Business Development and Sponsorship Specialist

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jan 18, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

The freedom to innovate, the resources to make a difference. Here at Twin Cities PBS (TPT) we look to inspire, inform and uplift the communities in which we reside. And, TPT is seeking a Business Development and Sponsorship Specialist to join our team and assist in the execution of Next Avenue’s business development and revenue-driving initiatives that create meaningful and impacting national content for our 50+ audience.


  • Provide account support for grant-funded and revenue-generating projects (sponsorships, content licensing, partnerships) including coordinating billing and contracts, tracking, scheduling, execution, preparing reporting and maintaining paperwork.
  • Work directly with clients to maintain relationships, advance project execution and answer questions.
  • Maintain client lists and account information in coordination with TPT Finance.
  • Assist manager in developing and executing new strategies to improve performance in achieving revenue-generating goals.
  • Assist manager in researching, identifying and doing outreach to potential sponsors and partners.
  • Work with manager to ensure that products / services are of the highest quality, delivered in a timely manner and meet sponsor and partner expectations.


  • Assist in leading impact measurement and analysis for grants and revenue projects by developing, executing and analyzing tactics.
  • Gather data and information for required project reporting and work with other departments as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree required in Business, Communication or relevant field.
  • 2-3 years in sales, fundraising or related business development experience. Administrative experience a plus.
  • Highly knowledgeable with digital media – SEO, SEM, digital advertising, website design, and online video.
  • Demonstrated success and experience with financial management, planning and analysis, and ability to understand and develop performance reports using Google Analytic Data.
  • Ability to analyze data and turn insights into actionable campaign strategies.
  • Strives for excellence in her/his work, and can quickly build strong relationship and trust with staff, board, prospect partners, and diverse communities.
  •  Excellent and persuasive communicator with exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and CRM - experience with strategic marketing a plus.
  • Successful track record of reliability, timeliness and ability to execute within budget and on short deadlines.
  • Confidence in pitching and closing business deals and comfortable calling and collaborating with new prospects.
  • An energetic, self-starter and self-motivated individual.
  • Demonstrated drive, determination, and passionate about the power of public media and non-profits.

If you possess the necessary qualifications, please visit our Career Center at to apply online.

Twin Cities Public Television is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Veteran / Disability employer.

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