Work With Us

Work With Us

Current Vacancies:

We are seeking one new board member who is personally committed to the mission of ending animal agriculture and understands the effectiveness of the media in influencing behavioral change. 

About Sentient Media: 

Sentient Media is a nonprofit journalism organization committed to increasing transparency around the use of animals in our daily lives. We do so by publishing a wide variety of content focusing on four key pillars: Big Ag, the environment, justice, and culture.

In the past two years, our work has reached more than 50 million people with the help of our Writers’ Collective, an online community of aspiring writers, journalists, and advocates, and our growing team of digital marketing specialists.

About the role: 

Board members at Sentient Media provide essential support, oversight, and strategic guidance to a small and dedicated global team. 

Board members maintain a vision for the organization and ensure the effectiveness of the projects and programs implemented. 

We are seeking one new board member who is personally committed to the mission of ending animal agriculture and understands the effectiveness of the media in influencing behavioral change. 

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated this commitment by contributing their time, money, or expertise to the farmed animal protection movement. 

We have specific needs for candidates with nonprofit media experience and fundraising. 

Sentient Media currently has three board members, including a treasurer and a secretary. 

We are seeking applications on an ongoing basis and will discuss potential candidates at our quarterly board meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

 

  • Attend four (4) full board meetings each calendar year.
  • Agree to a two-year board term with the possibility of renewal for a second 2-year term.
  • Follow the ethical guidelines and mission of Sentient Media.
  • Be knowledgeable about Sentient Media’s mission, strategic plan, programs, and events.
  • Fundraise on behalf of the organization and help ensure adequate financial resources.
  • Commit to give or raise a financial contribution to Sentient Media.
  • Participate in hiring, oversight process, and support of Sentient Media’s Executive Director.
  • Review and approve the annual budget.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and fully comply with the board’s Conflict of Interest Policy and other policies on individual conduct.
  • Conduct affairs of the board including board development, transition, and effectiveness.
  • Perform annual, individual self-evaluation of board service.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Media experience ideally in nonprofit journalism. 
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to Sentient Media’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Commitment to enhance Sentient Media’s public standing through community advocacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Strong leadership and planning skills.
  • Maintain a high level of legal and ethical integrity.
  • Analytical and sound decision-making ability.
  • Ability to organize and work collaboratively with other board members, staff, consultants, and volunteers.

Desirable Skills: 

  • Experience in nonprofit finance, public policy, legislation, nonprofit management, law, or fundraising.
  • Experience serving on a nonprofit board.
  • Experience reviewing non-profit financial statements and budgets.
  • Executive experience at an organization of similar size, particularly a nonprofit organization.

How to Apply: 

Please email your CV and covering letter outlining why you wish to be a board member at Sentient Media to: [email protected], subject line: ‘Board Member’.

Statement of Equity:

Sentient Media is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures, and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

Please send your cv to [email protected] if you’d like to be considered for other future roles or take a look at our volunteer opportunities.