Selection Criteria for Vice President and Board Members

Selection Criteria for Vice President and Board Members as defined by the WAN-IFRA Nominating Committee

VICE PRESIDENT

The vice president shall:

  • Be in activity with an experience as a senior executive of a WAN-IFRA member publishing company, demonstrating strong integrity and sense of collective action;
  • Be responsible for advising the CEO on the strategy and long-term objectives of WAN-IFRA;
  • Have a role in assuring that the organisation is delivering membership value and have a role in keeping the membership aware of the benefits of membership in WAN-IFRA;
  • Be willing to become President of WAN-IFRA. The first vice president is, in principle, first in the line of succession to President;
  • Serve as champion for the organisation, leveraging their individual spheres of influence to enhance the public image and impact of WAN-IFRA;
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills and a capacity to inspire, motivate and develop the organisation;
  • Have political impact, possess real political influence and a strong international network;
  • Have experience from working in an international company or organisation.

BOARD MEMBERS

Board members shall:

  • Adhere to the mission, vision, and values of WAN-IFRA;
  • Be strong leaders and astute business executives. Active news media executive with an experience as a senior executive of WAN-IFRA member publishing company;
  • Be proactive and engaged: Board members are expected to advocate for WAN-IFRA, have a purpose of loyalty, of care of the organisation, and represent the larger group of constituents involved in the organisation;
  • Serve as champions for the organisation, leveraging their individual spheres of influence to enhance the public image, gain resources for the non-profit and have a greater impact on those they serve;
  • Hold the responsibility for ensuring an organisation is fiscally sound and adequate resources are available to carry out the mission and vision;
  • Shall dedicate personal time to spend onboard work, and attend the Board meetings at least once a year.

Update, April 2018