The Texas Tribune is Hiring Its First Two Tribune Fellows

Beginning in fall 2013, the Texas Tribune seeks two extraordinary individuals to become the first Tribune Fellows. These positions will be funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a duration of 12 to 18 months. Tribune Fellows will work with the Tribune’s management team to advance the three objectives of the grant: to solidify the Tribune’s business practices and develop new revenue streams, to collect and disseminate lessons learned from both the Tribune and other media organizations, and to evangelize the cause of informing communities as a philanthropic priority.

The ideal candidate will be a “news business junkie” — passionate about the business of media, immersed in the various ways it is changing and eager to spend a brief period in their careers helping the Tribune further its leadership in the nonprofit news sector. Potential responsibilities include:

  • Exploring, analyzing, and implementing new audience development techniques
  • Analyzing and segmenting the Tribune’s current readership
  • Developing pricing strategies for both corporate sponsorships and premium content
  • Business planning for various new initiatives
  • Analyzing potential acquisitions
  • Creating a website to serve as an evergreen resource for the nonprofit journalism community
  • Writing white papers and presentations about the need for private funding of public media
  • Assisting the CEO and board in special projects related to the Tribune’s business

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • If not an MBA, sufficient academic background to be fluent in all functional disciplines of business
  • At least two years’ experience in a role analyzing a variety of businesses
  • Significant experience in the business aspects of digital media
  • Fluency in the challenges facing both nonprofit and for-profit media organizations that are endeavoring to help build informed communities
  • Extremely dedicated work ethic and the ability to work independently in a very dynamic and complex environment
  • Highly entrepreneurial spirit

Compensation will be commensurate with experience but bounded by the limitations of a 501(c)3 organization. Interested candidates should send resumes to [email protected]