ABOUT THE POSITION
Technically Media, a local 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 DC.
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 community of Washington, D.C.
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.
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 of those items per day.
This role will have access to work out of a D.C. coworking space (cove Columbia Heights) 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 inspired by technology’s real-life impact and by building a sustainable business model for local news.
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 inclusive events. Based in Philadelphia, Technically Media publishes local technology news network Technical.ly in five mid-Atlantic communities. In October 2015, Technically Media also began publishing local social impact news site Generocity.org.
Interested individuals should contact Technically Media Editorial Director Christopher Wink at firstname.lastname@example.org and Technical.ly Editor-in-Chief Zack Seward at email@example.com. Please submit a resume, cover letter (with 2-3 references) and examples of your work.Mention you found this work on Technical.ly!
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