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Technical.ly DC Contributing Reporter (Freelance)

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Technical.ly DC, a digital news publication covering the Washington metropolitan region’s tech and entrepreneurship community, is looking for a contributing reporter to support the daily news coverage done by our full-time beat reporter.

We cover local tech, but that means many things to many different people. While we’ll assign some stories, you’ll also get to choose what you’ll cover. Wanna go deep into the underground hacktivist scene? Or cover how cybersecurity is changing Virginia? Or chronicle how local immigrant-owned startups are affected by ever-shifting national policy? Do it. The contributing reporter will carve out their own beat(s) and own those spaces.

What we do best is cover a community very closely. We think of ourselves as a community newspaper for tech — we strive to know and report on every single person who’s making moves in a scene. We want to know why people are doing these things and what it means for the community and the city at large.

This will either be a month-to-month contract or a less structured freelance relationship, depending on the right writer’s needs. It is expected to pay between $150 and $500 per article depending on length, number of sources and the like.

 

Responsibilities

  • File 1-2 stories per month, including profiles and investigative features; for each piece, you’ll secure photos and other appropriate media, plus suggest headlines and deks
  • Communicate with Technical.ly’s assistant editor to coordinate coverage
  • Develop multiple beats within the local tech umbrella  (i.e. internet privacy, digital access, civic tech)
  • Use reporting and source relationships to find trends and grow smaller threads into larger concepts
  • Develop and maintain sources and other relationships with leading community members

 

Qualifications

We need someone who:

  • Can find stories on their own.
  • Has a hunger to break news and track trends.
  • Is serious about getting facts right.
  • Write about complex tech issues for a wider audience.

Since we’re locally focused, you should also care about your neighborhood and your region and if you share our belief that place is important.

 

Email stephen@technical.ly to indicate your interest. If you don’t fit this description exactly but are interested in learning more about contributing to Technical.ly DC, reach out to us about freelancing.

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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. Presently, we publish two niche news sites: Technical.ly, which focuses on local tech communities, and Generocity.org, which focuses on the social impact community of Philadelphia.

Our Story: Founded in Philadelphia in 2009 by Temple University graduates with backgrounds in journalism, the media startup has grown to more than 23 full-time employees and a wider network of contributors. We produce regular and annual events including the widely-publicized Philly Tech Week, which in April 2017 welcomed 15,000+ people across 150 events and 138 partners, and Baltimore Innovation Week, which in September 2016 hosted more than 9,000+ at 50+ events.

Our Values: Technically Media is a sustainable community acceleration organization. We value entrepreneurship, creativity, inclusion, flexibility, transparency and those who do, act and create, whom we highlight through news and events. Our team members are public community leaders who pursue new thinking, cherish local communities and are willing to ask challenging questions in order to get better answers. We use communication as a means for conflict resolution and community betterment. We have high standards for ourselves and others and consider professional goals to be personal ones as well.

Our Location: We are headquartered in the historic Curtis Center on beautiful Washington Square in Old City Philadelphia, with additional team members working out of vibrant coworking facilities in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Delaware and Brooklyn.

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