We're hiring! The Progressive, a 110-year-old national political magazine based in Madison, Wisconsin is looking for an experienced office manager with a strong passion for politics.

Office Manager

This is a full-time, union- salaried position that manages office operations of The Progressive.

General Duties: Help ensure 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.

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. 

Compensation: This is a full-time union salaried position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Salary range is $32,000- $36,000 annually, with a generous benefits package, including fully covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan.

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Position will be open until filled. We are strengthened by diversity and strongly encourage all individuals to apply. The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 


fighting bob

We must be aggressive for what is right, if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. There is work for everyone. The field is large. It is a glorious service, this service for the country.

—Fighting Bob LaFollette 1924