Online Advertising Executives (FT/PT)

Disaster News Network  – the online journal of disaster response – is seeking commission-based advertising account executives to sell its online ad inventory.

Online since 1998, Disaster News Network is the primary respected source of online information for disaster and emergency management professionals. More than 750,000 pages are viewed each month and that number keeps growing. DNN readers tend to be 35 – 60 years old, financially stable (33% earn more than $100K) and well educated (20% have a graduate degree).

New online advertising inventory has been added to the site in anticipation of a major redesign launching this summer. The potential for growth in this vertical market is absolutely phenomenal! 

You will be responsible for developing and executing business strategy to grow national advertising revenues. The ideal candidate will be a smart and passionate professional who has a proven track record in online ad sales at an ad network or publisher site. Responsibilities include meeting target revenue goals in the defined vertical. We're looking for an energetic self-starter with a consultative sales approach who is pro-active in driving revenue and increasing client base. You must be results-driven, have strong analytical skills and be committed to creating new business opportunities.

Work from your home office (or our office in Columbia). Pick your hours and whether you want to work full or part-time. We’ll provide a telephone, leads and marketing support. You’ll be given the freedom to do the work the way you want – results count. First year potential is $60K+.

Interested? Tell us why. Email your resume to:


Hard-Hitting News Reporters

Terrific opportunity for professional journalists who like to dig into a subject and pull out the story behind the headlines. We are looking for competent freelance reporters who are equally as good developing stories through telephone interviews or on assignment and in-person. Your focus will be to tell the story of disasters, response, preparation and potential disasters. (Frankly, if the story has been reported on AP or CNN, we're not likely to be interested.)

Your responsibilities will include gathering factual information, conducting interviews, writing in-depth articles for national distribution. (If you want to write opinion, we have opportunities for topic-specific bloggers.) This is a freelance position, but will include regular on-location and telephone interview assignments.

The selected journalists will be experienced in writing breaking and general assignment news on deadline with a strong human interest tilt. A minimum of two years experience as a daily news reporter with the ability to work independently under short and multiple deadlines is required. Prior understanding of disaster response issues, previous on-the-scene exposure to disaster response activities, and familiarity with nonprofit and governmental  organizations are all highly desirable. Must possess BS or BA degree in English, humanities or journalism.
What You Can Expect
Your first stories will be entirely based on telephone interviews (unless a disaster occurs nearby) while we get to know your skills. (Writing about disaster response has a bit of a learning curve as you get to know the major players and process.) Journalists who are able to produce tightly written articles on deadline, will be considered for travel assignments.
How to Apply
E-mail resume and samples of your writing to:
Disaster News Network has been online since 1997. A major redesign this summer will include a new focus on in-depth cover stories, blogs and a new section for disaster response professionals.

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