The National NewsMedia Council is recruiting new directors

In 2022, the National NewsMedia Council (NNC) is looking forward to welcoming new public directors to strengthen its educational mandate. 

Public directors are members of the public who are not affiliated with news organizations that are members in the NNC and form a simple majority on the Council. Past public members have included teachers, lawyers, faith leaders, or those with expertise in business and/or management. 

To learn more about current NNC directors, please click here. 

All public members receive a small annual stipend for their service.

Responsibilities for public directors consist of governance-related work, review of complaints referred to Council, as well as oversight of the NNC’s educational activities. 

The ideal public director: 

  • Has a passion for journalism’s critical role in a democratic society 
  • Has a keen interest in news literacy 
  • Is bilingual 
  • Possesses experience dealing with the media in some professional capacity
  • Maintains an interest in learning more about journalists ethics and best practices 

We welcome applications from individuals with different sets of skills and life experiences. 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a short letter of application to:

Deadline to apply is December 15, 2021.