We've told you about our guide for incoming news directors, and about our handbook for mid-career news managers who are looking for day-to-day management advice. Now, we turn our attention to senior news leaders who are looking to pass along their knowledge and experience to a new generation.
For news directors with experience who are looking to hone their capabilities and make the most of their team, RTDNF's News Leadership at the Head of the Class is a master class in newsroom leadership, developed by longtime news director and Poynter Institute faculty member Jill Geisler, one of the most respected trainers in the business. Her guide is a thourough, detailed manual covering a wide range of issues, including staff communication, employee coaching, developing leadership style, developing operational systems, understanding legal issues, managing difficult people, coaching, creativity, conducting meetings and building newsroom cultures.
The guide is designed to help those who want to coach and teach others to become better at leading and managing. If you are someone designated as a trainer in your organization or a news manager who wants to build your teaching skills, this resource is for you.
No matter your level of experience, RTDNA and RTDNF are here to provide you with advice, networking and training opportunities throughout your career. Even if you don't have experienced news management colleagues to turn to in your newsroom, you have an association of fellow newsroom leaders who are here to help, so you won't be on your own. If you're working in a newsroom and want to advance your career, but aren't yet a member of RTDNA, you should be. Read about why here, and join today.