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Regional Outreach Manager - Remote - work from anywhere in the United States.

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Public News Service
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Boulder, CO

Public News Service


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Published 15 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 18, 2020
$50,000 - $80,000Base +Commission (there is no cap on commission, but if annual revenue targets are met, annual compensation will be $70-$75k.)

Job Summary: Public News Service is growing and seeking a Regional Outreach Manager to increase our reporting capacity by expanding our membership, developing new journalistic partnerships, and seeking new funding opportunities in selected states. Ideally this person is someone who is well connected in the NGO/Nonprofit sector, with at least 2 years of successful fundraising. While our physical office is in Boulder, Colorado, this is a remote position and can be based anywhere in the United States, though location in the Midwest, Colorado, North Carolina, or the West Coast is preferred. Usually, you’ll work business hours M-F, but expect to travel ~25% of time post-COVID. This is a highly self-directed job so a nose for opportunity, flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances, and a vivacious personality are important.

Here is the basic job duty breakdown:

  • Grow PNS membership using organizing and development pipeline techniques to meet annual revenue and growth goals.
  • Represent PNS in a professional manner consistent with our mission and strategic plan, within the organization and at public conferences and gatherings.
  • Present on the Public News Service model in person and virtually. ~10 conversations/week.
  • Create and update outreach and follow up materials with a specific strategy toward recruiting new members.
  • Develop strategies for increasing inbound activity.
  • Develop (and consolidate current) tracking mechanisms to ensure growth.
  • Identify and research new “likely” members and utilize the robust PNS database to implement rigorous outreach and membership recruitment.
  • Assist in prospecting grant opportunities and grant writing process.
  • Support membership team to achieve an 80% renewal rate for existing members.
  • Work with membership team to develop and administer ongoing opportunities for members to engage with PNS and each other outside of the editorial space. (Including value-added member benefits, trainings, webinars, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

We are a small but rapidly growing staff. With a lot of opportunity, flexibility is critical all around. These are qualities we practice:

  • Communicate constructively: Speak up to express your thoughts and ideas directly and honestly, but with respect for others and for the work of the team.
  • Listen actively: Ability to absorb, understand, and consider lots of different ideas and points of view, as well as receive critique gracefully.
  • Share openly and willingly: Be willing to share information, knowledge, and experience. Take the initiative to keep other team members informed.
  • Think creatively and flexibly: Roll with the punches and adapt to ever-changing situations. The natural tendency to say yes, then figure out how to get it done is highly valued.
  • Be team-oriented: Strongly care about your work, the team, and the team's work. Show up every day with this care and commitment up front. Give your best effort and expect other team members to do the same.
  • Look to solve problems: Ability to work together in a solutions-oriented manner to get problems out in the open for discussion, face challenges head on without blame or avoidance, and collaborate to find solutions and form action plans.

Finally, here are the skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Commitment and passion for public interest journalism.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (make sure to tell us why your experience is equivalent).
  •  3-5 years in a development and/or communications role in the nonprofit/advocacy/campaign sector. Minimum 2 years of successful fundraising.
  •  Ability to travel regularly? and reliable transportation.
  • Experience with graphic design and video editing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a significant portfolio of prospective members
  • Competent in data entry and database management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient and trainable in a variety of software programs.
  • Ability to work proactively both collaboratively and independently.
  • Flexibility in working with a diverse group of personalities.
  • Previous exposure or partnership with Public News Service is a plus.


Please use the Idealist application system to send a resume and cover letter. Creative cover letters are important! References will be required at the time of 2nd interview, as well as a basic skills test.


PNS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political ideology, or past experience in the criminal justice system. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. We are strongly committed to building a staff that represents the diversity of communities on which we report.

Job Summary: Public News Service is growing and seeking a Regional Outreach Manager to increase our reporting capacity by expanding our membership, developing new journalistic partnerships, and seeking new funding opportunities in…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Healthcare, Retirement, PTO, etc. after 90 days.

Healthcare, Retirement, PTO, etc. after 90 days.

Location

Boulder, CO

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Creative cover letters are important! References will be required at the time of 2nd interview, as well as a basic skills test. 

Contact Josh Wise, Director of Outreach and Partnerships at jwise@publicnewsservice.org with any questions.

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