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Join Our Board

*All positions are open. Submissions must be sent by January 6, 2016. Include a brief bio, paragraph of intent and a photo to nahjmiami@gmail.com. Voting by chapter members will begin Monday, January 11th. All applicants and voting members must be in good standing. New board to be announced January 18th.


1. President

Must be a REGULAR member of NAHJ (ASSOCIATE members cannot run for the President post) and must be a working journalist.

Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. Develop and execute a dynamic array of training, workshops, panels and other events. Carry out requirements to maintain chapter certification, with the exception of submitting the annual budget and financial reports; Make statements on behalf of the chapter and preside at most chapter events. Serve as the primary contact person for potential members. Work with chapter leaders to recruit new members and retain existing members.


2. Director of Sponsorships and Events

All chapter members can apply. Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. Lead coordinator of workshops and conferences organized by the chapter. Establish and maintain relationships with local or national companies to serve as sponsors. Help develop programming needs and complete any other duties assigned by chapter board.


3. Director of Social Media

All chapter members can apply. Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. Maintain and update the chapter’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts on a daily basis. Regularly update sites with job positions, member news and noteworthy stories. Engage members in online conversation about topics related to journalism coverage, ethics and the news industry. Participate in NAHJ South Florida events and board meetings.


4. Director of Spanish Language Media

All members can apply. Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. This board member will be in direct communication with Spanish language media in South Florida, creating specific workshops geared towards their needs as well as coordinating with national board during Hispanicize event in Miami.


5. Secretary & Treasurer

All members can apply. Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. Responsible for updating chapter’s budget and financial reports (led by national office). Take minutes at meetings and send them to chapter leaders and members. Keep members informed of chapter activities through newsletters, e-mails, fliers or other mechanisms.


6. At-Large Officer

Term is one year, starting immediately after elections. Helps board with projects, such as donation drives or reaching out to members (connects NAHJ members to local chapter). Attend board meetings and participate in event programming. Will be assigned specific roles as necessary. At-Large officer would also oversee student chapters.

Upcoming Events

NAHJ teams up for Hispanicize in Miami in April. Registration will open soon for this Spanish language national conference, stay tuned!

#NABJNAHJ joint conference in August in D.C. Find more here: http://nahj.org/nabjnahj-2016-joint-convention-one-mission-driving-innovation/

About NAHJ South Florida

We provide journalists in South Florida with opportunities to network, sharpen skills, enhance conversation, help understand issues impacting the Latino community and, promote the hiring and retention of Latino journalists at all levels of news reporting and management.