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The Fuller Project seeks a dynamic and innovative newsroom leader to serve as Editor in Chief (EIC). The EIC will have a proven track record of high-impact journalism and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams. The EIC will hone our journalistic vision and strategy, develop our growing staff of reporters and editors and shepherd partnerships with some of the world’s top publications.

The Fuller Project is the global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting to catalyze positive change for women. Our long-standing focus on women, especially those facing racial or other forms of bias, leads to journalism that is relied on by decision-makers across the globe, to produce better outcomes for women and their communities. 

Since we launched in 2015, our reporting has influenced new legislation, helped end life-threatening practices, and led to large-scale releases of public data. For example, our investigations have led to increased funding for maternal health care, helped rescue migrant domestic workers held against their will, and held companies accountable for widespread abuse at supplier factories.

Our journalists spotlight critical issues and expose injustice with in-depth reporting published in renowned news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy, and inside the largest and most respected newsrooms around the world from Afghanistan to India to Kenya. Partnering with legacy news outlets ensures our rigorous reporting reaches the broadest global audiences.


The Fuller Project seeks an experienced newsroom leader to serve as Editor in Chief (EIC). The EIC will be responsible for editorial vision and strategy that deepens our strategic plan, and editorial oversight and execution. They will oversee major reporting projects, inspire our journalists to do their best work, and manage partnerships with leading U.S.-based and global outlets.

The EIC will uphold the highest standards of unbiased, non-partisan, rigorous journalism. Reporting to the CEO and with a close working relationship with a Board-level Editorial Committee, the EIC will uphold and advance our mission and values; will be a creative team player; and will have or be able to quickly build expertise about issues that particularly impact women. 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading complex projects and collaborations and will be able to oversee local, US and global reporting and partnerships. They will have demonstrated rigorous journalistic standards; strong writing, editing, and organizational skills; excellent management and leadership experience; and a commitment to meaningfully covering underrepresented issues and groups.

Inside the newsroom, the EIC will cultivate a collaborative spirit among our committed and talented editors and reporters, drawing on a proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging. 

The Editor in Chief will:

1. Execute and hone the editorial vision for the newsroom. Lead on all our editorial efforts and maximize our contribution to global, national, and local press. 

2. Supervise our hybrid newsroom of reporters in our DC-area office and in remote locations. Oversee our team of editors, ensuring ethical and rigorous journalistic standards, as well as safety and other protocols that protect our team. Attract, edit, retain, train and motivate the talented reporters and freelancers. Share in organizational leadership initiatives to reinforce and build diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging.

3. Oversee bold, ambitious reporting projects. This includes major projects that are currently underway and future investigative, accountability and enterprise projects. Oversee some multi-media partnerships.

4. Pioneer innovative and high-impact partnerships. Develop high-impact, collaborative partnerships with editorial teams in influential newsrooms. Build and deepen meaningful relationships with our local reporter contributors around the U.S. and world, and with our current Kenyan and Afghan newsroom partners.

5. Engage effectively internally and externally. Collaborate effectively across the organization and help build and support systems that are maximally effective. Serve as a face of the organization in external communications, for instance in occasional speaking engagements and by representing the newsroom to funders


We seek the following qualifications:

  • Passionate for and commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project.
  • A collaboration mindset with regards to newsroom partnerships and centering the contributions of local reporters. 
  • A proven track record of overseeing major journalism products that make  an impact.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience editing and managing reporters, including successfully recruiting, mentoring and retaining staff.
  • Some experience in legacy news, or working with legacy news outlets, is preferred. Some experience in nonprofit news experience is a plus. 
  • Experience leading multimedia projects, and an interest to expand reporting projects to multimedia formats through collaboration, is a plus.
  • Track record of supporting and contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we deeply value diversity of all forms in our newsroom and entire organization. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

This is a remote position, or a hybrid position for candidates in the Greater Washington DC area. The Fuller Project has a physical office in Bethesda, MD, just outside Washington DC. Our DC-area team has a highly flexible hybrid home/office schedule. Some travel required. U.S. work authorization required. 

Competitive salary and benefits.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume here before September 20th. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

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