The Harvard Crimson is an entirely student-run, financially independent publication. The business division raises revenue to support the $600,000 annual operating budget amid a radically transforming media landscape. Our team of highly innovative and dedicated associates operates and grows the million-dollar business that is The Harvard Crimson.
What We Do
Our mission as the Business Board is to financially support the mission and operations of The Harvard Crimson by building a tenacious, cohesive, and growth-minded team. We pride ourselves on the ability to maintain foresight and agility in an increasingly complex industry.
Our business segments lie in: advertising, marketing services, educational programs, subscriptions, and contract printing, which allows us to work with a range of clients and partners, both domestically and abroad.
Our team members not only have the opportunity to gain tangible and highly valuable skills in client strategy, negotiation, sales, and business development, but also learn and practice leadership skills.
Unsurprisingly, the Business Board's alumni include a variety of significant global leaders around the world in business and politics.
Former CEO, Microsoft
Previous Advertising Manager on The Crimson Business Board
Steve is the former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, which during his tenure grew to almost $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable company in the United States. He is also the chairman of the LA Clippers basketball team.
What We Believe
The Crimson Business Board is the best way to gain real, valuable business experience as a student at Harvard. Our team is a lean and agile one, which allows every member of our team to solve complex business problems and make an impact on the growth of our business, all while working alongside some of the most genuine, passionate, and motivated people that you will meet.
Professionalism. We must remember that we represent and sustain the best college newspaper in the nation. This carries into our professional and peer relationships.
Inventiveness. The business of journalism is a complex industry that demands sharp business acumen and resourcefulness in order to earn success.
Results. Every individual and leader must look towards delivering immediate for our clients and partners
Sustainability. We must operate cautiously and a manner that can be sustained over time, especially in a business with yearly leadership turnover.