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Want a unique chance to meet people who are at the forefront of journalism; people who spark innovation in the news industry around the world? If you’re a seasoned Executive Assistant who enjoys providing essential support in a fast-growing nonprofit, loves to organize materials and prides yourself on getting things right, then we want to hear from you!

The Trust Project is a high-impact nonprofit that collaborates with newsrooms around the globe to combat misinformation and through them, provide the public with trustworthy and transparent journalism. We cultivate a diverse, inclusive and fair workplace daily as we work to create the world that could be.


The Trust Project seeks a researcher-in-residence. This is a one-year, renewable, full-time position for an individual interested in sparking innovation in the news industry based on a deeper understanding of the public, whose interests journalism aims to serve. 

This position is built on established relationships with both academia and industry and has potential for high visibility in both worlds. The incoming researcher is anticipated to ignite research and possible publication by unlocking raw data collected over the past years and leading new work. In particular, we are interested in researchers who have worked with populations often overlooked or misrepresented in the news. 


  1. Conduct your own research, guide junior researchers and collaborate with research teams on our external projects 
  2. Manage internal data about our news organization partners 
  3. Work with populations that are often overlooked in the news

Benefits and Career Prospects

You will have opportunities to collaborate with newsrooms of all shapes and sizes throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe; industrial players such as Google and Facebook; and scholars across top universities and research institutes

Your research results will be integrated into Trust Project activities and standards 

Your results will be actively promoted by Trust Project leadership across the Trust Project Partner Network and the news industry more generally

You will be encouraged and supported to publish in academic journals and speak at conferences

This is a remote, full-time position offering $85,000 per year, with a two-year contract and health benefits, vacation (2 weeks in initial year), 12 holidays and monthly “rejuvenation” days.


1.    An expert in user-centered design

2.    Working knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods 

3.    Research experience in journalism, communications, news distribution platforms, or other related fields

4.    Experience managing several research projects at once, including collaborations

5.  Practical experience executing principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and integrating them in operations and outcomes.

About the Trust Project

The Trust Project is a high-impact international nonprofit that collaborates with news organizations to build more trust and trustworthiness through the 8 Trust Indicators™. Our network has attracted 265 news organizations

so far across the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe, including

the Washington Post, the Economist, BBC, Hearst Television, CTV News and Tegna, and many regionals, locals and digital natives.  

We cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion in all our work and this position will require experience and capacity to carry out this commitment. 

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and summarizing research you’re most proud to have conducted, including the problem you aimed to understand, your choice of research approach, and outcomes or impact,  plus your CV/resume to

Please contact Sally Lehrman,, should you have any inquiries about this position. 

Trust Network Program Director

The Trust Project seeks a dynamic Trust Network Program Director to guide the success of news sites implementing the 8 Trust Indicators™. This full-time, remote core team member will work closely with the CEO, building news partner engagement over time, reporting key insights and collaborating on further growth of the Trust Network.

The Trust Project is a nonprofit working with a global network of news organizations to build a more trusted and trustworthy press. They recognize that a free and responsible press plays a vital role in civic life, upholding public interest, exposing injustice, and enabling dialogue across peoples, perspectives and platforms –  supporting civic engagement around the world. The Trust Indicators™ are a globally recognized standard that helps both people and technical systems easily assess the authority and integrity of news, fighting vulnerability to mis- and disinformation.


The incoming Program Director will collaboratively lead the Trust Network team to help guide new partners to success in both editorial and technical implementations of the 8 Trust Indicators™. Due to partner’s location this remote position will work with partners internationally and nationally. They will manage the application process; lead training and build engagement; motivate both technical and editorial compliance by news partners; manage network gatherings; and help execute important strategic collaborations. This remote position involves work with clients and team members in multiple time zones. 


  • Work closely with the CEO to ensure The Trust Project programs are operating strategically and effectively in pursuit of its mission and vision.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and systems necessary to maintain high-quality programs and to streamline documentation and translation.
  • Work with CEO to support a collaborative workplace culture representative of the organization’s values for integrity, self-awareness, humility, authenticity and attention to detail.
  • Oversee a small global team of staff and consultants with initial reviews, coaching, training, support and tracking of news partners.
  • Support technical as well as editorial aspects of compliance and implementation.
  • Develop and execute strategies to strengthen community cohesion and news partner involvement (a network of 250+ organizations globally).
  • Conduct trainings, organize events, and lead working groups.
  • Serve as a thought-partner to CEO on identifying and addressing common trends and challenges within the Trust Network.
  • Maintain accurate and clear documentation to support Trust Indicator implementation.
  • Work closely with the CEO to gather and prepare documentation and content demonstrating the Trust Network’s status and accomplishments for funders and other external parties.


