Business Partnerships Manager – PublicSource (Pittsburgh)

PublicSource is a nonprofit news outlet in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and characters, often beautifully illustrated and supported by data visualization, to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health, the environment and climate. Check us out at

PublicSource is seeking a business partnerships manager who will join our team. The role will lead the growth of our advertising and sponsorships and build relationships with organizations across the Southwestern PA region.

The business partnerships manager will: 

  • Identify the next stages of growth for the business partnerships program.
  • Design new advertisement and sponsorship offerings.
  • Prospect, set appointments and conduct presentations for businesses and nonprofits who would benefit from working with PublicSource.
  • Develop packages to help partners meet their goals.
  • Coordinate with advertisers and sponsors on art/copy requirements and manage posting.
  • Share digital ad results with partners.
  • Contribute to event strategy as needed.
  • Manage interns as needed.

We’re looking for:

  • Strong relationship building and listening skills. You care about the needs of local organizations. You are energized by meeting new people every day and helping those people solve their challenges through digital media.
  • Problem solving and creativity. You are excited to craft solutions that are tailored to the needs of local businesses.
  • Respect for the need to balance revenue generation and ethical journalism. You understand the importance of being clear and transparent about advertising and partnerships and that we don’t engage in “pay for play.”
  • Affinity for learning new technology. You will be the expert on how technology serves advertising content on and will work on improving ad display and performance as needed.

The salary range for the position is $50,000-$53,000 per year.

PublicSource offers paid vacation time leave and sick days, a 401(k) match, a health plan, competitive paid parental leave and professional development opportunities.

We operate as a hybrid newsroom, between our office in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood and virtual. Candidates need to be located in the Pittsburgh area. We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Questions? Email Jennie Liska at To apply, please fill out this form by May 15, 2024. Please include a resume and a cover letter. Use your cover letter to tell us something about why you’d be great for the job or PublicSource that we might not know from looking at your resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.