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The Philadelphia Citizen is a nonprofit civic media organization that combines solutions-oriented journalism & thought-provoking events with specific tools for civic action.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Managing Director

Overview

The managing director will work closely with the co-executive directors to strategically guide organizational growth through development and management of a diverse set of revenue streams.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and further develop The Citizen’s current primary earned and contributed revenue generation streams: event sponsorship sales and foundation/donor gifts
  • Work with co-executive directors, board members, and senior staff to develop and implement secondary revenue generation streams: membership, underwriting/advertising, and major gifts
  • Work closely with event/sales manager to optimize event/sales strategy and execution of roughly three to four quarterly events, and one annual signature event (December)
  • Own and develop execution of grant proposals, reports and donor communications with a long-term, relationship-building approach
  • Work with staff to develop and pilot innovative products (such as new newsletters, text campaigns, community pop-ups) as new ways to engage our audience (both online and offline)
  • Manage relevant operations and systems related to organization: Includes working with contracted accounting associate (YPTC) to oversee payroll (paychex), bill processing (bill.com), donor/customer management database (Kindful)
  • Work with co-executive directors to manage board communication and development


Primary Qualifications

  • Mission-driven entrepreneurship mindset
  • Proven track record of achieving financial/business development goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with donor/customer databases and ability to use data for analysis
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management
  • Familiarity with publishing/media is preferred
  • Previous experience managing direct reports is preferred but not required

Anticipated salary range of $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience and qualifications.

Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Desired start date March 16th.

Freelance Writers

The Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit news site that produces solutions-based journalism with an eye to ignite civic engagement, is looking for experienced Philadelphia-based writers who are critical thinkers, with a passion for telling stories that are civic-minded; problem-solving; contextual; and smart.

Please send brief cover letter and links or PDFs to articles or relevant work to [email protected].

Summer 2020 Internships

Internship positions are available in every department for summer 2020. All positions offer the opportunity to help shape a publication whose mission goes well beyond journalism: to make Philadelphia better by giving Philadelphians the tools and inspiration to become more civically-engaged. Having a small, dedicated staff means interns can contribute well beyond just their job descriptions, gaining experience in journalism, nonprofits, startups and civic engagement. If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter and clips to [email protected], subject line: “Summer Internship with The Philadelphia Citizen.” We’ll begin the hiring process around the first of April.

Editorial Interns/Social Media Interns

  • Help with the research and writing of articles for The Citizen, with opportunities to contribute articles on a variety of topics related to Philadelphia
  • Take on various tasks related to content on the website — this could be a special project, ongoing Do Something posts, or web maintenance
  • Have a voice in how stories are presented on the site, with the opportunity to weigh in on editorial decisions and share suggestions
  • Help as needed at events as volunteers and representatives of The Citizen
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)


Civic Impact, Events & Programming Interns

  • Help plan and assist at Citizen civic impact events over the course of their time at The Citizen
  • Help develop new partnerships with community organizations and key influencers
  • Identify events and promotional opportunities throughout the city
  • Help the Director of Civic Impact develop tools to measure The Citizen’s impact in Philadelphia
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)


Development Interns

  • Assist with donor stewardship mailings and other mail merge projects
  • Assist with grant research and drafting proposals
  • Design email membership renewal/appeals
  • Database maintenance, list tracking, prospect research, and grant research as needed
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)
  • Other tasks as requested.
  • Familiarity with CRM database preferred


Podcast & Multimedia Interns

  • Record, edit, and produce weekly audio stories for the website
  • Help develop a strategic podcasting and multimedia plan with Citizen staff
  • Assist Managing Editor and Assistant Editor conduct photograph and video work for stories
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

The Philadelphia Citizen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Philadelphia Citizen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Philadelphia Citizen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Philadelphia Citizen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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