Since its inception in 2003, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has grown to become the leading media group in the field of social innovation. Through its award-winning magazine, website, webinars, conferences, social media, and podcasts the SSIR media group reaches hundreds of thousands of people monthly. Its audience includes leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, business, academia, and government from around the world. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS).
SSIR is looking for a new publishing and marketing director with the creativity, energy, leadership, and skills to take the media group to the next level as the #1 multi-media platform for quality content and resources for the social sector. He/she will report to the Executive Director of Stanford PACS, and together with the Managing Editor will co-lead the SSIR media group. Working closely with the SSIR and Stanford PACS teams, he/she will provide strategic leadership for SSIR and will enable it to continue to improve the quality of its print and online offerings, expand its products and services, reach a larger, global audience, have a bigger impact on the field of social innovation, and improve its financial performance.
The Publishing and Marketing director will be responsible for establishing the operational objectives of SSIR, managing all revenue generation activities, including circulation, conferences, webinars, advertising, sponsorships, reprints, and digital media, provide oversight and delegate assignments to the 2-person publishing and marketing team, and has full responsibility for planning and overseeing the day-to-day management of the business and revenue streams of SSIR. The Publishing and Marketing Director will be responsible for managing a break-even bottom line on approximately $2.1 million in earned income during the 2017 fiscal year. To accomplish this goal, he/she will be responsible for new business development and revenue generation from paid print and digital subscriptions, conferences, webinars, advertising, reprints, and other products and services, all while aligning activities with SSIRs mission of informing and inspiring leaders of social change. One of the most important opportunities, and challenges, that the Publishing and Marketing Director must deal with is broadening SSIRs products in the digital space, increasing SSIRs role in the digital content ecosystem, and monetizing digital audiences through paid subscriptions.
The publishing and marketing director must be keenly tuned in to emerging ideas in the social sector to determine how the SSIR group can best serve and lead the field. At the same time, he/she needs to have a good understanding of the multi-media landscape and important trends in this field. The successful candidate will have solid experience in driving revenue and managing businesses to a bottom line.
This is a 100% FTE, exempt position.
Core Duties Implement and manage a budget for units programs and publications. Implement programs for updating technological resources. Manage a unit of professional staff assigned to publish and/or disseminate information. Make recommendations for future publications. Assume full responsibility for planning, story selection and publications. Participate in meetings with academic faculty and make recommendations regarding project requirements. Consult and collaborate with other internal organizations to exchange information on projects (e.g., articles, reports, and publications). Negotiate with content providers/ authors and ensure adherence to editorial guidelines.
Minimum Education & Experience Required
Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or journalism, and eight years of relevant work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to plan, budget, and track resources.
Ability to provide recommendations for long-range strategies.
Demonstrated ability to apply discretion and judgment in evaluating implications of publication and information release to internal and external audiences.
Ability to synthesize complex material from multiple sources to identify and resolve key editorial and publication issues.
Ability to work effectively and provide leadership to a team under stringent deadline requirements.
Extensive knowledge and skill in all editorial processes including story development, quality control, design, and collaboration.
Ability to work effectively with senior organizational leaders, scientists, and faculty.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
Extensive experience in publishing, marketing and brand management.
Proven expertise in operating and growing a multi-media group while adhering to the organizations core mission.
Experience developing and managing digital platforms and initiatives. Deep knowledge of media trends, including digital delivery, paywalls, SEO, SEM, customer engagement, and content marketing using traditional and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Track record of successfully managing a multi-faceted conference business that involves organizing speakers, marketing, and managing all logistics related to the conference.
Certifications and Licenses
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
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Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
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