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NABJ Announces National Search for Executive Director

Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
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NABJ Announces National Search for Executive Director

Move Comes after a Successful Reorganization


The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce that it is conducting a national search for a permanent executive director. The search will be led by the respected New York-based firm, Harris Rand Lusk, and will begin immediately.
Since October 2015, the NABJ has filled the responsibilities of the vacant executive director position by contracting the consulting services of Drew Berry. Under the leadership of NABJ President Sarah Glover, Berry worked closely with NABJ staffers, and the NABJ board and members, to oversee a financial turnaround at the organization. Berry will continue to provide consulting services to the NABJ until June 30.
"The NABJ Board thanks Drew Berry for his excellent service to the association as executive consultant for the last 20 months," said Glover. "Drew's role in the association's million-dollar turnaround is noteworthy and appreciated." 
Over the last year, the NABJ board and staff created new programs, such as the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, and the Black Twitter Conference and Basics Bootcamp. The organization also issued an industry-recognized three-year strategic plan, and ended 2016 with a projected $1.2 million surplus.
The executive director search is the first major item to be implemented following the successful completion of the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020
NABJ is a 3,500 member organization that produces a successful annual convention, provides training for members via the NABJ Media Institute, regional conferences and skills-based webinars and in-person trainings, awards scholarships to students annually, and advocates on behalf of black journalists and a myriad of issues in the black and minority communities.
For more information on the executive director search, please contact Jack Lusk, managing partner of Harris Rand Lusk at Lyons Wooten is available at and 301-405-0248.
Do not miss "Power Up and Break Through," the NABJ Convention and Career Fair from Aug. 9-13, 2017 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. Information for the NABJ Convention, hotels, and tickets for special events can be found here.
About the National Association of Black Journalists: An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit

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