Strategic Partnerships Manager Political and Advocacy

Advertising United States West Region


McClatchy is a leading media organization with a powerful print and online audience. We connect top-tier advertisers and agencies with high-quality audiences across multi-platform campaigns.

The McClatchy Political team has developed strategies that specialize in offering both targeted and effective digital strategies to politically focused clients PACs, corporations, and advocacy groups. We are currently looking to hire a full-time Strategic Partnerships Manager Political and Advocacy to focus exclusively on political business.

Our Strategic Partnerships Manager Political and Advocacy are responsible for driving revenue by prospecting and onboarding new clients within the political, government and advocacy verticals. The Account Executive focuses on identifying strong leads and building and maintaining ongoing agency and advertiser relationships.

Each Strategic Partnerships Manager Political and Advocacy uses strategy to prepare media plans for prospective clients and strong sales skills to close deals. Successful candidates should be excellent communicators who are persistent and financially motivated.

Key Competencies:

Digital Mindset
Public Speaking
Process Oriented
Critical Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Category knowledge

Primary responsibilities:

Identify quality political, government and advocacy prospects, reach out to potential clients, and work through sales cycles to close new business accounts
Build strong relationships with advertising agencies and advertisers within these categories to ensure long-term success of both new and existing campaigns
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a deadline-driven mentality
Stay up to date with industry trends to share expertise and advise clients on new campaign ideas
Work with Account Management, Media Buying, Research and Graphic
Design teams to meet and exceed client performance expectations
Travel to meet with prospects and clients as needed


Five years of political vertical experience
Bachelor’s Degree - Journalism, Business or Marketing Sales mentality and strong negotiation, communication and writing skills
Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and/or Google Docs
Ability to work independently while contributing to the goals of the team
Willingness to occasionally travel to build agency and advertiser relationships

What we’ll bring: 
As a McClatchy employee, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on well-being and daily life, our package options includes healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. 

Our overall benefit package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit  

About McClatchy: 
Our impact is growing every day. We have 30 growing news markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger.

As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of an exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth — a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.