Generocity, the Philadelphia social impact news site published by Technically Media, is hiring a contract contributing reporter to contribute to our regional coverage. This is a month-to-month contract with an option to extend to a longer term. It pays $1,000 to $1,500 per month, depending on experience.
The contributing reporter will supplement our daily news coverage, which also features stories by freelance reporters and guest posts from community members. This person will work closely with the Generocity editor, Julie Zeglen.
At Technically Media, which also publishes local tech news site Technical.ly, we believe that journalism is a necessary act for strengthening any community. Our mission is to use editorial to grow an audience of nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors and local government officials and bring them to action, whether that be social good, community convening or other acts.
We think of ourselves as something like a community newspaper for social impact — we strive to know and report on every single person who’s leading and contributing to this conversation about delivering on mission more efficiently and effectively. We want to know why people are doing these things and what it means for the community and the city at large. No story is too small. You’ll mix reported features and profiles with quick link-outs to cool data visualizations, event previews and aggregation pieces with wider context. You’ll get good at juggling all these different kinds of content. You’ll learn how to figure out what content form is best for the story you’re pursuing. We’ll help with a structured guide for deadlines and story types, and you fill in the rest with sources, stories and ideas.
The Generocity team operates out of Technically Media offices in Philadelphia, co-located with the Technical.ly team in the historic Curtis Center at 601 Walnut St. Feel free to work with us there, though you may work remotely.
This position is great for someone who has editorial experience and interests but is seeking something experimental to further develop beat reporting experience. Bonus points for being excited by local or niche news specifically. Double bonus points for familiarity with Philly’s social impact community.
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 five mid-Atlantic communities. In October 2015, Technically Media began publishing Generocity.org, an existing social impact-focused news outlet.
Technically Media is committed to promoting inclusivity and cultural diversity. We believe that our community is better served by sharing multiple viewpoints and perspectives. Our goal is to create an environment that is rich in cultural, social and intellectual diversity. To learn more about culture at Technically Media, check out our Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook pages.
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