Join the Vision Maker Media Team! We are looking for a Director of Communications. Application review begins Monday, April 27. 
The Director of Communications will develop Vision Maker Media's communication strategy and will contribute to the organizational strategic planning process with the goal of advancing the organization's position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness. 

* Directly lead the organization's varied and integrated communications products and services. 
* Directly manage communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation. 
* Responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.
* Serve as an ambassador for the organization and will need to build relationships with the media.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in marketing, advertising, communications, business, or related field of study*
* 3+ years marketing or related experience in industry or business*
* Internet marketing, marketing campaign management, and excellent writing skills

*equivalent education/experience considered

Be a Part of StoryCorps! Share Your Native Story.
StoryCorps is coming to Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, May 8, 2015. In partnership with Vision Maker Media, StoryCorps will be recording interviews with Native Americans to be able to share these stories. 

Email if you'd like to schedule an on-site interview to share your Native story. 

Standing on Sacred Ground Debuts on WORLD Channel Beginning Sunday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, June 7
Standing on Sacred Ground, a four-part documentary series, eight years in the making, on Indigenous struggles over sacred sites, enjoys its national broadcast premiere on the WORLD Channel, Sunday, May 17, 2015. In addition, public television stations nationwide will have access to the programming via NETA, which has also accepted the series for broadcast distribution beginning this month. 

Eight Indigenous communities from around the globe share their stories about resisting threats to lands they consider sacred in a growing movement to defend human rights, protect culture, and restore the environment. In the series, Native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling government mega-projects, consumer culture, competing religions, resource extraction, and climate change.

Distributed by NETA & WORLD Channel. Check your local listings.

2015 National Native Media Conference, July 9-12
The 2015 National Native Media Conference will be July 9-12 in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency-Crystal City. Join the Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media, along with more than 300 members, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners for the annual Native media event. 

Join fellow journalists, students, and communications pros improving their reach, social media presence, impact, and newsrooms during the conference--the place to learn best practices and discuss critical issues to covering Indian Country. 

Audio Trending Now - Earth Day is April 22
Producer Profile: Tina Garnanez
Yellow Fever follows young veteran Tina Garnanez (Navajo) on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area, and the potential for new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist, and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice. Tina travels throughout the West to learn about uranium mining and nuclear development. She examines the pros, the cons, and the hot debate over nuclear power, which forces her to consider her own opinions on the subject of energy. 



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Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)


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