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Employment History


  • master's degree
    Professional Advancement
  • master's degree , leadership and liberal studies
    Duquesne University
  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    University of Wisconsin
  • Masters degree , Leadership and Liberal Studies
    Duquesne University
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Management | Rideau, 14 Jan 2016 [cached]
Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know
What are the Top 5 Challenges for Bosses?
On the next episode of Real Recognition Radio, Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown speak with Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.
Jill was among the country's first women to lead a major market TV newsroom when she became news director of WITI-TV in Milwaukee in 1978, at the age of 27. Joining the faculty of the Poynter Institute, she now heads the leadership and management programs.
Poynter Online - SuperVision [cached]
Jill Geisler
Practical advice for managers & tools for leaders from Poynter's Jill Geisler
Jill Geisler heads Poynter's Leadership and Management Group. She works with managers at every level of print, broadcast and online news organizations, helping them become more effective leaders.
Jill Geisler, head of Poynter's Leadership and Management group, understands leading through uncertainty. While she was in management at her television station, it went through five changes of ownership.
Posted by Jill Geisler 4:24 PM
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Leadership & Management Group Leader Leadership & Management, Broadcast, Newsroom Culture, Leading Through Change, Ethics & Diversity
Jill Geisler joined the Poynter Institute in 1998 after a 25-year career in broadcast journalism. She was the country's first female news director of a major market network affiliate, and built an award-winning newsroom culture at WITI in Milwaukee, her home town. Hers was a teaching newsroom, where coaching and collaboration were as important as ethics and enterprise.
Today, as head of the Poynter Institute's Leadership and Management group, she is responsible for the Institute's seminars for print, broadcast and online managers. She brings humanity, humor and a passion for journalism to the thousands of aspiring and accomplished leaders she teaches.
Jill is the author of numerous articles on journalism leadership issues and the book, "Leadership: At the Head of the Class. She developed Poynter's weekly online "Leading Lines" column, serving thousands of subscribers. She has led programs for the Knight and Nieman Fellows, minority journalism organizations, the Radio-TV News Directors Association, Public Radio News Directors, and the International Women's Media Foundation. She teaches and consults in news organizations, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Oregonian, along with an array of television stations and station groups in the U.S. and abroad.
Jill was the University of Wisconsin Journalism School's 1972 "Outstanding Journalism Graduate," and recipient of its 2004 Distinguished Service in Journalism award. She earned a Masters degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University in 2004.
Jill commutes from Wisconsin to Poynter, a trip that is especially enjoyable in the winter.
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Our People | Poynter, 26 Aug 2015 [cached]
Jill Geisler
Jill Geisler
People, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
Jill Geisler, Poynter Institute
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