The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) is seeking a new Vice President who will automatically become President in 2016 -18.
Any full member who is fully paid and has been with the Institute for five years is able to come forward, but they will need the support of five others.
Current President and former BBC and independent broadcaster, Paul Leighton, is hoping that members who are interested in the role will come forward especially as journalism has developed a breath and depth like never before.
Paul said: “The challenges facing journalists have always been important ones which is why the CIoJ was given a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria back in 1890.
“But the industry has rapidly gone from hacking scandals to making significant changes in legal and ethical matters, as well as coping with the introduction of a wide range of platforms for delivery. It is vital that the CIoJ has a spokesperson who can be heard quickly and clearly.”
The deadline for nominations for VP or for standing in the very important role as a trustee for the CIoJ charities – Orphan Fund, Oak Hill and Pensions Fund – is the 15 December 2014.
Please call CIoJ’s Chief Executive Dominic Cooper for a chat in the first instance on 020 7252 1187.