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Vice President, Development

ProPublica is seeking a vice president, development who will shape and execute a vision to steward and increase the non-profit newsroom’s philanthropic support. Critical focus will be on strengthening existing donor relationships and generating and executing on new major gift prospects necessary for continued diversification and growth. Current ProPublica funding is largely composed of support from high net worth individuals and family foundations, institutional foundations and small-dollar contributions.

The vice president will report to the president of ProPublica and work closely with the organization’s editorial leadership and board of directors.

Responsibilities include: managing a portfolio of major donors, building a prospect pipeline and working with board and top management (president and editor-in-chief) to close; stewardship of and recruitment for Business Advisory Council; planning and staffing of cultivation and fundraising events; and managing a director of development operations whose responsibilities include support for institutional foundation grants, enhancement of donor database, prospect research and execution of small-dollar donor strategy.

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Editorial Experience Designer

ProPublica is seeking a talented, versatile designer to advance the design and UX of our website and editorial projects.

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Education Reporter

ProPublica is looking for a reporter to cover great stories on education in America. Interested? See the full job description for more.

Emerging Reporters Program

ProPublica is offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.

Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica’s reporters and editors. We’ll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

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Assistant Social Editor

ProPublica is seeking an assistant social editor to manage our social media accounts and create original content that amplifies and aids ProPublica’s journalism on social platforms.

The assistant social editor will leverage audience data to grow ProPublica’s presence and readership across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. He or she will also engage journalists and readers in conversations and collaborative experiences that help build our community; experiment with new social tools and help train ProPublica journalists to leverage them effectively for news gathering and engagement purposes; and write/report/create original content that extends the reach of our journalism on social platforms. Interested? See full job description for application details » 

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