Work with API

Staff openings


API is hiring for the following full-time positions:

  • Director of Inclusion & Audience Growth: The American Press Institute seeks a new Director of Inclusion & Audience Growth who will work directly with news organizations that want to improve their coverage of communities of color while also creating and sustaining more equitable workplaces.
  • Deputy Director of Local News Transformation: The American Press Institute seeks a Deputy Director of Local News Transformation who will coordinate and oversee communications strategy and assist in managing the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program, an innovative yearlong change management program supported by the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund.
  • Senior Web Applications Developer: The American Press Institute seeks a Senior Web Applications Engineer to support the institute’s Metrics for News application, which contextualizes web analytics for news publishers small and large all across the world.

College students

The application period for our paid journalism internship for the summer of 2021 has closed. Please check back in the fall of 2021 for our announcement regarding our summer 2022 internship, or sign up for API’s daily newsletter, Need to Know.

For many years, students or recent graduates have also applied for our paid summer fellowship program.

Freelance and consulting opportunities

API also works with many current and former journalists as short-term consultants to research and write Strategy Studies, put together Thought Leader Summit events, or help us in other ways with our programs.

Please contact us if you have an idea of a journalism-related research topic not listed here that you would like to propose doing with us.