The Philadelphia Inquirer is seeking a senior editor to create and lead a new reporting and community engagement team. We are looking for a journalist with a strong reporting and editing background. Equally important is a robust track record of community engagement and a deep commitment to embedding community engagement into every stage of your team’s work.This Senior Editor will lead a team of 6-9 reporters, editors and community engagement specialists, with a central mission of increasing the representation and visibility of undercovered, underserved, and misrepresented greater Philadelphia communities in The Inquirer.
As Senior Editor, you’ll manage coverage and edit your team’s work. You’ll also model the direct community engagement you expect from your team, and use that engagement to guide your team’s editorial direction. You and your team will also work closely with the broader newsroom, lending perspective and expertise to ongoing coverage, creating more community-centric initiatives across desks. This is an opportunity to build a team from the ground up. You’ll play the leading role in defining the team’s focus and its approach to building meaningful relationships with the community. You’ll also have the opportunity to hire several journalists for this new team.
Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers, Inquirer.com, e-Editions, apps, newsletters, and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: Why? Why? Why?” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder
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