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Who are the major players making the DMV’s tech economy tick? Which startup founders are building the companies that will grow into the region’s next big success stories? What do local technologists need to know to advance their careers, and what are the best workplaces that can hire them?
If you’re a journalist eager to uncover the answers to those big Qs, we have the role for you.
Technically Media, the digital media company best known for its local news site Technical.ly, is hiring a full-time beat reporter for its DC site — the one you’re looking at right now. We’re seeking someone who is eager to work a beat, file daily and build a network of sources in the region’s emerging business community. This person, driven by exceptional news and relationship-building instincts, will report on the D.C. metro’s tech and innovation economy. This includes the companies, workforce and support system that underpin it.
Yes, this means that after two and a half years on this beat, Technical.ly DC Market Editor Michelai Graham is moving on to pursue a new opportunity. Look for words from her about her move on her last day, Feb. 26.
At Technical.ly, we believe that journalism is a necessary act for strengthening any community. Our mission is to use news coverage to grow an audience of technologists and entrepreneurs inspired by local impact, and to bring them to action. The Technical.ly DC lead reporter will focus their reporting on the leaders of growing companies and the smartest technologists that support such companies. We fund our work by making connections in our community, through events, storytelling and services, particularly with talent acquisition strategies. Much of our most impactful work includes helping connect jobseekers and employers.
The ideal candidate will excel in cultivating source relationships to consistently deliver valuable local business news, quickly and accurately. They should have experience in and a willingness to experiment with new media and an interest in supporting and learning from an experienced journalistic enterprise. Plus, as a small, growing news media startup, we’re probably more fun than your traditional editorial role.
A little more about Technically Media, and the Technical.ly team:
- We’re headquartered in Philly but our newsroom is distributed across the mid-Atlantic, including Philly, Baltimore, D.C., Delaware — and soon, Pittsburgh. Of course, we’re all remote now, but the person in this reporter role can opt to work in a local coworking space once it’s safe to do so.
- Nowadays, we are big fans of Slack and gifs to keep connected, but normally we all meet up a few times per year for team retreats and market-specific events (like our tech jobs fair, NET/WORK).
- Our sister site Generocity covers social impact in Philadelphia.
- For a look at how our newsroom reported on a year of tumult and took new approaches to storytelling in the pandemic, check out this 2020 recap.
- But we’re more than a newsroom: Get to know the rest of the people who power Technical.ly.
Any questions about the role — or to apply — don’t hesitate to email me, Technical.ly’s managing editor: email@example.com. Let’s get to work.-30-
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