Who we are

In our interconnected world, journalism needs to deliver common facts to divergent audiences. Our biggest stories, and greatest crises, are now global: from climate change to pandemics, rising inequality to supply chain disruption, political instability to the influence of social media. Yet global trust in the media is at an all-time low. This moment requires a new approach.

Enter Semafor. We are a team of deeply-experienced journalists and media professionals laser focused on providing a global audience with an unparalleled level of journalistic transparency; through innovative new forms, cutting through the noise of the news cycle with smart, distilled views, and exploring competing perspectives across borders.

Join us and help build a global news platform you can trust.

About the Role

As a Director of Audience Development for Semafor’s rapidly growing portfolio of live journalism, you will play a key role in convening the global leadership class around high-profile global and national events including roundtables, single topic forums, newsmaker interviews and multi-day summits. 

Our audience consists of high profile senior leaders in both the public and private sectors, requiring a high degree of sophistication, entrepreneurial and creative thinking in both curation and outreach. This is a Hybrid role, requiring 4 days per week in-office.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Support the development of a clear and ambitious curation audience thesis for each event in collaboration with internal stakeholders.
  • Curate & segment lists based on the audience thesis through databases, research and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Lead the operations of multi-channel audience outreach to achieve the demographic and capacity goals of the event including close collaboration with our design team, copywriting, email campaigns and website management. 
  • Forge and/or support strategic partnerships for extended reach into our Principal audiences. 
  • Act in the capacity of “Principal Concierge”, providing white glove service for attendees of Semafor events. 
  • Occasionally provide on the ground support at Semafor events. 

What makes you qualified

  • Experience developing and/or managing a community of senior leaders in the public and / or private sector. 
  • Highly organized executor. 
  • Confident and highly communicative collaborator 
  • Entrepreneurial and creative thinker
  • High comfort level working with data, databases and excel

Salary Range:

The base annual salary for this position at the time of posting will range from $120,000-$150,000 annually. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility, and qualifications. 


Additional job details

Comprehensive employee benefits: unlimited PTO, medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, flexible spending, health savings accounts, life insurance, 401(k), pre-Tax commuter benefits. (Benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements)

Semafor, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. Semafor, Inc. will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law

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