Technically Media is a digital media company that focuses on building and making connections within our community of professionals. We do this with journalism, events and services. We publish Technical.ly and Generocity.org; our clients are growing organizations with hiring and retention needs (employer brand marketing and other talent services), among others who want to meet members of our community.
We already have a vibrant community of 100,000 professionals and dozens of the fastest-growing tech and product teams across the mid-Atlantic. Now we are seeking an experienced, creative and mission-minded Editorial Director to oversee and improve our newsroom and audience growth and engagement strategies. This is a crucial role overseeing our efforts to grow and engage our community of professionals — the bedrock of our work. This community looks to us to help inform, educate and connect them with career opportunities. Above all else you must prioritize listening to our technology and innovation-minded readers. You own our reader journey (from social media follow to casual reader to newsletter subscriber to professional using our services to advance their career), reader personas and the team that drives this.
We are an efficient team of 17. This role reports directly to the CEO and oversees our Editorial team, including our Technical.ly Managing Editor, Generocity.org Editor and contract audience engagement contractors. You will work closely with our Vice President of Sales and Marketing (who oversees our Buyer Journey) and our Product Director (who oversees the work we do to connect our Reader and Buyer journeys).
We need someone passionate about building online communities, inquisitive and value-obsessed. You should be creative and excited about how a newsroom drives value. We have a newsroom featuring three experienced editors (who will report to you) and five beat reporters who cover our local communities. You’ll help guide their work for maximum effect, including both informing editorial strategy and deploying specific series. We want to serve the needs of our community to grow and introduce those interested to our clients.
If you don’t meet 100% of this role’s qualifications but you’re passionate about our work, you should still seriously consider applying. That’s especially true if you are a woman, person of color or from another underrepresented group. Research shows people who have been underrepresented in leadership roles often discount their own experience. We won’t.
The Editorial Director will relentlessly challenge, tweak and improve the methods we use to drive value for readers and therefore grow our online community. You will view our independent newsroom, robust newsletter portfolio, social media platforms and other online communities (including a public Slack and Meetup) as tools for informing and connecting our readers with opportunities. You work to maximize the number of technology professionals who benefit from our work and consider themselves a part of our communities. Newsletter subscribers are a crucial metric you track; with overall audience and other analytics informing your work.
Technically Media is a digital media company that specializes in niche communities and career advancement. Presently we publish Technical.ly, a multi-local news site focused on economic growth, and Generocity.org, which reports on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in Philadelphia.
Our Mission: We convene the smartest people and organizations in industries that matter for local communities to thrive in the future. To do that, we make connections with journalism, events and services.
Our Vision: We envision better workplaces that create more equitable communities.
Values: Welcoming, Challenging, Connective
Our Location: We are headquartered in the historic Curtis Center in Old City Philadelphia, with a satellite office in Baltimore. We additionally have reporters based in each community we serve.
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