Director of Audience Engagement

Montana Free Press, Helena, Montana

Date Posted April 12, 2021
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $65,000-75,000


In a Nutshell

Montana Free Press, Montana’s premier statewide nonprofit news organization, has an immediate opening for an accomplished and ambitious Director of Audience Engagement to join our team in Helena.

Fast Facts

Established in 2016

Employees: 10+

Annual Budget: $1.2M

Headquarters: Helena, MT

Organizational Impact in 2020

128% growth in e-newsletter subscribers

129% growth in reader donations (memberships)

525% growth in average monthly site users 

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Audience Engagement will drive MTFP’s comprehensive understanding of and cultural competency around target audiences and the critical information needs of Montana’s communities. This is a new position that will play a critical role in improving the quality, impact, and reach of MTFP’s reporting through identifying and building new relationships with prospective audiences for our content. The DAE will lead efforts to connect and collaborate with diverse readers, communities, and others at every step in the process of our journalism. As a member of MTFP’s leadership and business team, the DAE will manage and direct MTFP’s (i) new audience acquisition efforts; (ii) membership renewal efforts; (iii) optimize reader engagement with MTFP;  (iv) and assist in building MTFP’s membership program, among other things. The DAE will join the leadership team and work closely with both the business and editorial teams. 

Because this position demands an ambidextrous thinker (using both right brain and left brain), we are seeking someone with both creative and quantitative abilities. We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences equip you to excel at both data collection and analysis for making informed decisions, being able to develop creative and effective solutions, and an interest and desire in building strong relationships with communities throughout Montana.

Key Responsibilities


Salary: $65,000-75,000, with benefits 

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and is based at MTFP’s headquarters in Helena, MT. Travel and some nights/weekends will be required and will likely increase after the pandemic. 

We offer a competitive salary plus health insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement savings plan, generous holiday, sick and vacation leave, and flexible work hours. 

MTFP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, LGBTQ+, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application details: All applications should include a cover letter and resume to and include “Director of Audience Engagement” in the email subject line. 

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