Time to Grow

This summer, Rise will celebrate five years of photos, videos, magazines, podcasts, parties, and apparel.

We’re expanding our media content even further, and all of it needs sponsorships from local partners.

Part Time Sales Associate

No Boundaries Magazine and LIFTED podcast cannot operate and grow without accompanying ad sales. The same can be said for Rise as a whole. Our video productions include customized work to highlight small and large WNY businesses, and covering local culture, news, entertainment, all of which needs advertising partners. This year, we’ll be expanding events as well – all of which need presenting sponsors.

The revenue from these projects also supports our ongoing blog and photography. On our website, we don’t produce clickbait just to run off ad revenue. Our advertising partners get far more than that from a partnership with us, and from our highly engaged audience. This is what immediately sets us apart from other small media organizations in the region.

Successful clients over the years have included M&T Bank, Campus Wheelworks, Try-it Distributing, Community Beerworks, Winter Jewelry, The Lexington Co-op, Hatchets & Hops, Tipico Coffee, lloyd, Churn, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Billy Club, Irish Classical Theatre, Torn Space Theater, Oxford Pennant, NFB Publishing, and countless others.

Community non profits that have benefited from sponsored work by Rise include Teach for America, Jericho Road, Buffalo String W0rks, ACLU, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, The International Institute of Buffalo, ROC Music, Allentown Association, Open Buffalo, Matt Urban Hope Center, as well as numerous artists and community organizations.

Our team is in need of a sales associate who is highly-motivated, personable, fearless, familiar with the small and large businesses of Western New York, and a believer in what Rise is trying to build in our community and region.

The ideal candidate has a relative understanding of Rise and can express why he or she would like to be involved with our organization. They have some experience in sales, either for an organization, or in selling themselves and their own work, and can work flexibly inside client business hours.

Associate will be trained to know and understand the impact of all of Rise’s offerings, how to discuss them in our voice, and be provided with all sales support from assistance with proposal, project management after a sale is secured, and reports of how each project performed in execution online. This is a commission-only position, with no caps on earnings. Salary and other perks offered after hitting designated thresholds.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to kevin@risecollaborative.com. Please include why you want to work with our team, what experiences personally or professionally qualify you for this job, and whatever questions you may have regarding the position. Commission rates, levels and perks will be discussed once your application is complete.

Other Contributors

We’re always looking for new writers. We compensate based on whether you’re writing for No Boundaries Magazine or our blog, and are in need of people who approach us with topics they’re already passionate about. Interested? Email three writing samples to hey@risecollaborative.com.

As our video production increases, we need to expand our crew. Have experience in video and sound production? Send us your rate sheet and at least three examples of your work to hey@risecollaborative.com.

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