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Chief Revenue Officer, VTDigger

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VTDigger.org


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Published 7 days ago

July 15, 2020
Up to $100,000

About VTDigger

VTDigger is a nationally-recognized, born-digital nonprofit news organization. We are

known for our award-winning investigative reporting and nitty-gritty approach to local

and state news.


At a time when the commercial local news industry is failing, VTDigger is one of a

handful of nonprofit news organizations that has developed a model of sustainable

funding for local journalism. The organization has grown quickly in just a decade,

becoming the go-to source of news for the state of Vermont. For more about how

VTDigger has become the largest news operation in Vermont, click here.

Fast facts : We have 700,000 unique readers a month on average, 23 employees, and

a budget of $2 million a year. For more information, go to our About Page.


Organizational impact : VTDigger's daily readership has increased 2.5 times during the

Covid-19 crisis, averaging 1 million unique readers a month since March. Vermont has

a population of 626,000.


Your job

We are seeking an entrepreneurial leader who can leverage VTDigger's large local

readership to advance our business team's already successful fundraising efforts,

including major giving, membership, underwriting, events and e-commerce.

Thanks to support from a major grantor, the CRO position has a two-year ramp to:

  • Increase our overall annual operating revenues, from $2 million to $3 million a
  • year by January 2023;
  • Develop a marketing and digital strategy that makes the most of our avid reader
  • base and puts VTDigger ahead of our competitors;
  • Build a stronger data-driven strategy for readership, underwriting, philanthropy, membership, events and e-commerce.


Qualified candidates may come from a variety of industries. Ideal candidates will have

some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • A proven track record to show that they have the digital and analytical skills to turn readers into supporters and businesses into advertisers
  • Experience overseeing underwriting or advertising sales
  • Experience managing membership or development teams


This role is a fit if…

  • You're a news junkie who cares about the future of civic journalism in the U.S.
  • You are the most digitally savvy person you know.
  • Team building is second nature and you enjoy the people you work with.
  • You have a customer service mentality, and marketing and sales come naturally.
  • You enjoy using spreadsheets and data to tell a story.
  • You are a highly organized systems thinker.


Your team

We’re excited for a visionary leader who can mentor a mission-driven revenue team.

  • You report to Executive Director Anne Galloway
  • You will manage four members of the Revenue team: Development Director, Membership Coordinator, Sales Associate, Communications Manager


Your life

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Start date: July/August 2020

Compensation: $100,000

Montpelier is a charming New England town located in Central Vermont near world

class alpine and nordic ski areas, hiking trails, lakes and rivers. The region has

excellent schools, several local bookstores, many coffee and pastry shops, dozens of

maple sugar operations and the ability to live in an intimate beautiful state capitol with

an arts college just up the hill.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please complete the online application. Submit by 11:59

EST July 15.

About VTDigger

VTDigger is a nationally-recognized, born-digital nonprofit news organization. We are

known for our award-winning investigative reporting and nitty-gritty approach to local

and state news.


At a time when the commercial…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete the online application. Submit by 11:59 EST on July 15. 

To apply for this position, please complete the online application. Submit by 11:59 EST on July 15. 

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Montpelier, VT

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