Virginia Press Association Executive Director

Virginia Press Association Executive Director

The Virginia Press Association seeks a dynamic leader to chart our course for the future. Anticipating the retirement of our long-time executive director, we’re searching for a trailblazer to build on past success, while addressing the challenges facing our members in the 21st century.

The next executive director will help define and implement VPA’s mission in a changing business environment. The candidate will work with the board, full-time staff, members, and others to create new opportunities for growth. This position will require detailed business planning skills, goal-setting, establishing measurable objectives, accurate cost estimates, and task deadlines.

Duties include: member relations, engagement and development; government relations and lobbying; sales, marketing and fundraising; community and industry relations; public speaking; programming and event planning; staff, P&L and administrative management. Meaningful experience in each is a job requirement, as are strong communication skills, superior organizational ability, and professional polish.

We will show preference to candidates with a background in journalism and media issues, association management, or government relations.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary history and expectations to Marisa Porto, president, VPA Board of Directors, at

Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 15.