ABOUT THE POSITION
Technically Media, a digital media company best known for its local news network Technical.ly, is hiring a Market Editor, which serves as beat reporter and editorial point of contact for its D.C. site.
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. The D.C. staffer is responsible for community coverage, which primarily includes reporting but can also include the editing of outside contributors, including guest posts and freelance pieces.
This person with exceptional news and relationship-building instincts will work with the Technical.ly Editor-in-Chief to comprehensively report on the early stage tech, entrepreneurship and innovation communities of the D.C. area. The D.C. Market Editor will also work closely with our established Baltimore Market Editor.
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 D.C. Market Editor 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. You should have experience in and a willingness to experiment with new media, and an interest in supporting and learning from a journalism organization that gives value to all community members, including readers, event attendees and sponsors. Plus, as a small, growing media startup, we’re probably more fun than your traditional editorial role.
This is a full-time position with a salary ranging from $42,000 to $48,000, depending on experience. Staff members receive access to our company healthcare and dental plans, a 401k plan, a monthly IT stipend for our bring-your-own-device work environment and other related benefits.
The Market Editor will report directly to the Technical.ly Editor-in-Chief and work closely with our distributed newsroom, in particular our Baltimore Market Editor. Though our editorial team is situated within the communities we report on, our newsroom is active daily via Slack, and we additionally find regular opportunities to work together in person across our markets. With the support of freelance and guest contributors, we aim to publish three items per day on our D.C. site. This role will likely report the bulk of those 15 items per week, while overseeing guest and freelance contributors for the rest, with independence on determining that mix. In addition to directly reporting to the Technical.ly Editor in Chief, the D.C. Market Editor will work closely with the Baltimore Market Editor, as these markets work in conjunction to cover the entire DMV region. There will be regular collaboration and daily coordination.
This role will operate out of the Technically Media satellite office at 1776 DC. Limited travel to company headquarters in Philadelphia may be required, in addition to opportunities to connect with our expanding market footprint.
The person in this role is expected to spend roughly 80 percent of their time reporting in D.C., 10 percent editing other contributors and 10 percent doing supplementary tasks like supporting strategy, editorial products, social media engagement and administrative work.
The position is ideal for someone passionate about beat reporting and source development. Bonus points for being inspired by technology and our efforts to build a sustainable model for impactful local journalism. At its core, this is a reporting role, but we’ve found our most successful editorial hires have been those who want to gain some editing experience, hence the inclusion of some of that. You will be sole full-time editorial hire in D.C., meaning you must have a drive to be the most connected person in a community. There are ample opportunities for such growth in our organization.
Candidates should likely possess the following qualifications:
Interested individuals should contact Technical.ly Editor-in-Chief Zack Seward at email@example.com. Please submit a resume, short cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the role (with 2–3 references) and examples of your work.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Technically Media is a digital media company best known for publishing local tech news network Technical.ly in five Mid-Atlantic communities and the social impact–focused news site Generocity.org.
Interested individuals should contact Technical.ly Editor-in-Chief Zack Seward at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a resume, short cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the role (with 2–3 references) and examples of your work.Mention you found this work on Technical.ly!
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