Behind the Scenes of a Newsroom Series

This informative opportunity will cover the top newsrooms’ work culture, newsroom environment, salary, day-to-day routines, and much more. It will also provide a unique opportunity for members to network and ask direct questions to newsroom managers.


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Ramon Escobar, SVP of Talent Recruitment & Development for CNN Worldwide will dive into what it takes to get to a place like CNN and how to manage and sustain a career in the news industry.

DATE/TIME: Monday, April 24 – 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST



This session is open only to current NAHJ members. Join/Renew your membership here.

Ramón Escobar
Senior Vice President, Talent Recruitment & Development
CNN Worldwide

Ramón Escobar is senior vice president of talent recruitment and development for CNN Worldwide. He is responsible for the recruitment of all on and off-air talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español and HLN. He also advances the internal development of all anchors, correspondents, contributor and producers. Escobar is based out of New York City and has held his position of vice president of talent recruitment and development since 2012. He also served as the vice president of diversity and inclusion for CNN Worldwide from January 2017 to June 2019, and continues to play a vital role in diversity and inclusion efforts for WarnerMediaNews and Sports, the parent company of CNN. He came to CNN after several years spent at Telemundo, most recently as executive vice president of network news, overseeing the entire news division including all international news bureaus and the development of on-air talent. While at Telemundo his other roles included senior executive vice president of entertainment and senior vice president of news and creative services. Escobar spent two years as an executive at Sucherman Consulting Group in New York where he acted as vice president and worked with clients including ABC News, Discovery Networks, BBC America and Telemundo. Previously, Escobar served in a management position as vice president at MSNBC in charge of all live news programming. He was also Vice President & News Director of NBC's owned and operated station in Miami, WTVJ and got his start in television as a producer at Univision's owned and operated station in New York, WXTV. In addition to his executive work, Escobar has served as a mentor, teaching several classes as a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Escobar earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is a graduate of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University.

Join Sinclair Broadcast Group as they explain what sets them apart from other news organizations, especially when it comes to multiplatform storytelling and investigative journalism.

This webinar will cover on-camera and off-camera newsgathering opportunities at Sinclair Broadcast Group and will also tell us how we are planning to be among the recruiters at the 2023 NAHJ conference in Miami!

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM ET



Kevin Olivas
News Recruiting Manager
Sinclair Broadcast Group


Shauna P. Ziegler,

News Director
Diana Castillo,(LinkedIn)
News Director
Siouxland NewsCBS| FOX – Sioux City




Want to learn more about the newsroom environment at POLITICO? Join John Yearwood and Jackie Ramsay in a conversation about POLITICO's work culture and what opportunities are available.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST



John Yearwood 
Editorial Director for Diversity & Culture

Jackie Ramsay (LinkedIn)
Talent Acquisition Partner

Report for America (RFA) helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by sending early-career and mid-to-late-career reporters and photographers to newsrooms throughout the country. As an RFA Corps Member Journalist, you’ll be a part of a movement to strengthen communities— and our democracy—through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless, and smart.

The deadline to apply is January 30. You can find more about the 2023-2024 RFA application process here.

Join Earl Johnson, Vice President of Recruitment, and Tim Lampley, Recruitment Manager, with Report for America, for a conversation about Report For America’s beat options, corps culture, and the application process.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 24 at 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST

Earl Johnson
Earl Johnson is Report for America's Vice President of Recruitment and Alumni Engagement. Johnson has over three decades of experience overseeing complex higher education operations in enrollment management and student services.

Tim Lampley (LinkedIn)
Tim Lampley is Report for America's recruitment manager. Lampley has more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning writer, producer, and reporter.

We hope to see you soon virtually! If you have any questions or would like your newsroom to participate in the series don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We hope to see you soon virtually! 

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