We Are Hiring!

Join our growing team as Marketing and Development Specialist or Community Engagement Navigator

As we expand into Greater Minnesota with our Changemakers Alliance listen-solve-do projects, we need two new people to join the team. Both have remote options, as well as flexible hours at our 800 West Broadway office in North Minneapolis.

About Minnesota Women’s Press

Minnesota Women’s Press has been sharing the authentic voice and powerful vision of women since 1985, as the longest running feminist publication in the U.S. The publication has pioneered story sharing especially with under-represented voices, including LBTQ+, and currently reaches 25K readers with free distribution in 76 Twin Cities-area locations. It is rewarding work! Now womenspress.com is expanding.

About Changemakers Alliance

In January 2022, Minnesota Women’s Press launched Changemakers Alliance (CALL) to co-create our award-winning media platforms alongside statewide advocates and build action steps with engaged members who care about:

  1. electing women leaders;
  2. giving voice to people who are traditionally marginalized, such as BIPOC entrepreneurs restoring local ecosystems and economies;
  3. making an impact in public safety by healing trauma, reducing toxic masculinity, increasing supportive and affordable housing, and enacting smart gun legislation;
  4. examining Minnesota’s status in reproductive and transformative justice.

The Mission: Create a collaborative media platform that proactively connects passionate, engaged people statewide in conversations leading to solutions that solve problems of the next decade.

  • Magazine/website: Showcase leadership of women and nonbinary solution-makers for readers.
  • CALL: Connect leaders in conversations and action steps for members. 

The Vision: Many long-standing statewide issues will be addressed by solidarity of women’s action.

Our new entity was recently recognized by the national Lenfest News Institute as a promising new revenue model to watch.

1 — Marketing and Development Specialist

Terms: This is a new position in a new division that will grow by 2023 to a full-time salaried position with benefits and has good potential for growing leadership. Independent contractor for three months, with a starting base salary to be determined based on experience. Commissions on monthly sales of print and online advertising, with an emphasis on landing larger underwriting contracts, co-developing donation campaigns, and strategizing with publisher on membership model.

Health benefits after a full-time position becomes funded. Flexible opportunities also considered. Send resume and a cover letter to [email protected] by September 12; no replies to those who do not include a cover letter.

Intended Outcomes

  • Work with publisher to generate $5k+ donors, investors, and $10k+ underwriters for Changemakers Alliance projects.
  • Seek Greater Minnesota partnerships — with women-led business owners, nonprofit organizations, influencers —  to increase visibility of brand (magazine, website, CALL).
  • Generate partnerships and sponsorships that could: provide bulk magazine issues to Greater Minnesota locations, pay honorariums to issues and solutions experts recorded in forums, support development of multimedia content.
  • Help build online audience from 12% non-Twin Cities viewers to 30% in first year, including bridging communication between urban and rural members. [Currently, 48% of online readers are from Minneapolis and Saint Paul.]
  • Strategize with CALL team to increase paid monthly memberships from 85 people to 1K by June 2023, and to 2K by December 2023.

Responsibilities

  • Work with publisher on budget and business development.
  • Work with a marketing consultant for a few months on Greater Minnesota social media strategy.
  • Oversee social media coordinator.
  • Work with new CRM database to track membership growth.
  • Communicate on a regular basis to underwriters and large donors (>$5k).
  • Work alongside new Community Engagement Navigator to maintain relationships (via newsletter communication) with smaller monthly donors.
  • Outreach to nonprofits, businesses, and other potential underwriters to foster relationships that create revenue.
  • Attend networking and outreach events on behalf of Minnesota Women’s Press and Changemakers Alliance
  • Contribute to our team with open, timely communication to enhance trust and morale in our inclusive culture
  • Familiarize yourself with the brand to develop new ways of outreach and engagement

Preferences

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and enjoy the prospect of creating something new that serves a strong social justice mission
  • Development and/or marketing strategy experience
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with high volume outreach and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with Apple computers and CRM systems; we are in the process of developing better automated tools
  • Self-directed and able to meet deadlines
  • Passion for women’s leadership and social change
  • Located in Greater Minnesota welcome


2 — Community Engagement Navigator

Terms: $20/hr base, 25 hours per week to start. This is a new position in a new division that will grow by 2023 to a full-time salaried position with benefits. Health benefits after a full-time position becomes funded. Flexible opportunities also considered. Send resume and a cover letter to [email protected] by September 12; no replies to those who do not include a cover letter.

Intended Outcomes

  • Connect with people around Greater Minnesota to explore issues that matter to potential and existing Changemakers Alliance (CALL) members, including through surveys and listening sessions
  • Build momentum with team around four core issues each year that move members from conversations to deeper connections to action steps
  • Host CALL conversations about solutions that lead to multimedia stories alongside reporting teams
  • Build network of statewide writers/experts on topics that members care about, such as healing trauma, restorative justice, affordable housing, electing women leaders
  • Manage timelines and deadlines for CALL projects
  • Collaborate with Minnesota Women’s Press editors for cross-platform story development at womenspress.com
  • Create unique content to share exclusively with CALL members and create community, including a Vision & Values book discussion group

Responsibilities

  • Host monthly CALL conversations on topics such as gender-based violence, BIPOC political and entrepreneurial leadership, restorative justice, strategies for affordable housing and smart gun legislation
  • Create and manage Zoom invites for Values & Vision Book Discussion Series and other CALL conversations
  • Connect with Zoom event registrants pre- and post-events to encourage engagement
  • Respond to new monthly donors with thank you notes and a get-to-know-you survey
  • Weekly updates with Minnesota Women’s Press editor about project ideas and vision
  • Weekly updates with new Marketing and Development Specialist about revenue and expansion ideas
  • Maintain new infrastructure related to connecting with donors and registrants, getting registrants and donor emails into database, newsletter development with publisher to engage members that leads to sustained revenue
  • Create niche newsletter content and surveys related to member interests
  • Attend networking and outreach events on behalf of Changemakers Alliance
  • Contribute to team with open, timely communication to enhance trust and morale in our inclusive culture
  • Familiarize yourself with the brand to develop new ways of outreach and engagement

Preferences

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and enjoy the prospect of creating something new that serves a strong social justice mission
  • Connection to rural community in Minnesota
  • Familiarity with Apple computers and CRM systems; we are in the process of developing better automated tools
  • Comfortable with external outreach to create lasting relationships
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Previous community or member management experience
  • Self-directed and able to meet deadlines
  • Passion for women’s leadership and social change
  • Located in Greater Minnesota welcome