Want to give back to your community by helping your local newspaper? The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (www.swdc.org) seeks a motivated, energetic volunteer to oversee the advertising relationships of the 50-year-old, respected newspaper of Southwest Washington DC. The Advertising Manager is an outspoken representative of the mission and significance of The Southwester and works to broaden the pool of advertising support for the newspaper.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Soliciting new and existing advertisers by email, telephone, and in person (usually within walking distance of Southwest), and following up on late payments as needed
  • Coordinating with The Southwester’s Business Manager on the newspaper’s finances
  • Working with advertisers on newspaper ad content and communicating with The Southwester’s layout team about ad placement and design
  • This is an unpaid volunteer position comprising about 2 hours of work per week
  • Duties can be completed from home with a phone, computer, printer, and Internet access; or from the Assembly’s office at M and 4th Streets SW

Required Skills:

  • Computer experience: Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • An organized, professional manner
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • An ability to communicate the mission, value, and readership of The Southwester to advertisers and the general public

Desired Skills:

  • An eagerness to represent our community newspaper and help it thrive
  • A willingness to seek new sources of advertising support for The Southwester
  • A belief in the values of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, as captured below


Interested? Email your resume to Kamilla Kovacs, Assembly VP, at knkovacs@gmail.com


The Mission of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly is…

“To improve the quality of life for all residents; to open to every resident the wide cultural horizon of urban living; to help create rich and equal social, educational, and economic opportunities for residents of Southwest; to assist in providing the opportunity for gainful employment for all; to promote development of the economic and aesthetic potential of Southwest; and to preserve its diverse history. This mission shall be pursued without regard to the social, economic, and racial barriers that have divided cities in the past. “

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