Our volunteer national executive board is the backbone of the South Asian Journalists Association. This organization would not exist without the 11-person team of journalists and professionals, all dedicating their time to hosting events, workshops, newsroom tours, organizing scholarships, fellowships, conventions and award ceremonies. It's not an easy position, but every year we look forward to a new crop of board members shaping SAJA's future.

And we want YOU.

We're looking for creative minds, bright ideas, and infectious enthusiasm to join our executive board.

To apply for a SAJA Board position:
Email a statement of interest of 250 words or less to mrao[at]wnyc.org by Friday, November 27th, 2015

Here's what you need to know to enter the SAJA Executive Board elections:

  • Four (4) board member positions are open for the two (2) year term of 2015-2017
  • To contest you must submit a 250-word* "Statement of Interest" by 12:00 A.M. (midnight) on November 27th, 2015. Statements submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Voting begins on November 28th, 2015!
  • All eligible statements will be made available to all SAJA members for voting consideration.
  • Candidate submissions must include their full name, current postal mail address, email address and phone number.
  • If you have any questions regarding SAJA's elections please reach out to SAJA Board Member Mythili Rao mrao@wnyc.org

Board Eligibility & Guidelines:

Only Full Members are eligible to contest for a position the board. Associate Members and Student Members are NOT eligible to contest. All Full Members are encouraged to consider running. Those who have a strong interest in journalism and coverage of South Asia(n) issues are urged to consider running for the election. Important requirements for serving on the board are a spirit of teamwork, leadership and the commitment of at least 3-5 hours each week on activities ranging from organizing events to judging applications for awards and scholarships.

More info: Check out our SAJA Board Twitter list

*Note: Statements that are more than 250 words will not be accepted for more information about the SAJA Executive Board see below.

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