Outgoing executive director Michael Tune, who is leaving to pursue new professional interests, will continue in his role through April 12.

“We appreciate all that Michael has done for our organization. His vision for NLGJA and his thoughtful approach to association work have set us on an excellent path,” said NLGJA President Jen Christensen.

“I am incredibly grateful to the board and membership for giving me the opportunity to support NLGJA’s mission of promoting fair and accurate coverage of LGBT communities and issues,” said Tune, “and I look forward to hearing about the good work NLGJA will accomplish in the years ahead.”

Until the selection is made, Christensen, the board and staff will take on the duties of the executive director.

The NLGJA executive director is responsible for the effectiveness of all the organization's operations, including financial management, fundraising, membership development, program development and communications. The ideal candidate will have 5 years or more experience managing a non-profit association with knowledge of the media industry and LGBT community.

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014. For more information or to apply, please see www.nlgja.org/opportunities/executive-director.