Overview

Operating in its 27th year, Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a national, nonprofit, independent news network whose mission is to empower an informed and active citizenry to build a more just, equitable and anti-racist world. Powered by our viewers, FSTV amplifies the voices not heard on the corporate networks and lifts up the efforts of everyday people working on the front lines of social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. The team at FSTV believes a just, kind, and sustainable world is built by people inspired by diverse voices, surprising conversations, and fearless truth-telling.

Free Speech TV airs 24/7 with daily news programs like Democracy Now! and The Thom Hartmann Program, with weekly current affairs series like Gay USA and Economic Update, with award-winning documentaries, and with special coverage of events and movements like Netroots Nation, Bioneers and the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. FSTV reaches 40 million US homes via DISH, DIRECTV, local cable affiliates, Sling TV, Roku, Apple TV, Alexa, social media and www.freespeech.org.

Free Speech TV (FSTV) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Donor Engagement Officer to manage annual leadership giving and matching partnerships for the organization.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Managing a portfolio of about 250 leadership annual giving donors ($500 – $9,999),
    including working with the Development Director to establish a cohesive strategy and executing that strategy with the support of the Development Team through phone, email, mail, and text communications; special events (virtual and in-person); and FSTV’s leadership matching gifts program
  2. Building a strategy for, and soliciting corporate matching gifts
  3. Contributing to the strategy, planning, execution, and evaluation of major gifts through regular collaboration with the Major Gifts Team
  4. Contributing to all projects on the Development Team as needed
  5. Promoting fundraising programs via on-air pitching (on TV and the Internet)
  6. Some travel may be required

What you need to be successful:

  • Dedication to social justice and a drive to affect change
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Experience working in fundraising, community organizing, campaigning, sales, etc.
  • Strong communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work cohesively on a small team in a small organization
  • Confidence in asking for donations and building relationships with a diversity of people

Compensation:

The salary for this full time position is $60,000 to $65,000 per year. FSTV offers a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance and employer-paid vision, life, short-term and long-term disability coverage. Additional benefits include nine (9) paid holidays, plus the week between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31; ten (10) to twenty (20) paid days off for employees, based on years served. Free Speech TV also provides paid Sick Leave, Personal Days, Parental Leave, Sabbatical Leave, and a 401k plan.

This is a hybrid remote/in-person position. At this time, this position is expected to be in office 1 day per week and remote 4 days per week. Occasional extra office days may be required. Free Speech TV will provide necessary equipment to work from home, but you will need a space to work remotely 4 days a week. This is subject to change.

A Note about Health & Safety Protocols:

Free Speech TV values the health and safety of its employees over all other considerations. Out of an abundance of caution, employees are required to wear masks while in the office. As an additional cautionary measure, we ask employees who come to the office to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) by the date of hire. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Yolanda Williams at yolanda@freespeech.org.

Free Speech TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY: The Open Media Foundation is recruiting on behalf of Free Speech TV. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to careers@openmediafoundation.org with the subject line “Donor Engagement Officer.” The deadline for applications is 30 days from the date of this announcement.

About Open Media Foundation

Since 2003, Open Media has endeavored to put the power of media in people's hands. When we work towards diversifying the voices in media, we help create an inclusive platform to undo stereotypes and foster a culture of belonging. Engagement is our specialty: for Media & Journalism organizations working to better engage and represent the diversity of their audience, Open Media offers DEI-focused HR and hiring service and support in addition to our creative holistic strategy, web, video, and branding services.