The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Retro Report in the search for a Vice President of Development.
Reporting to the Co-founder and President, the Vice President of Development will lead all fundraising activities within Retro Report's small but growing nonprofit newsroom. The Vice President will research, cultivate, solicit, and steward major, principal, and institutional donors within annual and long-range fundraising programs including special events, and periodic campaigns, such as the current campaign to raise funds for Retro Report on PBS. Working closely with the Co-founder and President and Board of Directors, the Vice President will assist in the identification of new Directors to strengthen overall support and leadership at the Board level. Consistent with the mission of Retro Report, the Vice President will be a superior communicator–with the ability to convey the public service mission of Retro Report to the public in a concise and compelling manner.
Retro Report has produced more than 150 documentaries and video series and has partnered with The New York Times, The New Yorker, PBS, NBC, Politico, the Guardian, Univision, Quartz, and others to reach a growing audience. These documentaries provide meaningful context to today’s headlines in a new and exciting way.
Retro Report operates with the conviction that an engaging and forward-looking review of high-profile events, and the news coverage surrounding them, is critical to understanding the lessons of history and developing robust civic literacy. And, since the stories it reports on continue to evolve, it is committed to providing a permanent, living library where each story is tracked and updated so that viewers can gain new insights as events develop and history unfolds.
Retro Report strives to counter the confusion that has been created by a frenzied media landscape by presenting the deep historical context needed to understand the issues that impact our lives. That perspective better serves the public and is often missing in commercial journalism today. Through fresh investigative reporting and compelling storytelling, Retro Report offers new insights into events that are all too often reported today but forgotten tomorrow.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position. Ten years of experience in fundraising, including significant experience in major gift fundraising and Board management is preferred, as is a master's degree. All applications must be accompanied by a résumé and a cover letter.
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About Retro Report
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