  • 4-5+ years building community or business networks, managing volunteers, developing membership, or leading public engagement, whether in a newsroom or externally, such as in professional or community organizations
  • 2+ years teaching or training, whether within a professional organization, business, community organization or agency, newsroom or academic institution
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience rallying teams (internal and external) around shared goals and values
  • Practical experience executing DEI principles and integrating them in operations and outcomes
  • Success in leading with empathy, inclusion and fairness while also maintaining strict standards
  • Knowledge of current news processes and practices, including familiarity with journalism standards and ethics
  • Some technical knowledge and aptitude for learning technology


Compensation package includes generous benefits consisting of health, dental, vision, 401k matching, paid sick leave, vacation (2 weeks in initial year), 12 holidays and monthly “rejuvenation” days. 

To apply, please follow this link.

The Trust Project is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at The Trust Project are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

Envision Consulting was retained by The Trust Project to conduct the search for their incoming Program Director.

Executive Assistant

This Executive Assistant position is remote, available for PST/MST/CST time zones only. It is a full-time permanent role.

SALARY: Starting package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and health insurance options.

POSITION TITLE: Executive Assistant

As a seasoned Executive Assistant, you will provide high-level support to the Chief Executive Officer. You will communicate with Trust Project collaborators in a fast-paced, global, culturally diverse environment. Possessing strong professionalism and attention to detail, you will be a delegated authority in decision-making and problem-solving, developing support systems as we grow. You will manage competing priorities, often under tight deadlines. You enjoy variety, accuracy, challenges and values-driven work.

Values Required:

  • Work with honesty, integrity and kindness
  • Apply diversity, equity and inclusion as a practice
  • Cultivate accuracy, accountability

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in a high-level executive assistant position
  • Bachelor’s degree (relevant associate degrees considered)  
  • Intercultural expertise. You may have bilingual skills in English/Spanish for business settings; OR experience working with businesses owned by or targeted to Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans or Latino/as; OR experience working in an organization with a global footprint
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail; can juggle multiple tasks and deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Demonstrated ability to create and improve existing processes/procedures in a nonprofit growth environment
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate needs, think strategically, and make good judgment calls on behalf of the CEO
  • A track record of success working well on your own and as part of a team
  • As a plus, but not required, experience in nonprofit or in journalism support roles

Skills and abilities:  

  • Communicate exceptionally well interpersonally and as a leader and representative
  • Research, organize, present, and articulate ideas and information effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing
  • Be resourceful, flexible: Learn and grow in response to a changing news and information environment
  • Prepared to implement values of diversity, equity and inclusion in everyday work processes
  • Flexible; willing to adjust workdays and hours to accommodate programming needs or urgent deadlines on occasion
  • Organized and manage time, work needs and self-care well when working remotely
  • Adept in all Microsoft Office Suite programs and video conferencing software. Experience in WordPress, Trello, Slack and Adobe Photoshop a plus.

And you are:  

  • Able to travel domestically/internationally up to five times per year (when safe)
  • Willing to undergo a background check

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Directly support and contribute to the work of the CEO, an award-winning journalist
  • Manage the CEO’s calendar and communications related to it
  • Manage many internal and external communications on behalf of the CEO (with news partners, applicants, vendors, board members, etc.)
  • Organize, update, edit and proofread documents used throughout the Trust Project
  • Improve files and systems to track program activities and participants
  • Coordinate with team members to make agendas, develop materials (e.g. documents, spreadsheets, slides, schedules, project management tools), schedule meetings, as well as organize events and travel arrangements
  • Take leadership on special projects and tasks at the request of the CEO

If this sounds like the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to with Executive Assistant and your full name in the subject line (e.g. Executive Assistant: Lashawn Espinosa). If you feel this is a better fit for a friend, be sure to let them know!

The Trust Project is an equal opportunity employer that gives priority to cultivating an inclusive work environment free of discrimination, harassment or other harmful conduct based on race, religion, color, sex/gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military or veteran status, and other characteristics of individual identity. If you feel you are a good fit and want to share your skills, we can’t wait to hear from you!

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