Generocity Contributing Reporter

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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, 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 team in the historic Curtis Center at 601 Walnut St. Feel free to work with us there, though you may work remotely.

Expected responsibilities:

  • File five items per week, ranging from news updates and events coverage to profiles to quick event previews and aggregation with added context. For each piece, you’ll secure photos and other appropriate media, plus write headlines, deks and photo captions.
  • Attend roughly one community event per week, source stories and interview community members to tell the most accurate, comprehensive and inclusive narrative to build an audience of nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors and philanthropists.
  • Communicate with Generocity editor and lead reporter to coordinate coverage.
  • Follow our editorial calendar and weekly editorial mix.


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:

  • One to three years of reporting experience
  • The instinct of a connector and an obsession with knowing the ins and outs of a community
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills
  • A religious view of AP style, grammatical and syntax standards and the like; must have an opinion on the Oxford comma (and if it’s the wrong opinion, we’ll fix it)
  • An understanding of WordPress or other open source content management systems and social media apps
  • Knowledge of and interest in local and national philanthropy and social impact

About Us

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 in five mid-Atlantic communities. In October 2015, Technically Media began publishing, 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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Email Editor Julie Zeglen at with your résumé, a grammatically flawless cover letter and links to a few examples of your work.

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