In These Times Is Hiring an Executive Director

We’re searching widely in a variety of fields to find a dynamic executive director for In These Times magazine.

Are you a …

  • Leader at a non-profit who wants your work to have a national impact?
  • Journalist who wants to run a media organization and utilize your management skills?
  • Fundraiser who wants to help build and sustain a mission-driven organization?
  • Social justice advocate or union organizer who has ideas about how our organization, journalism and media platforms can reach activist audiences more effectively?

You might want to consider applying to this position.

For more detailed information about the position and In These Times, please see the full job posting here.

In These Times (ITT), a national print and online magazine dedicated to supporting movements for economic, racial, social and environmental justice, with a special emphasis on labor, is seeking an executive director to lead the organization forward into its fiftieth anniversary year in 2026 and beyond. This reshaped leadership post was created as a part of our larger commitment to producing progressive journalism that advances today’s movements for economic, racial, social and environmental justice. We are looking for a candidate with strong leadership qualities: 

  • Imagination to shape our organization’s direction, mission and strategic growth
  • Facility for building and managing a diverse, creative and respectful union workplace
  • Ability to develop and expand ITT’s universe of individual and foundation giving in order to ensure the organization’s growth and long-term financial stability
  • Capacity and connections for engaging and strengthening relationships with outside entities such as social movements, labor unions and ITT’s loyal readership and donors
  • Ingenuity to work with our editors to enhance our journalism’s impact 

The executive director will be a full-time, salaried employee who will report to ITT’s board of directors. Chicago, Illinois, is the preferred location for the job. For the right candidates, however, we are open to alternative working arrangements and, potentially, reshaping aspects of the position based on their strengths. The position has a competitive salary range ($110,000-$135,000), along with a generous benefits package. More details here.

About In These Times

The magazine is an important national voice, self-described as Progressive without apology” and known especially for its award-winning investigative reporting. We have a full-time staff of 13 employees. Our print magazine regularly reaches nearly 40,000 subscribers, and our website generates anywhere from 3 to 6 million page views a year. 

ITT is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume and a detailed cover letter sharing why they are interested in the position and how their professional background and skills could benefit ITT. Email these materials to jobs@​inthesetimes.​com, with Executive Director” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we will begin reviewing applications later in September. 

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying, email Jamie Hendry at jamie@​inthesetimes.​com or call (773) 772-0100, ext. 241.

For more detailed information about the position and In These Times, please see the full job posting here.