Donor Communications and Stewardship Manager

Inside Climate News Published: March 11, 2024
Brooklyn, NY
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Communications / PR / Fundraising / Membership / Program Management

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Founded in 2007, Inside Climate News is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering the biggest crisis facing our planet. With nearly 30 full-time staff members, we operate one of the largest and most influential environmental newsrooms in the country.

Job Description

Inside Climate News is seeking to hire a Donor Communications and Stewardship Manager to oversee outreach to current donors and prospective donors in support of ICN’s mission and its future. The Donor Communications and Stewardship Manager is a vital position responsible for the full range of activities required to develop positive relationships with existing donors and engage with prospective donors in ICN’s pipeline.  

Location: This position works remotely and will report to the VP of Development, Operations & Marketing, working closely with the Publisher and Grants Officers.


Daily responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the primary liaison with our community of small donors – writing and sending gift acknowledgements, replying to inquiries, sending regular updates and newsletters about our work – all in support of building a meaningful donor experience that leads to more donations and donations of increasing value
  • Identifying and generating targeted prospect research for individual donors
  • Developing and implementing a communications plan that builds awareness among prospective donors about our mission and our work – to support conversion of readers into donors
  • Regularly working within our Salesforce and Mailchimp accounts to support data management, record keeping, and other communications
  • Identifying and generating targeted prospect research for individual donors
  • Earning the trust of colleagues and establishing smooth and solid working relationships at all levels of the organization.  


These qualifications, or their equivalents, are essential:

  • 5-7 years of professional experience in a marketing, communications, fundraising, or nonprofit environment, particularly within the journalism or climate funder community
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, nonprofit management, or related fields
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, proofreading and storytelling skills a must, with the ability to bring a fresh perspective to each opportunity
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • The ability to communicate well and in a professional manner with any person

More About Our News Organization

We have a nucleus in New York, a presence in Washington D.C., and staff working from California to Florida, in Texas, Alabama and Kentucky, Colorado, Ohio and Massachusetts. Good ideas propel the operation, wherever they originate.

As part of its work in the public interest, ICN is establishing a collaborative national reporting network, strengthening the practice of climate and environmental justice journalism and training the next generation of journalists.

We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (2013) and recognition as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2016).

For more about ICN, please see our About page.


  • Salary range: $60,000-$75,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans; 401k matching; and generous paid time off.

To Apply  

Please click "Apply" below to email resume, work samples and cover letter. 

Inside Climate News is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes applications from candidates of any background or identity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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