The Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization focused on inequality, seeks a Membership Editor to oversee the growth and retention of our individual donor membership through outreach, special engagement opportunities, social media initiatives, newsletter efforts and content curation.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and multi-tasker who is excited about our journalism and mission. Curiosity, an “early adopter” mindset, a metrics-informed intuition about donor and reader growth and an ability to write fundraising appeals in the “voice” of the organization are all a plus.
A key member of our growing audience team, the Membership Editor will manage engagement of donor members on multiple platforms with a focus on retention and building loyalty. Working with leaders in audience, the newsroom and development, they will identify opportunities to build unique experiences that connect loyal readers with our powerful journalism.
In addition to membership retention, this person will be responsible for growing membership and small donations by creating and implementing fundraising appeals across multiple channels, including our large email list, our growing social media presence and our website.
The ideal candidate will have experience in media, fundraising, content creation, newsletter management and membership growth and engagement.
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job.
Public Integrity is based in Washington, D.C., and is committed to a remote-friendly and hybrid work environment. We are open to applicants from around the country. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid vacation, holidays and personal days, paid parental leave, 100% of employee health insurance premiums, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.
Grow and retain our individual small donor membership through existing tools.
Create new ways to drive and maintain membership growth through engagement, products, experiences, messaging, distribution and marketing.
Interact with members, either digitally or in-person.
Manage newsletter strategy and create new, special newsletters.
Identifying creative editorial approaches to keep members interested.
Serve as a liaison between audience and development.
Working with the director of audience and the philanthropy specialist, identify and measure metrics key to conversion success.
Work with development to identify leadership donors.
Experience in fundraising, particularly in nonprofit or news organizations
Strong news judgment and a deep interest in the news.
Experience in CMS, social media, newsletter, live event management.
Ability to manage short- and long-term projects in an environment with shifting deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A knack for building appeal campaigns for readers that motivate donations and/or participation.
Exceptional organizational skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
Knowledge of social media, website and email analytics using tools such as Parse.ly, Google Analytics and email newsletter platforms.
Success with and passion for trying new ideas, tools and platforms that lead to connection and growth.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training.
This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering the bargaining unit.
The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.
Public Integrity seeks to counter the corrosive effects of inequality by holding powerful interests accountable and equipping the public with knowledge to drive change. We are an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigating systems and circumstances that contribute to inequality in our country.