Office Manager, The Progressive magazine - Madison, WI

The Progressive magazine is seeking an industrious office manager to join our business team in publishing this historic, nationally-read print and online magazine.


This is a full-time, union-salaried position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Compensation package includes: Starting salary $32,000 annually, fully covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan.


The office manager works under the direction of the publisher and the editor-in-chief.


They perform duties as required to maintain smooth functioning of the office, including acting as front-desk receptionist, staffing phones, maintaining office equipment, handling mail, and organizing reports for the Board of Directors and for the Progressive Media Project.


The office manager coordinates events in conjunction with other business staff, including Progressive Media Project workshops, Fighting Bob Fest events, and fundraisers. They maintain calendars of key projects for the organization, publisher, and editor, and assist with projects and correspondence as needed and directed.


Strong applicants will have the following skills and characteristics:


  • Knowledge of and participation in progressive politics

  • Sense of humor and flexibility in responding to subscriber customer service needs

  • Ability to prioritize tasks as they arise, and maintain well-organized schedules for staff, meetings and projects

  • Sound grasp of grammar, critical thinking, communication and letter-writing skills

  • Accuracy when relaying messages to staff and excellent phone etiquette

  • Capacity to learn new technologies and implement administrative processes

  • Knowledge of event organizing and basic fundraising

  • Familiarity with recruiting, training and managing interns

  • Practice with meticulous data management and entry


To apply, please email a cover letter and resumé titled ‘office_manager - last name, first name’ as a single PDF document to by Friday, July 14th. Email subject line: 'Office Manager - last name, first name'



The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.