The 74, an award-winning non-profit news organization devoted to
covering K-12 education, is looking for a multi-talented, energetic
and creative self-starter to be Director of Development &
Revenue. The job will have many facets, all of which will be aimed
at managing and expanding the publication’s revenue base, including
management of existing institutional relationships, membership
campaigns, pursuit of new major gifts from philanthropies and
individuals, and expansion of sponsorship opportunities around
newsletters, projects and events.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable straddling the
worlds of education journalism and those of philanthropy and
fundraising. The chosen candidate will work directly with
The 74’s Publisher and Editor in Chief in fundraising efforts with
existing and new donors, will oversee grant reporting with all
donors and develop close and ongoing relationships with the
relevant program officers and communications directors at various
This ideal candidate will also identify and aggressively pursue
new revenue opportunities, and work with the publisher, and when
appropriate, other managers overseeing the editorial and project
teams, to execute on them. This is a job for someone who can think
big and bold, but at the same time is eager to do the hands-on work
that is needed in the moment.
Lastly, the ideal candidate will be comfortable in a high-energy
entrepreneurial environment and eager to engage in project
management for creative online and offline initiatives. This person
must be an effective, efficient, and organized planner and executor
who loves brainstorming creative ideas and doing whatever it takes
to make them happen.
● Work collaboratively with the Publisher and Editor in Chief to
maintain and foster relationships with The 74’s existing
● Work with top leadership to identify other foundations, donors
and sponsors that could provide financial support for The 74,
develop strategies for outreach, and manage engagement.
● Write grant proposals and reports with support from The 74’s
● Develop and execute fundraising campaigns.
● Assist the Publisher in expanding the universe of 74
content/newsletter sponsors, and management of campaigns.
● Collaborate with the Publisher, as well as the heads of the
organization’s editorial and creative teams, to conceive and
execute revenue-aligned special projects and events.
● Ideate, pursue and execute innovative methods and avenues for
continued revenue growth.
● Achieve annual fundraising targets.
● Five to 10 years of relevant experience at a news publisher,
nonprofit, education institution, think tank or related
● Proven success in cultivating and securing major gifts from
individual, foundation or corporate donors.
● Excellent relationship-building and stewardship skills, with
the ability to engage and inspire donors at all levels.
● Demonstrated success in project management and execution.
● Deep understanding of fundraising principles, strategies, and
best practices, particularly in major gifts fundraising.
● Strong communications skills and writing ability.
● Understanding and familiarity with the education space or
● Understanding and familiarity with journalism.
● Innovative and creative spirit who is comfortable working in
an evolving, entrepreneurial startup environment.
● Ability and desire to work collaboratively and respectfully
across various roles; a team player.
● Ability to adapt to moving targets in a quickly evolving
Preference will be given to applicants in and around the New
York City region but we are open to candidates living in any
location, provided they are open to quarterly travel to NYC to meet
with the senior leadership team, and to other cities as needed for
74 events or donor meetings. Most existing donor relationships can
currently be managed virtually.
For candidates in or near NYC, who would prefer access to an
external workspace, we have several staffers who embrace a hybrid
arrangement of both in-person time at our Manhattan office and work
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate
with location and experience, including health, dental and vision
insurance with subsidized premiums, 401(k) match, four weeks paid
time off and a generous company holiday calendar that includes a
paid winter recess.
The 74 is committed to equal employment opportunities for all
applicants and employees and encourages people of all races,
colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders,
ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and
marital statuses to apply.
ABOUT THE 74
The 74 Media is an award-winning nonprofit news organization
committed to covering education and school communities across
America. In the United States, less than half of our students can
read or do math at grade-level, yet most education coverage and
debate fails to focus on the kids who are being left behind, the
barriers to increasing student achievement, and what’s working for
students and families. Our mission is to lead an honest, fact-based
conversation about how to give America’s 74 million children under
the age of 18 the education they deserve.
The 74’s coverage enjoys extensive reach, thanks to our strong,
strategic social media presence, our syndication on such
mass-audience platforms as Apple and Yahoo News, and our ongoing
editorial partnerships with publications such as The Texas Tribune,
Fast Company, Axios and The Guardian. Our newsroom consists of 19
editors, reporters and videographers along with a network of a
dozen standing contributors. In addition to daily news coverage, we
also publish a robust opinion page and are known for long-form
enterprise features, in-depth investigations, short-form
documentaries and informational explainers.