The nonprofit, nonpartisan Rivard Report is searching for a new manager of advertising and marketing. Jaime Solis, the first and only person to hold the position at our (nearly) five-year-old enterprise has accepted a position in business development with WP Engine in Austin. We will miss Jaime and his wife Jessica, and we wish them great success in this coming next chapter of their professional and personal lives.

The person who joins our team will find a thriving advertising and marketing operation built by Jaime. Our reading and advertising audience is growing robustly, and candidates for the position should come prepared with ideas for taking that business to the next level.

We work hard to connect our highly educated, civically engaged readers with local businesses. We find creative ways beyond simple banner ads to help make those connections, using every available digital tool and event marketing to produce positive outcomes for our advertisers and sponsors and meaningful experiences for our readers.

The advertising and marketing manager will work closely with our director of development and our membership associate to grow our nonprofit business and support our growing team of talented journalists. We have ambitious plans to grow our small but dedicated news staff and increase our coverage area and the depth of our stories, videos, and a new podcast initiative on the drawing board.

We are looking for an individual who knows San Antonio, has a passion for the city and its people, and who can succeed in a small business environment where work is much more than just a job. Every member of our team is committed to building a city that is a better place to live, work, and play for all citizens. If you share that passion and commitment, we want to hear from you.

Candidates with a knowledge base of the city who read the Rivard Report and are familiar with our work and place in the city will have a distinct advantage. We want to partner with quality business and enterprises and provide them with advertising and marketing solutions that grow their business, not only ours. We do not publish clickbait content or engage in other common ploys to artificially generate web traffic, methods that are so prevalent on other local media websites.

The position includes salary, health care coverage, generous vacation, gym membership, a parking and cell phone allowance, and other benefits. We are a nonprofit and do not pay commission on sales, although we do incentivize our business associates to achieve revenue targets.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out the execution of initial drafts of marketing materials, media kits, and rate cards.
  • Meet quarterly and yearly revenue goals.
  • Negotiate sales contracts.
  • Identify, build, and foster long-term client relationships.
  • Have fun growing a business.
  • Adept at social media.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years advertising sales or marketing experience, and a record of success in your current work and employment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university.
  • An understanding of digital media.
  • The ability to work independently and take the initiative.

The Rivard Report is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates must be a San Antonio resident with a driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and be able to pass a background check. Please send your resume and letter of interest to apply@rivardreport.com.

San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.