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Publisher for Fresh Water Cleveland

The Publisher Department | Cleveland, OH | Contract

Job Description

Publisher for Fresh Water Cleveland

This is not an editorial position.

We are looking for someone who has:

- At least three-five years outside sales and/or development experience, preferably calling on foundations and community based organizations;

- Experience managing client relations;

- An understanding of economic development and city building;

- Sophistication in online media.

Fresh Water Cleveland ( is an online publication about the people, ideas and innovators creating a world-class city with a specific focus on entrepreneurship, startups, placemaking and arts and culture.  Every Thursday Fresh Water publishes a new newsletter edition discussing Cleveland’s most important developments and innovations and highlighting the city’s game changers. 

The publisher will have a sales and account management role, focused on:

  • Generating revenue through development activities, client retention and engagement
  • Working closely with the local editorial team to identify and communicate story ideas and assist in shaping editorial content
  • Engaging stakeholders in the product, communicating with managing editor to fulfill client commitments, and co-facilitating quarterly editorial advisory meetings
  • Developing readership and implementing the C.O.P.E. (Create Once Publish Everywhere) strategy
  • Marketing the publication through identifying potential email list and media partners and presentation and speaking opportunities.
  • Maintaining presence on social media sites to promote Fresh Water.  

Reports to Director of Sales and Business Development for Issue Media Group.

** This is not a salary position. This is a 1099 contract position.