RTDNA 2020 Elections


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2021 Open Seats
  • Chair-elect (3-year term: 1 as chair-elect, 1 as association chair, 1 as foundation chair)
  • Director-at-large: two seats
  • Region 1 Director (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)
  • Region 2 Director (California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada)
  • Region 7 Director (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
  • Region 8 Director (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia)
  • Region 11 Director (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
  • Region 12 Director (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC)
Those interested in being considered for the Board of Directors should possess a number of desired attributes:
  • Commitment to participate in at least 3-4 board meetings per year. RTDNA/F board members are also asked to provide financial support to a variety of special events and/or campaigns in conjunction with annual giving to support the organization.
  • Recognized leader in the journalism community. Experience of service to the organization - committee or task force involvement, engaged with the organization on social media, speaker or trainer, etc. - is a plus.
  • Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion where needed.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability to innovate within their own sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to: incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneur spirit.
In order to be eligible for specific Board of Director positions, you must meet certain qualifications:
  • Chair-elect: Be an active member of the association in good standing, including TV News Director/Manager, Radio News Director/Manager, TV News Staff, Radio News Staff, Online and Emerging Media News Professional, New Professional, Educator, Life or Retired, and have served on the Board of Directors for at least one year.
  • Director at Large and Regional Director: Be active members in good standing, including TV News Director/Manager, Radio News Director/Manager, TV News Staff, Radio News Staff, Online and Emerging Media News Professional, New Professional, Educator, Life or Retired for at least one year. Candidates for or holder of the office of regional director must have a primary residence and be employed within a DMA in that region. Candidates for or holder of the office of RTDNA Canada/International Director must be employed outside the United States.
Election Timeline
  • July 20: Begin collecting candidates' public statements and headshots
  • August 19: First candidate campaign message due
  • August 25: 30 days of online voting begins
  • August 30: Second candidate campaign message due
  • September 13: Third candidate campaign message due
  • September 23: Opening Membership Meeting at RTDNA21; all candidates have the opportunity to address the membership (5-minutes for Chair-elect, 2-minutes for Directors)
  • September 24: Voting ends (1 p.m. MST); candidates are notified of election results; results are publicly announced at Closing Membership Meeting
  • September 25: Newly elected board members attend post-RTDNA21 board meeting
More information about RTDNA volunteer leadership:
What makes a good board member

Board Roles and Reponsibilities
 
If you are interested in being considered for RTDNA leadership and volunteer opportunities, let us know here: