Nilima Achwal

NextBillion Needs a New Leader

As most of you are probably already aware, NextBillion has been undergoing some transformative changes. After contributing immensely to NextBillion and guiding its growth over the last five years, Rob Katz of Acumen Fund is stepping down as co-managing editor of NextBillion, and Acumen Fund will be transitioning from its role as a Managing Partner to Associate Partner. Moses Lee has left the William Davidson Institute (WDI) recently and he also stepped down as co-managing editor.

Now, WDI and the World Resource Institute will continue managing the site. Francisco Noguera from the World Resource Institute will stay on board as a co-managing editor, and WDI will hire a new, full-time, managing editor who will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

NextBillion needs a capable leader to foster its growth into a new era. The goal is to make NextBillion the premier spot for BoP coverage around the world. We want to intensify marketing efforts and increase readership. We want to continue facilitating strategic connections between organizations in the BoP sphere. We want to transform our career center into the most comprehensive and accessible resource for those interested in development through enterprise.

The new managing editor must have the capacity to help define NextBillion’s brand image, and design and implement revenue streams to make it sustainable. And, of course, the managing editor will have the privilege of working with the staff writers, stimulating discussion around cutting-edge topics relating to the BoP, editing and publishing staff posts, and contributing to the discussion, if so inspired.

If you are dedicated to the BoP space and have a desire to shape the destiny of NextBillion, take a look at our job posting. We prefer candidates who have experience in developing and managing a complex website with a robust following. Are you up for the challenge? We look forward to hearing from you.