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Development Associate - Fundraising

The Nation, the progressive weekly magazine and digital media company, is seeking self-directed, detail-oriented and energetic fundraiser to assist in management of development business operations and donor stewardship as we prepare to celebrate our historic 150thth anniversary in 2015, with a focus on large donors and planned giving.

Reporting to the Associate Publisher, Leadership Giving, the Development Associate will work to raise unrestricted revenue by assisting with the production of written appeals, targeted emails, cultivation and stewardship materials, and assist with planned giving efforts. You will have a key responsibility of maintaining Raiser’s Edge with precision and timeliness, including data entry and pulling reports. Other primary responsibilities include processing and tracking donations and acknowledgements, and managing the technology and mail/email invitation process and responses for events. You will act as The Nation's primary liaison prepping highly personalized materials for donors in-house and through a printer/mail house. Hands-on experience (preferably 2 years minimum) working with Raiser’s Edge is required. Potential exists to work with the Associate Publisher on one-on-one donor contact with large gifts and planned giving donors. This is a full-time exempt position working out of our downtown NYC offices.

We seek a sharp, detail-oriented person who wishes to gain practical development experience, mainly in business operations and database management to start, with the potential to interact directly with donors. Personality and collegiality in addition to process skills are important, and a demonstrated interest in progressive politics and culture helpful. We seek a fundraiser able to manage the communication stream with our passionate audience of individuals committed to public-minded, independent journalism.

Candidate must have 2+ years of successful development and relevant database experience.

 Responsibilities:

  • Management of Major and Planned Giving cultivation and soliciation campaigns in digital and print.
  • Supervision of accurate, timely, and best-practice database management and reporting.
  • Collaborate with other departments (business and editorial) to ensure continuity of messaging/mission
  • Work with Associate Publisher, Leadership Giving, to create and circulate compelling cultivation and stewardship materials for large donors and planned giving.
  • Customer service by telephone and email with Nation donors and supporters.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Criteria:

  • Commitment to and passion for The Nation's mission and for progressive politics is helpful
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written), able to communicate to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Interest and ability to follow industry trends, challenges and opportunities

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years minimum of fundraising and Raiser’s Edge database management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

Please submit a cover letter (including where you found our post plus any salary requirements) and resume no later than December 15, 2014 to: devjob@thenation.com

The Nation Co. LP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

No phone calls, recruiters or postal mail please.

 

Circulation/Audience Development Manager

The Nation, a prestigious subscription-driven publication that will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2015, seeks a self-directed, experienced circulation manager to handle all facets of marketing and fulfillment of our weekly print magazine and associated digital products.

As a senior level manager, you will report to the associate publisher and work to increase subscription acquisitions through all marketing channels (primarily direct mail but also including TV, web, email, inserts, telemarketing, etc), You will supervise the fulfillment manager in creating  print orders, billing & renewal management, master scheduling, management reports, and as The Nation's  liaison w/ fulfillment services, printer, newsstand distributor, subscription agents, USPS and other outside vendors. Hands-on experience working with the major fulfillment service bureaus is required.

This is a full-time exempt position working out of our downtown NYC offices; some telecommuting will be considered for the right candidate.

We're looking for an entrepreneurial, personable, and creative thinker with a proven track record in circulation and audience development. A demonstrated interest in progressive politics and culture helpful.  We seek an accomplished marketer able to connect our timely mission with a passionate audience to build a subscriber base truly committed to public-minded, independent journalism.

Candidate must have 5+ years of successful circulation and audience development experience in offline and online subscription marketing and management.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Management of subscription campaigns across all acquisition channels - digital, print and other media.
  • Supervision of Fulfillment Manager and all fulfillment functions
  • Work with Associate Publisher to organize annual budgeting and reforecasting; monthly revenue and expense reviews
  • Create and maintain best-practices in subscription marketing and digital user experience
  • Collaborate with other departments (business and editorial) to ensure continuity of messaging/mission
  • Work with Associate Publisher and outside writers and designer to create compelling circulation materials and follow-up materials as needed
  • Help Fulfillment Manager ensure excellent customer service and end user experience for all Nation subscribers on every platform
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Criteria:

  • Commitment to and passion for The Nation's mission and for progressive politics is helpful
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate
  • Requires exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).  Effectively communicate to both internal and external business and editorial stakeholders
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Highly detail-oriented, energetic, and organized
  • Immersed in the circulation and audience development community and on top of industry trends, challenges and opportunities

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of successful magazine circulation and audience development management, including print and online titles
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • Knowledge of and experience working with major fulfillment service bureaus

Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than October 31, 2014 to: circjob@thenation.com

The Nation Co. LP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

No phone calls, recruiters or postal mail please.