Media Development Investment Fund

Job Description

Project Manager - Media Advisory Services     


MDIF/MAS is looking for a full-time Project Manager to formulate, coordinate and implement media initiatives that seek to accelerate digital media innovation, audience engagement and sustainability models among independent media outlets around the globe.

We seek a highly competent and organized media professional to develop and support programs that deliver high-quality and timely venture support to MDIF's global portfolio and partner cohorts. Details of the job responsibilities, requirements, and application are below.

Job Description:

  • Working with MDIF's Media Advisory Services (MAS) team, assist in the planning, development, execution and project coordination of technical assistance and venture support for MDIF clients and candidates globally. 
  • Aid the MAS department as it cooperates with MDIF's Regional Directors and Investment Officers to identify the needs of specific candidates, partners, or cohorts.
  • Contribute expertise to the assessment methodology and development of our global partners' digital engagement and revenue strategies.
  • Will be responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget while at the same time monitoring progress and reporting accordingly.


Requirements

  • Proven experience in project management and working experience in a media organization and journalism. Additional experience in audience engagement, media revenue models, and/or media support is a plus.
  • Experience with international and global organisations will also be considered a plus.
  • Understanding of media environment and today's challenges faced by journalism organizations.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), MailChimp; Google Analytics / and audience reporting
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks under pressure independently under minimal supervision and ability to work well as a member of an international team.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and at least one other language, preferably Spanish and/or Slavic languages
  • Outstanding communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Availability for regular business-related travels.
  • Commitment to MDIF's mission and policies and a passion for press freedom.
  • The MAS Project Manager shall be based in Europe. Willingness to be based in Prague, Czech Republic, is a plus.
  • A passion for press freedom.


About MDIF
MDIF is a not-for-profit impact investment fund specialising in the media sector, principally in news businesses.  We work in countries where the press is not free.

Since 1995 MDIF has invested $255m in 131 independent media businesses in 44 countries, typically where the independence of journalism cannot be guaranteed and access to information is under threat. Our financing helps independent media companies to fulfil their commercial potential while safeguarding their editorial independence. We work with a range of businesses from early-stage ventures to established players seeking to expand audience or diversify revenues, often with companies that lack access to investment capital and always with companies committed to the highest standards of independent, quality journalism.

Central to our investment strategy is MDIF’s conviction that a commercial investment-led approach of deploying risk capital to build economically viable, independent media businesses with lasting social impact is proven and highly effective. We are not a grant-making body but instead prefer the discipline and rigor of making investments to drive performance and secure economic viability. Our approach also emphasizes our belief in patient capital. We are an investor for the long-term. We understand that our clients work in challenging commercial and political conditions, and we carefully align our interests with theirs to build self-sufficient businesses which can thrive independently in the long run. We take a partnership approach; we do not invest and walk away. We engage actively with clients; we support them with specialist media sector advice and in many cases sit on company Boards to provide strategic direction and encourage the highest standards of corporate governance.

MDIF is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply:

Submit a CV/resume together with a cover letter which clearly sets out your qualifications and suitability for the role by August 12, 2022.


Please send your CV/Resume and cover letter in English and as a PDF.