Vice President, Communications and Marketing

New York, NY

The Role

NewsGuard is looking for a marketing and communications leader to build widespread awareness of our work combating misinformation and create demand for the solutions we offer to news consumers, technology platforms, AI companies, and democracies worldwide.

NewsGuard’s team of journalists provides trust ratings for 35,000 news and information sources based on nonpartisan journalistic criteria and machine-readable “Misinformation Fingerprints” for tracking false claims spreading online. Our data and reporting provides consumers with better context on the news they encounter online through a news-literacy browser extension and our public newsletter, Reality Check. We also license our data to major technology platforms, advertising companies, AI companies, and others seeking to protect against misinformation targeting their users.

Reporting directly to NewsGuard’s co-CEOs and working closely with the business development team and executive team, the Vice President for Communications and Marketing will seek to elevate NewsGuard’s brand awareness among the general public and decision makers in the key industries we serve.

The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter who thinks big and moves quickly, believes in NewsGuard’s mission, and excels in an entrepreneurial culture and environment. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to execute ambitious marketing and communications initiatives in B2B and B2C contexts.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Owning NewsGuard’s global communications and marketing function and strategy
  • Envisioning, planning, and executing ambitious profile-raising activities that achieve our growth and business development goals—including earned media, paid media, events, stakeholder engagement, and more
  • Collaborating with the business development team to develop integrated marketing plans that support product launches, and sales initiatives.
  • Creating joint marketing and PR opportunities with NewsGuard’s growing roster of global clients
  • Ensuring NewsGuard’s brand collateral, including marketing materials, company blog posts, press releases, etc., is produced at a high level


  • Career experience that demonstrates your ability to lead, develop, and implement strategic communication and marketing activities that deliver tangible results
  • A demonstrated passion for journalism and/or mission-driven work around countering misinformation
  • An ambitious and entrepreneurial mindset and approach to your work
  • Experience working in a high-growth startup environment
  • Deep understanding of B2B marketing and experience in digital media industry is a plus


  • USD $90,000-$160,000 dependent on experience, plus stock options

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About NewsGuard

Launched in March 2018 by media entrepreneur and award-winning journalist Steven Brill and former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, NewsGuard provides credibility ratings and detailed “Nutrition Labels” for thousands of news and information websites. NewsGuard rates all the news and information websites that account for 95% of online engagement across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand. 

NewsGuard products include NewsGuard for Advertising, which helps marketers concerned about their brand safety, and the Misinformation Fingerprints catalog of top hoaxes. In 2022, NewsGuard began rating television news and information programs and networks using criteria similar to those used to score websites but adapted for the video medium. NewsGuard’s TV ratings are the first to go beyond its initial ratings of websites. Ratings for news and information podcasts will also be available for licensing in 2023.

NewsGuard’s ratings are conducted by trained journalists using apolitical criteria of journalistic practice.

NewsGuard’s ratings and Nutrition Labels are licensed by browsers, news aggregators, education companies, and social media and search platforms to make NewsGuard’s information about news websites available to their users. Consumers can also access NewsGuard’s website ratings by purchasing a subscription to NewsGuard, which costs $4.95/month, €4.95/month, or £4.95/month, and includes access to NewsGuard’s browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox and its mobile app for iOS and Android. The extension is available for free on Microsoft’s Edge browser through a license agreement with Microsoft. Hundreds of public libraries globally receive free access to use NewsGuard’s browser extension on their public-access computers to give their patrons more context for the news they encounter online. For more information, including to download the browser extension and review the ratings process, visit