Audience Revenue Manager Job Posting

We're Hiring! Apply to our Audience Revenue Manager role

Position Mission and Summary

MISSION: To drive revenue for Grey Matter Media and Matter News by helping grow our audience donor base.

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and project management skills? Are you passionate about nonprofit news holding the powerful accountable? You might be the ideal candidate if you answered yes and can thrive in a startup environment. You will learn from and be supported by news revenue experts, our staff, board, and volunteers to design and implement the framework necessary to take our audience revenue generation efforts to the next level so that we can be a more sustainable nonprofit organization and news source for Columbus.


About Matter News
Matter News is the digital publication of Grey Matter Media (GMM), a startup nonprofit news organization based in and dedicated to Columbus, founded in 2018 by three millennial Columbus women. Our mission is to empower people to be informed community members through innovative, investigative journalism covering the most pressing issues affecting locals. We believe crucial information about our community should be easy to access, so our content is free of charge, investigative, explanatory, and multimedia.


Application Details

The application, linked here, opened November 10th and must be completed by midnight on December 6th. The application asks for your resume, 2 references, and a handful of mostly yes-or-no questions.

What's in it for you:

Eligibility

Read about our hiring priorities and values here.

Job Details

Start Date: Monday, January 10, 2022


Salary: $54,000
Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, vision care (75% covered by us)
Location: Remote in Columbus, Ohio
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours, approximately 5 days per week, flexible schedule
Time Off: 30% of work days each year are paid time off (79 working days)

Overview of Organization and Work Environment

Matter News is the digital publication of Grey Matter Media (GMM), a startup nonprofit news organization based in and dedicated to Columbus and founded in 2018 by three millennial Columbus women. Our mission is to empower people to be informed community members through innovative, investigative journalism covering the most pressing issues affecting locals. We believe crucial information about our community should be easy to access, so our content is free of charge, investigative, explanatory, and multimedia.

We’ve gotten praise from residents and city officials about our contextualized and nuanced development coverage. Since 2020, we’ve also been digging into local policing, including livestreams and articles that have spurred internal investigations into brutality and a lack of accountability within Columbus Division of Police. We invite you to check out meet our team, and view our content at matternews.org.

You will be supervised by and work very closely with cofounder and managing director Cassie Young, who leads GMM’s fundraising, overall financial and administrative operations, board administration, and audience development efforts. Cassie is very invested in your success and has been working hard to create workflows for all facets of our operation to create a smooth onboarding to GMM and your role. Cassie will be there to support you as needed, but is also a hands-off kind of supervisor when appropriate. You will also have the support of cofounder and editor-in-chief Marisa Twigg and our diverse board of 15, plus other volunteers.

This position is mostly funded through a Revenue Generation Fellowship provided by LION Publishers and Facebook. You’ll get training and coaching from news revenue generation experts from LION and News Revenue Hub, so you don't have to know it all, you just have to be willing to learn, operationalize, manage, and execute. You will have a surplus of expertise to draw upon, plus the people we work with at both organizations are fantastically helpful! Note: This position is guaranteed funding for 1.5 years. The goal of the fellowship support is to ensure your success in generating enough revenue to sustain your position permanently.

Deliverables

Do the following:


For the following:

Responsibilities

Role-Based Competencies and Skills

Required:


Desired:
*the ideal candidate possesses at least one of these, but it is not absolutely required.

Culture-Based Competencies

These are culture-based competencies that everyone at our organization is held accountable for.

Questions?

Please reach out to Cassie Young, managing director, at cassie@matternews.org with any questions regarding the application process or position.