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About Us

Position Available

Business Associate Wanted

We are looking for a freelance, part-time, off-site business associate to service advertisers and maintain the accounts payable. The candidate must be extremely organized; technically proficient, detail oriented and have outstanding customer service skills.

The responsibilities include:

• Communicating with advertisers and prospects, providing digital advertising support and service; scheduling ads, posting them to the website, and invoicing advertisers.
• Maintaining ad sales software for lead tracking and account history.

Requirements of the position:

• Must be detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
• Proficient in managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously and able to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
• High level of self-direction and self-motivation.
• Tech-savvy and comfortable with general computer programs and applications (i.e, spreadsheets); willing to learn new software.
• Strong written, verbal and diplomacy skills.
• Comparative responsible office or publishing experience and interest in the media.
• Must have excellent Internet/Skype access and telephone reception.
• Proximity to central Berkshires.

Approximately 20 flexible hours per week.

Please reply with a cover letter and your resume to:


About Us: What They’re Saying

Rural Intelligence provides a carefully curated, lively guide to the best of this culturally rich region. It’s like having a best friend with great taste, insatiable curiosity and a continuing delight in all our corner of the world offers.  Highly recommended!—Megan Whilden, Director of Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield
“I’m in the town of Northeast, between Pine Plains and Millerton, and on the weekend I will travel up to 45 minutes in any direction for music, good food or other interesting ‘goings on.’ I don’t know what possessed you to cover points of interest for us tri-staters….but it was a stroke of BRILLIANCE. I look forward to your e-mail every Friday to discover the few things that I haven’t been able to pick up in the Taconic papers. You’ve provided a real service! Thanks!—Madelon Sann, New York City
“Congratulations…your site is evolving fantastically! We recommend it to everyone and send links to friends near and far.” —Carol Sadlon, owner, The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY
“Williamstown LOVES Rural Intelligence for its ability to cross boundaries, cover miles and uncover great stories. RI has enabled us to share ideas and engage in other forms of intelligent rural life beyond our immediate borders.”  —Carolann Patterson, marketing director, Williamstown Theatre Festival
“We all so appreciate the posting you did for Cornwall’s Library benefit held this weekend. So many people came through your listing, and commented on your excellent & enthusiastic coverage. It truly helped us achieve our fund raising goal and I think also gave many a wonderful day in the world of food. —Peggy Tagliarino, West Cornwall, CT
“You’re the hottest thing in the Berkshires!”  —Neil Chrisman, former chairman of the board, Jacob’s Pillow
“It’s all looking so fantastic.  Congratulations.  It’s the magazine I always wished we had here.—Tim Lovett, Berkshire Property Agents, Great Barrington, MA
You are doing a huge service and creating quite a stir with the aptly named Rural Intelligence—so rare to find a website that consistently hits the mark in visual aesthetics and good writing!  And provides the info one needs to fully appreciate the culture, food, and natural beauty of our area.  —Serine Hastings, Paper Trail Rhinebeck, NY”
I love what you’re doing with your business.  It has a great aura.” —Andrew Gates, Little Gates & Co, Millerton, NY
“I love your newsletter. Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into making such a beautiful and informative venue for those of us who live in the Berkshires.” —Susan Donghey, Ashley Falls, MA
“Thanks for all the coverage you’ve been doing in Pittsfield and the art scene.  It is great that you’ve stepped up to the plate at this moment in time.  I think it is a great opportunity for all of us to create the Cultural Corridor scene using the immediate media that you’ve chosen…. the quick fix and ability to forward or link is how we’re getting info around.” —Leslie Ferrin, The Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
“I’m increasingly impressed by your site and the quality of information—not to mention how quickly you cover happenings far and wide in our area. As much as I love print, I’m seeing the light with what you are doing with local coverage online. It kicks ass!”
Kimberly Rawson
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