Welcome to our new Local Chair, Jody Godoy of Reuters!
The Guild is pleased to announce that our new Local Chair is Jody Godoy of Reuters. Godoy is a legal reporter at Reuters who has served on the Guild’s Executive Committee since 2018. She previously worked at Law360, where she was a member of the bargaining committee that secured the shop’s first contract.
The nomination period for The NewsGuild of New York's Local Chair closed on December 26 at 11:59 pm. As the nominee ran unopposed, Godoy was elected to the Executive Committee without contest. She will be sworn in as Local Chair at the next Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
The Local Chairperson acts as both the head of the Executive Committee and as the chairperson of the Committee on Finance and Administration. This role helps serve as a liaison on the Executive Committee, working closely with the President and the rest of the elected officials to ensure that the bylaws are being followed, members' concerns are being heard, and the Guild's finances are transparent and accurately reported to the Committee.
Local officers are elected by the entirety of NewsGuild of New York membership every three years, per the Local's bylaws. The six positions — President, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, and Third Vice Chair — along with additional rank-and-file members are elected to serve as and on the Executive Board, the Guild's governing body. These elected officials work together to represent the best interests of members and the Local.
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