Location: Headquarters are in Los Angeles; Los Angeles preferred
Job Type: Freelance 20 hours/week
Compensation: $30-$40 an hour, depending on experience
Seeking an experienced community builder and editor who will implement a coordinated digital fundraising plan that includes expanding our online giving program and donor engagement, and who will maintain and grow Ms.’ thriving online community. This position is part of a collaborative team working across the organization’s platforms—print, online, podcast, social media. It’s a casual work environment but we understand deadlines and how to get things done.
Cofounded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for nearly 50 years. Our time-honored traditions, emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political and cultural analysis, have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research, and strategies for fighting back and moving forward—for shaping the future.
Duties and Responsibilities
NEWSLETTERS and PUBLICITY
+ Write, design, and send Today at Ms., Weekly Digest and Politics email newsletters and track analytics; develop new newsletters and strategies for building community
+ Write, design, and send press releases and email announcements for each print issue of Ms. and for Ms. Classroom
+ Write, design, schedule and send promotional emails for community engagement events
+ Work with social media editor to create and share social media promotional content for events
+ Develop and implement digital fundraising programs including email newsletters, email acquisition, online content monetization, and digital fundraising via website, email, mobile, and social media
+ Manage engagement and cultivation of leads acquired through online fundraising and create ways to foster higher giving levels
+ Assist in email marketing to expand recurring gift program (monthly sustainers) and other online donor acquisition efforts
+ Create digital fundraising and membership procedures to ensure digital donors receive membership benefits and structured, appropriate online and digital giving opportunities
+ Evaluate and report on project accomplishments and budgets, analyze data, and make recommendations
+ Improve response rates and increase online member engagement and donor retention
+ Assist with other online and offline fundraising efforts, including writing and sending promotional emails and creating events pages on the website
+ College degree in marketing, journalism, communications, political science/women’s studies or related field
+ 5 years of experience in digital fundraising/marketing, at least 2 of those years at a nonprofit
+ Strong knowledge of current fundraising trends, as well as social media, mobile, and digital acquisition trends
+ A work history that shows a progressively challenging work experience and a pattern of success
+ Strong and proven ability to communicate effectively and tactfully online
+ Strong writing skills and proven organizational skills, with good attention to detail
+ Ability to meet deadlines, under pressure, and to work independently and remotely in a fashion that maintains strong and open lines of communication with supervisor and colleagues
+ Experience with EveryAction or a similar CRM system (MailChimp, Salsa)
+ Familiarity with WordPress
+ Graphic design and video editing experience is a plus
Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, two professional references, and two writing samples to email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ms. magazine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.