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The Kyiv Independent – Ukraine’s biggest English language publication is looking to fill a head of membership position.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s main English-language news outlet. It was founded in November 2021 by a team of reporters and editors who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence, in partnership with a media consultancy company Jnomics. Today it’s a team of around 40 people based mostly in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.

Responsibilities:

  • Design & implement a reader revenue strategy for the Kyiv Independent;
  • Grow and lead the reader revenue team, develop and implement quarterly and annual hiring plans;
  • Work hand in hand with the company’s top management and make sure reader revenue strategy fits into overall company development;
  • Set OKRs (both workstream and individual) for the team and measure the team’s performance against them
  • Develop new acquisitions & retention strategies that ensure Kyiv Independent’s overall membership & donations growth
  • Work with the team on building  Kyiv Independent’s community and increasing membership satisfaction level; Further integrate Kyiv Independent’s membership community input into company operations;
  • Partner with the editorial team to launch new content products aimed at increasing membership engagement;
  • Work with individual philanthropic backers as part of the Kyiv Independent’s donations program;
  • Improve Kyiv Independent’s acquisitions and churn metrics as well as ARPU and LTV targets.

Requirements:

  • Experience of leading & managing membership and/or subscriptions donations programs
  • Working in the news media industry is a plus;
  • Strong command of English language (fluent or native);
  • Professional knowledge of audience analysis and engagement tools and methods (e.g.,  Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Chartbeat);
  • Ability to work effectively with people and lead your team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and external stakeholders;
  • Leadership skills and the ability to set and prioritize goals;
  • Understanding of news and current affairs in Ukraine and the region;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the values of The Kyiv Independent;

We offer:

  • Market-level compensation;
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team, for an award-winning media startup;
  • Busy but flexible work schedule;
  • Ability to build your team and hire;
  • The ability to work remotely upon agreement;
  • Work with foreign companies, and world opinion leaders.

Candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.
Note: It’s a full-time position in Kyiv office or remote (upon agreement).

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