Technically Media, a local niche news and events organization best known for its local tech news network Technical.ly, social impact site Generocity.org and annual event series Philly Tech Week, is hiring a Lead Reporter for its Technical.ly Philly site.
The Lead Reporter is our organization’s primary point of contact for sources and community members of the Philadelphia technology and entrepreneurship community. We use beat business reporting and community journalism to convene this collection of technologists and entrepreneurs, and you must be our chief connector and narrator.
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.
This role will report directly to the Technical.ly Managing Editor. With the support of freelance and guest contributors, we aim to publish 3-5 items per day in Philadelphia. This role might report 3-4 of those items of various lengths and story types, while following other story ideas.
This role will operate out of Technically Media offices in the Curtis Center building of the Washington Square neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The person in this role is expected to spend three quarters of their time interviewing, writing and reporting and one quarter doing supplementary tasks such as supporting strategy, social media engagement and meeting with internal staff.
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. This position will start on roughly Monday, May 20, 2019.
This position is ideal for someone with some editorial experience and interests but seeking something that allows for growth in beat reporting skills and exploration of nontraditional story types. Bonus points for being excited by local or niche news specifically.
Candidates should likely possess the following qualifications:
To apply: Email Technical.ly Managing Editor Julie Zeglen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this role, and links to some examples of your work. Plus, for fun, your favorite GIF of the moment.Apply Now
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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