Director of Development and Partnerships

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) is a nonprofit newsroom that serves the city’s Black and Latinx communities. Through our website, e-newsletters and News414 texting service, we report on the ordinary people who do extraordinary things, connect readers with resources and serve as a watchdog for our audience.

Our readers are our neighbors and filling their information needs is our top priority. With the most diverse newsroom in the city — 90 percent people of color — we employ an editor, managing editor, six part-time reporters and editors and two Report For America corps members. In addition, we offer internships to college students and volunteer experiences for the community. We are an editorially independent project of Marquette University with offices in the Diederich College of Communication.


The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism seek a Director of Development and Partnerships to steward a fundraising strategy and forge new relationships to build Neighborhood News Service’s visibility in the business and philanthropic community.

Since its launch in 2011, Neighborhood News Service has received local funding from the Zilber Family Foundation, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Bader Philanthropies, among others. It has support nationally from the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund and Report for America.

This role is funded by the American Journalism Project and is part of a multiyear partnership between Neighborhood News Service and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to rebuild local news in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.


$80,000+, commensurate with experience.


Click here for more information or to apply. Please submit a PDF of your resume and a cover letter.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-07-27 14:40:26 -0400