JOB OFFER: Become our new Executive Director

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is recruiting an experienced and dynamic Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership at the Federation’s headquarters based in Montreal.

The Executive Director is responsible for the vision, leadership, fundraising and management of WFSJ operations. The ED is expected to ensure healthy management, resource development, and to maintain the mobilization level of the WFSJ team.

A full job description in English can be found here.

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