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Publisher for Fresh Water Cleveland

The Publisher Department | Cleveland, OH | Part Time

Job Description

Fresh Water is an online publication that tells the new Cleveland story: a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and play.


Position Summary

Fresh Water is hiring a publisher to manage all underwriter and sponsor accounts for the publication. This position provides a great opportunity to showcase your ability to effectively develop relationships with current and potential sponsors, understand their needs and match them with the appropriate solutions. The ideal candidate is a quick learner and must have a working knowledge of the digital publishing and media space.


This is a part time, contract position.


Essential Responsibilities 

Account Development and Management

  • Generate revenue through new development activities

  • Foster lasting relationships with new and existing clients

  • Manage existing contract deliverables

  • Develop and support innovative media solutions for sponsors

  • Co-facilitate quarterly editorial advisories with the managing editor

  • Maintain a weekly-updated budget including projected sales & expenses

  • Work collaboratively with corporate development team


  • Work closely with the editorial team to shape the overall mission and direction of the publication

  • Manage internal team and foster fun and vibrant workplace culture


  • Support audience development activities

  • Identify media partners

  • Seek out potential presentation and speaking opportunities

  • Produce and manage events



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Three-five years minimum business to business sales and/or development experience, preferably calling on foundations and community based organizations

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive applications

  • Experience managing client relationships

  • An understanding of economic development and city building

  • Sophistication using digital and social media tools, applications and analytics

  • Ability to work independently with a virtual team outside a traditional office setting

  • High energy individual who will be excited to champion the publication

  • Extremely well organized with great attention to detail and able to think critically

  • Excellent time management and organization skills

  • Experience in a startup environment, online media and/or digital publishing a plus


Fresh Water is a publication owned and operated by Issue Media Group. For more info about Issue Media Group and its publications: