The role involves managing administrative tasks such as the Chief Development Officer’s schedule, drafting fundraising communications, conducting donor research and communication, and organizing trips and missions. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer service focus, understanding the importance of confidentiality and collaboration with stakeholders. In addition, one who deeply resonates with our mission, reflecting an understanding and passion for Israel and the Jewish world in their work.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Chief Development Officer’s schedule, handle correspondence, prepare and distribute documents, book rooms, arrange catering, take meeting minutes and create agendas
  • Efficiently manage daily administrative tasks and assist in identifying issues critical for attention, allowing the director to focus on strategic initiatives
  • Draft communications for fundraising purposes
  • Collaborate with the fundraising team to enhance productivity and effectiveness
  • Circulate information about upcoming engagements and fundraising initiatives to the board and other stakeholders
  • Communicate with donors and their teams
  • Research current and potential donors
  • Organize trips, missions and delegations in Israel and abroad

Qualifications:

  • 7-plus years of experience working as a personal assistant or office admin.
  • English as first language and working knowledge of Hebrew (written and spoken), with a clear, persuasive writing style
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with standard office technology and platforms (Database, SalesForce or similar a plus)
  • Excellent time and task management skills, with the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with high-net-worth individuals or high-profile clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, efficient and a problem-solver
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours as necessary
  • Deep resonance with our mission, reflecting an understanding and passion for Israel and the Jewish world in your work
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus
  • Familiarity with the Global/American Jewish Communities is a plus

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume and portfolio with Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer in the subject line.

Senior Development Writer

Type: Full-time

Location: Jerusalem (Hybrid)

Role Overview:

JNS is seeking a full-time Senior Development Writer for our Development Team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, you’ll develop clear and impactful communications that effectively convey the mission, impact and value proposition of JNS to potential donors and supporters. This includes creating letters of interest, proposals, presentations, reports, case studies and donor engagement materials to support our fundraising initiatives. You will work closely across teams and stakeholders to gather information, research and submit funding proposals within grant guidelines and deadlines.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and previous experience engaging effectively with senior managers, researchers and program-level staff during the proposal design, development and review phases. Proven organization and time management skills and the ability to work independently are crucial as well as demonstrating solid analytical and advanced writing and comprehension skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining donor-facing materials, including reports, grant requests, presentations, impact reports, case studies, board communications, and providing ongoing updates to institutional and top funders
  • Continually refining and updating JNS’ case for giving to ensure its currency and power
  • Integrating JNS strategy and goals into donor-facing materials to underscore the organization’s focus and discipline
  • Incorporating reports for donors that showcase the organization’s impact and growth
  • Working closely with relevant staff to ensure effective targeting of current and potential funders
  • Researching and staying abreast of industry trends, best practices and successful fundraising strategies to inform content creation
  • Overseeing grant reporting schedule to ensure all projects meet deadlines and metric requirements; including collecting data needed for reports from our in-house data analyst and other internal departments; and creating narratives with the data

Qualifications:

  • 7-plus years of proven experience in proposal writing, grant writing, donor presentations and mid-year/end-of-year reporting to grantmakers with a strong portfolio of successful fundraising campaigns and donor materials
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills with the ability to tailor messaging to different audiences and platforms
  • English as first language
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to think outside the box and produce quality content for fundraising purposes, in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and an understanding of donor motivations and behaviors
  • Strong research skills and the ability to translate complex information into compelling and accessible content
  • Ability to work flexible hours, if needed
  • Familiarity with the Global/American Jewish Communities is a plus

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume with Senior Development Writer in the subject line.

News Brief Writers (US and Israel)

Type: Freelance

Location: Remote (Open positions in both U.S. and Israel bureaus)

Role Overview:

JNS is seeking freelance News Brief Writers and Reporters for our news team. They will be responsible for delivering regular news reports, analyses, news briefs, and original stories relevant to Israel and the Jewish world, while also conducting interviews and collaborating with the editorial team to produce high-quality content.

The ideal candidate must have a deep understanding of related issues, and be able to quickly identify and cover timely stories related to Middle Eastern and Jewish topics. It’s crucial that writers deeply resonate with our mission, reflecting an understanding and passion for Israel and the Jewish world in their work. Your writing should reflect a commitment to our cause and community.

Responsibilities:

  • Write 2-3 full-length news reports and reported analysis per week on stories of major import to Israel and the Jewish world, utilizing at least two original source quotes
  • Write 4-6 news briefs as topics arise or as they are assigned daily
  • Travel to and cover conferences and occasional events in Israel. (Expenses directly related to travel to and from the sites will be reimbursed to the employee by the company in their forthcoming salary payment upon submission of an expense report and receipts)
  • Uncover and pitch original news stories and angles
  • Cultivate strong relationships with sources within the Jewish communal organizational structure, for advance news tips, background and context on key issues, as well as for use as on-the-record sourcing as subject-matter experts
  • Work performed for JNS is expected to conform to the highest journalistic standards. Absolute accuracy and originality are required of all work
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders, experts, and individuals relevant to the stories being covered
  • Collaborate with editors, designers, photographers, and other team members to produce high-quality content that meets editorial standards and deadlines. Work closely with the editorial team to brainstorm ideas, plan coverage, and develop editorial strategies

Qualifications:

  • 3-plus years of reporting experience
  • Demonstrated experience writing in a fast-paced newsroom, with adherence to journalistic styles and norms
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
  • News-savvy and solid experience in searching for stories on social media
  • Strong research skills and the ability to translate complex information into compelling and accessible content that drives action
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of AP style and journalistic ethics
  • Experience with multimedia content creation is a plus
  • Passion for storytelling, news reporting and making an impact through journalism

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume, as well as multiple links to published writing samples, with News Brief Writers (US and Israel) in the subject line.

New York Correspondent (remote)

Position # 6054

Jewish News Syndicate is seeking a full-time New York City-based reporter for its U.S. Bureau. The reporter will work remotely but should be based in New York and able to attend events in the area. Applicants should be well-versed in U.S. politics, the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Jewish community. Candidates must be news savvy, experienced in investigative reporting, have strong writing skills and have at least three years of reporting experience.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume, as well as multiple links to published writing samples, with Investigative New York Correspondent in the subject line.

Investigative News Reporter (remote)

Position # 6063

Jewish News Syndicate is seeking full-time and freelance investigative reporters for its U.S. and Israel bureaus. The reporters will conduct timely investigations into Middle Eastern and Jewish topics. Candidates must be news savvy, experienced in investigative reporting, have strong writing skills and have at least three years of reporting experience.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

Attach your CV/resume, and multiple links to published writing samples, with Investigative News Reporter in the subject line.

U.S.-Based Breaking News Reporter (remote)

Position # 6050

Jewish News Syndicate is seeking full-time and part-time breaking news reporters for its United States bureau. The reporters will quickly find and cover timely stories related to Middle Eastern and Jewish topics. Candidates must be news-savvy, experienced in searching for stories on social media, have strong copy-editing skills and at least three years of reporting experience. The reporters should also be able to write longer-form investigative pieces, if necessary.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB:
Attach your CV/resume, and multiple links to published writing samples, with U.S.-Based Breaking News Reporter in the subject line.

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