Pulitzer Prize Administrator

Columbia University in New York

Date Posted February 18, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Administrator: Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board are seeking a Pulitzer Prize Administrator, for full-time appointment, starting between July 1 and Sep. 1, 2014. The Pulitzer Prize Board annually awards twenty-one highly distinguished prizes in journalism, arts, and letters. In addition, the Pulitzer Prize Board provides study fellowships to young journalists and hosts seminars on Pulitzer-prize winning journalism in order to broaden and deepen public understanding of journalistic excellence. The Pulitzer Prize Administrator supports the Pulitzer Prize Board in its awarding of the Prizes and safeguards and enhances the integrity of the Prizes through oversight of all stages of the Prize process. The Administrator also serves as the Board's spokesperson. Columbia University and the Pulitzer Prize Board seek an individual of wise judgment and tact, committed to excellence in journalism, arts, and letters, who is prepared to be a champion of the mission and vision of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The Administrator supervises the entry process, manages the jury system, organizes Board meetings and the annual award luncheon, and supports the work of standing and ad hoc Board committees. The Administrator answers inquiries about policies and practices from the press and the public; presides at award announcements, ceremonies, and press conferences; and makes other public appearances on behalf of the Prizes. The Administrator reports to the Board Chair and President of the University. The Administrator supports the Board's ongoing effort to identify significant trends and issues that might prompt changes in the Plan of Award or other rules, guidelines, or procedures. The next Administrator will be responsible for the Prizes' Centennial celebration in 2016-17. Candidates should demonstrate keen understanding of journalistic excellence and be highly attuned to the shifting media landscape. Candidates will also have genuine interest in and meaningful exposure to contemporary arts and letters. In addition, the successful candidate will have proven success as a leader with administrative responsibility. The Pulitzer Prize office has a small but effective staff, and important partnerships with other units at Columbia University and elsewhere. Extraordinary communication and interpersonal skills are critical. Salary will be competitive. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV or resume, list of references and employment application online https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=140414. Nominations and inquiries may also be sent to: nominations@columbia.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.