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Editorial Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Nation, America's oldest weekly magazine and the progressive digital media company, is seeking a part-time (8-16 hours per week), temporary Editorial Coordinator (from approximately September 2014-October 2015). The Nation will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2015 and will roll out an ambitious set of digital content offerings commemorating our history, and looking towards the future, throughout the year. The Editorial Coordinator will manage the development, production, and implementation of The Nation's 150th anniversary digital content plan. He or she will be responsible for working with the Special Assistant to the Publisher to create editorial content for a variety of digital products, and with the Digital Products Manager to develop the accompanying technology. The Editorial Coordinator will work closely with the 150th Digital Products Committee and be supervised by the Senior Editor at TheNation.com.

While the work hours can be somewhat flexible, the Editorial Coordinator must be available for regular meetings during business hours (10am-6pm Monday-Friday). Our office is located in New York City. Telecommute is negotiable for the right candidate.

  Qualifications

  • 2 years of editorial experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • An understanding of digital audience development
  • Commitment to The Nation's mission and progressive politics
  • A passion for elevating the history of America's flagship progressive magazine and an interest in building products that focus on historical and archival content while actively tying them to current and future progressive issues
  • Basic HTML skills
  • A collegial and collaborative approach
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Highly detail-oriented, energetic, and organized
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than August 18, 2014, to: editorialcoordinator@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.

Director, Leadership Giving

The Nation, America's oldest weekly magazine and progressive digital media company, is seeking an experienced development professional to run our large donor fundraising. The Leadership Giving Director will have bottom-line responsibility for managing and growing a large gift donor base of 150+ individuals at the $5000+ level. Successful candidate will have proven track record of recruiting, renewing, and increasing large donor commitments, preferably in the public media or political campaign sector (though other experience will be considered).

The Nation will celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2015 – the next 18+ months present a unique opportunity to secure funding that supports our singular mission in progressive journalism and creates a strong foundation for the coming decades.

The position reports to the President and manages a small support staff (1-2 FTEs).  This is a full-time exempt position working out of our downtown NYC offices; some telecommuting will be considered for the right candidate.

The Director will lead our large donor fundraising efforts, working with the President and the Editor/Publisher to craft strategic initiatives and a compelling case for giving that reflects The Nation's history and mission. We're looking for an entrepreneurial, personable, and creative thinker with a passion for progressive values and a demonstrated interest in politics and culture.  We seek a leader able to connect our timely mission with our passionate audience to build a donor base truly committed to public-minded, independent journalism.

Candidate must have 7+ years of successful fundraising management experience with a focus on gifts of $1000 and above and demonstrated success at securing individual donations of $50,000+.

Job Summary

Responsibilities include maintaining relationships with current large donors, recruiting new donors, building planned giving program, and developing plan for large donor fundraising events centered on our 150th anniversary as well as budgeting and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop, and execute strategy to grow large donor program, setting and meeting annual goals
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings with supporters to build strong mutual relationships, including monthly travel as needed
  • Research and identify new leadership gift prospects
  • Create detailed cultivation and solicitation plans for the top 50 donor prospects annually
  • Plan and organize events for high-level donors to showcase Nation writers, Nation content, and The Nation's mission
  • Build compelling case for giving for high donors centered around the 150th anniversary
  • Annual budgeting and reforecasting; monthly revenue and expense reviews
  • Create best-practices planned giving options and secure legacy commitments from large donors
  • Collaborate with other departments (business and editorial) to ensure continuity of messaging/mission
  • Write compelling donor solicitations and follow-up materials as needed
  • Ensure excellent customer service and VIP treatment for all large donors with prompt communication and speedy resolution of any issues
  • Track and record all research, plans and interactions with major donors
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Criteria

  • Commitment to and passion for The Nation's mission and for progressive politics, including thorough understanding of The Nation's history and values.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate, lead, motivate, inspire and manage performance of an autonomous department
  • Requires exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).  Effectively communicate  to both internal and external business and editorial stakeholders
  • Proven ability to cultivate and close major and deferred gift commitments
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Highly detail-oriented, energetic, and organized
  • Ability to personally connect with donors and to communicate mission with intelligence, enthusiasm and passion.
  • Immersed in the fundraising community and on top of industry trends, challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to relate to progressive audiences, tell compelling stories and persuade others

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of successful large donor fundraising experience
  • 2+ years of department management experience with bottom line responsibility
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • Knowledge of and experience with Raisers Edge/Blackbaud or equivalent program

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements no later than June 25, 2014 to:  leadershipgiving@thenation.com

No phone calls, recruiters or postal mail, please.