Technically Media, a local niche news and events organization best known for its local tech news network Technical.ly, is hiring a part-time Lead Reporter to contribute reporting, develop an audience and maintain relationships on behalf of Technical.ly Delaware.
This person with exceptional news and community building instincts will work with the Technical.ly Editor in Chief and Technical.ly Associate Editor to effectively and comprehensively report on the early stage tech, entrepreneurship and innovation commnity of Delaware, including prominent focus on the creative class of Wilmington, the academic research and commercialized technology of Newark and state policy of Dover.
We believe that journalism is a necessary act for strengthening any community. Our mission is to use editorial to grow an audience of technologists and entrepreneurs inspired by local impact and bring them to action. That action can include seeking career opportunities, being inspired to greater work, connecting to community resources or other acts related to our mission. You are our local champion for our network of services. Your primary role is to maintain and grow our audience of technologists and entrepreneurs.
The ideal candidate will excel in balancing source relationships to consistently deliver valuable community news quickly and accurately. You should have experience in and a willingness to experiment with new media and be interested in supporting and learning from a journalistic enterprise — a journalism organization that gives value to all community members, including readers, event attendees and sponsors. Plus, as a small, growing news media startup, we’re probably more fun than your traditional editorial role.
This is a 25 to 30-hour a week, part-time position paid between $1,750 to $2,000 monthly or $21,000 to $24,000 annually, depending on experience and output. Part-time staff can buy into the company healthcare plan (currently with Independence Blue Cross) and dental coverage (United Concordia).
This role will report directly to the Technical.ly Editor in Chief with support from the Technical.ly Associate Editor. Presently Technical.ly is published in five local markets, with an additional network-wide site. With the support of freelance and guest contributors, we aim to publish 4-5 items per market, per day, with the Lead Reporter responsible for 3-4 of those items per day. These are not all reported features but rather include short updates and other information that grows our audience of technologists and entrepreneurs in Delaware.
This role will have access to work out of a Wilmington coworking space and be encouraged to spend time in the community.
An average 30-hour week for this role might look something like this:
The position is ideal for someone passionate about beat reporting and local community development. Bonus points for being by local tech and our trying to build a sustainable local model.
Candidates should likely possess the following qualifications:
Technically Media Inc. is a publishing strategy firm that focuses on making communities better with niche news and events work. Based in Philadelphia, Technically Media publishes local technology news network Technical.ly in five mid-Atlantic communities. In October 2015, Technically Media began publishing local social impact news site Generocity.org.
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