Big News and a New Chapter for NMV
After almost ten years leading NMV, Christie George has decided to transition from her role as president.
We're Hiring! Apply to be our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Calling all serial entrepreneurs and seasoned advisors! If you’re excited to pass on your wisdom and coach the next generation of progressive changemakers, we’ve got an opportunity for you. New Media Ventures is hiring an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) to serve as the main point of contact for our founders. We’re looking for an attentive coach and brilliant tactician to support our newest cohort. This is an opportunity to help our startups navigate the tricky parts of scaling their work, from fundraising and hiring to staying on top of the latest industry trends and best practices. This is a part-time role (8-10 hours/week) that can be done remotely, a perfect fit for someone between big projects or with a flexible schedule and extra time to share their knowledge. Further details below, and please apply by the deadline on September 20 11:59pm PT!
New Media Ventures (NMV) is a mission-driven venture fund and investor network that invests in entrepreneurs and activists wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy. We work to shift power to benefit more people, and look to find, finance, and support companies and organizations that are telling new stories, building advocacy movements, and driving civic engagement. In the past 9 years, we have supported over 85 startups, from Upworthy and Blavity to Indivisible, Coworker and Vote.org. We recently invested in 17 startups as part of our latest Open Call and we’re looking to deepen our support of this new portfolio.
The Open Call confirmed that innovation is alive and well in the space and we are thrilled at the opportunity our new EIR will have to help such a diverse set of startups. The EIR will help both for-profit and nonprofit organizations of varying experience, size, and traction solve complex problems facing our democracy, from upgrades to the political messaging supply chain to building new models for local media. We are looking to hire someone with passion and experience helping early-stage startups grow, and envision the EIR refining and building on the support we offer our startups.
The application deadline for this role is September 20th. Since NMV is committed to democratizing access to capital and supporting a diverse community of entrepreneurs on the frontlines of change, we particularly encourage people who are underrepresented in the investment and startup space to apply.
Location for this position is flexible and can be based in the Bay Area (the NMV office is in Oakland, CA) or remote. Start date of October/November 2019.
The EIR will:
Candidate pluses (not required to apply):
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We also recommend checking out the following information about our work.
Ready to apply? Please fill out this form to upload a 1-2 page PDF resume and answer the following questions:
Application Note: The application is hosted in Airtable, and will not autosave your responses. We recommend working on your answers in a separate doc and then uploading to Airtable when you are ready to submit.
Apply by September 20th.