Right now we are actively looking for a Director of Business Development.
Details are below.
From time to time we do have openings for full-time staff, both for editors and reporters. Sometimes we have specific projects we commission from contributors and freelancers. We have an internship program that operates on an as-needed basis, and we are open to pitches, especially if they are well researched and crafted.
If you are interested in working for us or with us, the best thing to do is to send us a CV, writing samples and references. Let us know who you are, what you've done, and what you are interested in doing. The more specific the better.
Thanks for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.
InsideClimate News is looking for a director of business development to join our team and help bring our award-winning news operation to full scale. The ideal candidate will have 7-9 years experience, a demonstrated track record of success and be a self-starter with a passion for public interest journalism.
The director of business development will report directly to the publisher, who is responsible for fundraising, which is currently the source of almost 100% of ICN's budget. The director's job is to develop additional sources of revenue and work closely with the publisher to establish a more diversified, sustainable financial model for the organization. He/she will prioritize opportunities and pursue the most promising options.
This is a key position at an important time for a small, six-year-old organization that this year won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. The selection process for this exciting opportunity will be thorough, competitive and rigorous.
- 7-9 years experience in business development, marketing and sales including:
- Corporate sponsorships
- Reader/member campaigns
- Special events
- Paid Products
- Track record of success with audience engagement and development
- Facility with testing, metrics and analysis
- Digital, social media and SEO expertise
- Superlative people skills and collaborative nature
- Understanding of accountability journalism and climate & energy issues a plus.
- Experience with non-profit or mission-driven organizations another plus.
Please become familiar with the work we do and explain in a thoughtful cover letter why you are the right person to help us develop a sustainable business model for our enterprise. Also send us your résumé, three references,and salary history/ expectations. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send applications to david(dot)sassoon(at)insideclimatenews(dot)org.
We cannot acknowledge or respond to applications. Rest assured we will scrutinize all applications carefully, and reach out to promising applicants. Please refrain from sending follow-up emails or calling.