ABOUT THE POSITION
Technically Media, a local niche news and events organization best known for its local tech news network Technical.ly and social impact site Generocity.org, is hiring a Technical.ly Managing Editor to oversee the daily publishing and community engagement led by Technical.ly’s editorial team. This role would work exclusively on our Technical.ly product.
This person with exceptional news and community building instincts will report to the Technical.ly Chief Creative Officer to shape and execute the network’s editorial strategy and model. This person will lead a team of 3 full-time reporters in the Mid-Atlantic region and help set the strategy and tactics that are meaningful for a modern newsroom.
Technical.ly is the premier news organization reporting on how local business communities change, with dedicated focus on the country’s densest region. Our newsroom builds trust with technologists and entrepreneurs, helping these leaders and others navigate their careers through an economy in change. Technical.ly was founded 10 years ago by young reporters with a simple premise: digital community journalism needs a business model beyond advertising, and with local tech communities surging, a news organization could play an important role in facilitating connections.
The ideal candidate has experience in and a willingness to experiment with new media and is interested in supporting and learning from a community journalism enterprise — an organization building a business model around helping make connections, including jobs, education and more. Our newsroom pledges to be accurate, relevant and productive for the communities we serve. Plus, as a small, growing news media startup, we’re probably more fun than your traditional editorial role.
Presently Technical.ly is published in four local markets, with an additional network-wide site and frequent pop-ups and perspectives from other local tech ecosystems. Excluding that network site, we aim to publish 4-5 items per market, per day, including sponsored and marketing content — or 20-25 items across the network per day. With plans to continue to expand Technical.ly, this role has opportunity for additional growth.
This is a full-time salaried position. Staff have access to our company healthcare plan (currently with Independence Blue Cross), dental (United Concordia), a 401k plan, a monthly IT stipend for our bring-your-own-device work environment and other related benefits.
The person in this role is expected to spend three quarters of their time editing; and one-quarter focused on strategic, cross-departmental opportunities.
Position is ideal for someone with editorial experience and interests but seeking something that allows for deep creativity in developing a sustainable journalism product. Bonus points for being excited by local or niche news specifically.
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 events work. Based in Philadelphia, Technically Media publishes local technology news network Technical.ly in four Mid-Atlantic communities and social impact–focused news site Generocity.org.
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