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Audience Growth Director

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world.  IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. Traditionally, news and politics have been presented in a way that doesn’t lend itself to social sharing. We want to change that. By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.


The Audience Growth Director will be Responsible for

  • Working with leadership to execute strategy for expanding and growing audiences, across all platforms and on site
  • Helping develop new data tools, such as dashboards and A/B testing platforms.
  • Managing data team, aligning the team around common goals and objectives
  • Identifying the needs of verticals and platforms and clearly communicate those priorities
  • Owning the tactics we use to reach and build audiences; ensuring our editorial teams and product team are following the best guidelines to build audiences
  • Finding new opportunities for IJR to reach new audiences in a changing media landscape


Preferred Requirements

  • 5 years
  • Experience with SQL, Google 360 Suite, BigQuery, or similar data visualization and reporting tools
  • Ability to articulate depth and breadth of expertise in the following: Analytical thinking, communication for results, conceptual thinking, information seeking, openness to learning, results orientation, and thoroughness



  • Competitive compensation
  • Mac setup and monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Fast-paced environment with no bureaucracy
  • Monthly parking or Metro stipend
  • 100% premium covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 3% contribution to 401k
  • Catered lunch every Friday
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