Position Description Business Strategist, Listening Post Collective

Internews

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

Are you passionate about helping diverse communities thrive, be heard, and establish their own narrative and path? Do you have experience innovating and creating new revenue models to support impact driven organizations long into the future?

The Listening Post Collective is a community media initiative that supports dozens of startup newsrooms and longstanding reporting outlets committed to listening to and informing their communities. Our partners are at the forefront of envisioning a new future for local journalism. They provide niche news products, reporting, and services for their communities and we are looking for a Business Strategist who can work with us and our partners to spearhead new revenue opportunities and cultivate leading practices around revenue generation for the local journalism industry.

Key responsibilities will include providing sustainability support to our local partners, and leading the Listening Post Collective business plan, including driving marketing and external engagement.

To learn more, please visit: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1197

Qualifications

Required

Experience with building and/or managing diverse revenue streams;
Experience with community engagement;
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
Understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

Preferred

Business education OR equivalent professional experience;
Experience with driving product design and strategy;
Successful grant writing experience;
Experience working with start-up businesses and organizations;
Marketing and branding experience an asset.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and application to our Careers page: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1197

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