Tiny News Collective Operations Director

Tiny News Collective Operations Director

The Tiny News Collective promotes media diversity by making it easier for people from underrepresented communities to create local news organizations. We equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to develop sustainable, community-focused media outlets. We support voices historically excluded from media and media ownership.

We believe that more diverse media ownership leads to more relevant, accurate and culturally conscious local news — so everyone can more fully engage in civic life, make more informed decisions, and better understand the world around them.

The Tiny News Collective seeks an operations director to help us realize our mission of building a more equitable future for journalism.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of professional and educational backgrounds. If you feel like you’re a good fit but worried that your experience might not be exactly aligned with this job description, please consider applying anyway.

Job description

Tiny News Collective seeks an experienced, adaptable operations professional with nonprofit administration experience to lead and manage the organization’s operations, including overseeing finances, human resources and our fiscal sponsorship program.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in operations management, with the goal of maximizing efficiency and effectiveness throughout an organization, while ensuring all activities are aligned with its mission and culture and in line with best practices and state and federal laws and requirements. They will create and maintain systems that endure and grow as TNC grows. They will be a key member of the senior leadership team and will work closely with the executive director. Key to this position is providing creative problem-solving and steady change management to our evolving organization.

The operations director will supervise the full-time finance manager and work with our fractional accounting team and other vendors. This role involves collaboration with leadership and staff across the organization and will interface with TNC members related to fiscal sponsorship. The Tiny News Collective team works fully remotely but is united by shared values. An ideal candidate approaches leadership with an approach of “collaboration with,” rather than “power over.”

Position Type: Full time
Compensation: $105,000
Location: Fully remote, must be based in the United States
Travel: Possible occasional travel
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until July 7, 2024 (midnight, ET).


Operations strategy and oversight:

Budget and financial oversight:

Team and people operations:


Fiscal sponsorship program oversight:

Skills, experience and interests

Must haves:



How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and answers to our application questions in the application form below. 

Have questions about the role or Tiny News Collective before you apply? Feel free to connect with us during office hours!

The Tiny News Collective is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to communities historically under-represented in the media ecosystem. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons due to their religious beliefs; disability; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; or because the individual was a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking.

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