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Director of Membership and Audience Funding

Los Angeles, CA or remote from CA, PA, NJ, NY, DC, CT, VA, GA, OH, OR


Political News, Online Media


Regular, Full-time

About TYT

TYT is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month.

Most recently TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for News and Media. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was recognized with the People’s Voice Webby Award in News and Politics. Additionally, Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey was recognized as the fastest growing TV news show by the Hicks Evaluation group. In 2021, TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for Best in Live Event Coverage for their coverage of the 2020 Election. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was a 2021 Webby Honoree for Social Media Presence. Dr. Richey was recently awarded with the Global Icon Award by the Black Media Honors and was recognized with an award by the White House for his work with gang-affected and gang-affiliated youth and social advocacy.

Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2021. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks was recognized with a Webby Honoree for News and Politics: Series and Channel, won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. Over the years, TYT has been recognized by the Streamys, Webbys, and Shorty Awards. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, Indisputable, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, TCL, Local Now, FuboTV, and more.

TYT is also available as a podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and more.

Job Description

The Director of Membership and Audience Funding is a key role of TYT subscription and audience support, leading product marketing and go-to-market strategies to acquire and retain subscribers across all platforms. In this role you will be responsible for managing and developing TYT’s membership and audience funding business across platforms. This will be primarily measured on net subscriber growth, lifetime value, and donation growth.

TYT has the most highly engaged audience in online news and our viewers care about amplifying voices and taking action to drive positive change. You will be managing the business that harnesses the power of our community to grow our share of voice in the news media landscape through developing our membership and audience funding strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

Drive the leadership, strategy, planning, and execution of the membership and audience funding business across the subscriber lifecycle. Work with the Leadership Team to develop and drive membership and audience funding KPIs. Develop TYT’s membership and audience funding value proposition, with an audience first approach, highlighting impacts of TYT and the community.
Lead growth strategy and execution focused on achieving company targets for membership and audience funding revenue. Monitor all membership and audience funding platforms and offer systems, to ensure ongoing optimization of the platforms and consistent offers across all platforms, working closely with the Director of Platform Management. Meet monthly with internal platform managers to identify opportunities for membership growth and performance. Work with Marketing, Community, Programming, Production, and Publishing teams to implement membership and support strategy. Provide insights and feedback on content, community engagement, performance, and implement strategies to help build support and subscribers using unique tactics across platforms Work with the Community Liaison to build benefits of membership within the community. Work with the Director of Programming, oversee the development, production, and launch of new member programming and special events as well as existing member exclusive programming schedule, and provide team with insights and recommendations Evaluate target demographics and appropriate distribution channels and marketing tools by platform. Work with the paid media manager on acquisition strategies and Director of Marketing on organic acquisition strategies. Provide weekly summary reports that identify revenue, subscription and audience learnings. Summaries should also provide feedback on strategies and platform performance, as well as solutions to continue growth Conduct research on other membership plans and audience funding models and offers and syndicate with key stakeholders. Manage budget, analytics, forecasting, and KPIs for membership and audience funding.


5+ years experience in subscription and / or audience funding experience with news media or equivalent experience, including retention strategy, planning, and development. A strong performance track record with brand development and implementation, campaign development and execution, membership / donation marketing, and email marketing. Experience with building marketing conversion funnels and related A/B testing. You are strategic, creative and business-minded who likes to work with a team and solve problems. Experience with leadership, influencing, and collaborating cross-functionally Experience dealing with nuanced responsibilities, and willingness to work between platform policy, strategy, and execution Professional background with managing and interpreting large amounts of data via Google Analytics or other analytics platform. Experience with YouTube and Facebook is required. Experience with Twitch, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok is a plus. You have a passion for news, politics, the media landscape, and progressive issues.


TYT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, please submit your resume to [email protected] and put Marketing Analyst in the subject.

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