The American Journalism Project is seeking a Development Analyst to serve in an essential advancement role at a venture philanthropy dedicated to the growth and sustainability of civic news organizations. The role will support the efforts of our Philanthropy Team to build the American Journalism Project’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. This is an unique opportunity to contribute to the future of local news and support the next generation of civic news leaders.
We believe a trusted source of verified information forms the connective tissue that brings communities together, facilitates collaboration, and is critical for thriving, civically engaged communities. The American Journalism Project aims to catalyze a movement of nonprofit local news enterprises that rallies our country’s next generation of social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and community leaders around this vital cause. We encourage all people who are excited by the mission and the work, regardless of background, to apply.
Who We Are
We’re an entrepreneurial team working to re-shape the future of local news in our country. We’re passionate about journalism, civic engagement, and how local news plays a unique role in shaping our democracy. We help build and grow sustainable local nonprofit news organizations all over the country — through financial investment, venture support, and movement building — that are governed by, sustained by and look like the public they serve.
We are a distributed team and strive to maintain a healthy, fun, and productive workplace, working alongside smart, energetic colleagues who enjoy one another and the work. The Development Analyst will be a member of our Philanthropy Team and report to the Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships. Meet our full team.
Local First: We know that local journalism must serve and be led by local communities. We make a practice of listening to, and making decisions with – not for – those communities, and connecting them to find strength in each other.
Bold Leadership: We understand the severe economic challenge facing local news and thus democracy, and we embrace a sense of possibility with courage, urgency, and perseverance.
Constant Learning: We recognize the unknown in front of us, and therefore we operate with humility, a commitment to continuous improvement, and collaboration.
Commitment to Equity: We commit to creating a better, more diverse, and more inclusive news media that advances human and civil rights. We actively fight against injustice and racism, and that starts with doing the work ourselves.
Integrity: We accept the responsibility of earning trust every day. We operate with honesty, transparency, dignity, and respect, and without allegiance to party, ideology, profit, or power.
You’ll touch nearly every part of the development and fundraising efforts of American Journalism Project and help develop a new story about the essential role of philanthropy in nonprofit news. You’ll play a vital role in supporting local news social entrepreneurs across the country and will lay the groundwork for the future of local news in the U.S.
The Development Analyst will support our fundraising and strategic partnerships, and in this role will help grow the resources available to social entrepreneurs across the U.S. and help build out our fundraising infrastructure. They will play a central role across key areas of our development operations and pipeline management and have the following responsibilities:
Donor qualification and research
Who You Are
This role is a fit if you are…
What background and skills do you have? (We know not all strong candidates will have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!):
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