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 Business Manager is a highly organized, responsible individual who collaborates with The Southwester’s Advertising Manager to track the finances and advertising revenue of the newspaper.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working with Advertising Manager to generate and send invoices to existing advertisers
  • Keeping track of payments from advertisers
  • Managing a merchant credit card account and other resources to accept payments
  • Coordinating with the Assembly’s Treasurer regarding The Southwester’s finances, including:Notifications of advertising income
  • Requesting payment for newspaper production
  • Providing Treasurer with monthly accounting reports (on a cash basis)
  • This is an unpaid volunteer position comprising about 2 hours of work per week
  • Duties can be completed from home using 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
  • Experience with basic accounting/bookkeeping
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn Quicken for Home & Business
  • An organized, professional manner
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Desired Skills: 

  • An eagerness to represent our community newspaper and help it thrive


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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