Business and Sustainability Specialist for Community Media

Internews Network, Inc

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

Create and maintain a working methodology of business sustainability best practices to share with US based partners

Work with Listening Post Collective partners one-on-one, to help them experiment with a range of revenue generating models including grants, membership, coops, events, product development, subscriptions, and crowdfunding

Collaborate with Internews staff to share best practices and encourage learning across teams

Keep up to date on leading research, case studies and best practices for business sustainability models supporting independent media in the US

Develop strategies and case studies for building community supported business sustainability plans for local media

Support the overall planning and strategic development for the Listening Post Collective and other US Programs.

Understand and expertly articulate Listening Post Collective’s mission, vision and funding priorities to donors and funders

Identify and cultivate funding prospects and other strategic partnerships

Drive the Listening Post Collective marketing and external engagement plan including branding, design, and placement

Support US programs grant writing including concept notes and formal applications

Collaborate with Development and Communications staff at Internews to identify opportunities and areas of collaboration

Qualifications

Experience creating successful business sustainability models for community media

Successful grant writing experience

Connected to US media and community development funder spaces

Business education OR equivalent professional experience

Experience working in and with under-represented communities

Experience working with start-up business and organizations

Experience working with underserved communities

Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening

Marketing and branding experience an asset

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