Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0001
Title Director,Development for Public Service Journalism
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule M-F, some eves & weekends
Description The Seattle Times is looking for a Director of Development for Public Service Journalism. The director will develop and expand funding for journalism initiatives, building on our track record with Education Lab, Homeless Youth and other independently funded projects that deepen coverage and conversation about urgent issues of public importance to our region.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter comfortable working in a new fertile, developing area. This person can identify opportunities, see the connections that need to be made across multiple departments and bring people together to seize on these opportunities.

Success in this position depends on the candidate’s ability to identify and capitalize on rising public issues, innovation in media and emerging trends in social good, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

This person reports to the VP Innovation, Product and Development. There is a dotted line relationship to Seattle Times Executive Editor and Editorial Page Editor.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Cultivate new and existing relationships with funders from philanthropic and business community, partners and donors
•Develop collateral to support development work
•Ensure execution of obligations associated with funded projects and ensure that projects stay on budget and on time
•Produce quarterly reports to partners and funders on initiatives and organize quarterly funder meetings
•Write grants and sponsorship proposals
•Play an integral part in developing strategy for journalism development work
•Evangelize the journalism initiatives work to the community and to the news industry
Requirements Skill Requirements:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment across departments
Understanding of public-service journalism and experience working with journalists
Familiarity with emerging trends in digital journalism, social media, community engagement and impact measurement and evaluation
At ease with web analytics (Google Analytics), CRM software (Salesforce), and MS Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
Attention to detail
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field
Experience: 5 years’ in successful fund development with a developed network of contacts; 2 years’ grant writing
Travel: The job requires some travel. Candidates should have a valid drivers’ license.

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