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ProPublica Is Seeking a Director of Business Development

ProPublica is seeking a Director of Business Development who will work to enhance the organization’s effectiveness and sustainability.

The director will report to the president of ProPublica and work closely with both the organization’s editorial and business leadership.

Responsibilities include: analyzing, creating and leading efforts to generate new earned revenues and small-dollar donations for ProPublica, as well as ways to extend the organization’s reach and its ability to generate impact from its work; sustaining existing business partnerships and forging new ones, including new types of arrangements not only with news organizations but also other players who can help ProPublica achieve its mission; leading research efforts to better understand ProPublica’s work and business; playing a key role in shaping ProPublica’s evolving organizational strategyas its adapts to a shifting news environment and continues to lead the way in investigative journalism.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong understanding of news and the news business, including the various forces shaping and changing it today, and a comfort with adapting to such changes, and taking advantage of them to help a digital publisher grow and thrive.
  • A deep commitment to the value of a free and inquisitive press in democratic governance, and an understanding of the key role in this played by investigative reporting.
  • A creative, entrepreneurial spirit with high energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.
  • A probing analytic mind and capacity as a versatile communicator, able to craft effective oral and written presentations to a wide range of internal and external audiences.

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. In 2010, it was the first online news organization to win a Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, ProPublica won its second Pulitzer, the first ever awarded to a body of work that did not appear in print. In 2014, ProPublica received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. ProPublica is supported primarily by philanthropy and offers its articles for republication, both through its website and directly to leading news organizations selected for maximum impact.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply. The position is full time with comprehensive benefits. Salary is competitive. Send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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