Generocity Editor

Technically Media, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date PostedJanuary 10, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

About the position

Technically Media, a local niche news and events organization best known for its local tech news network and social impact site, is hiring a Generocity Editor to oversee the site’s daily publishing and community engagement. Generocity reports on people, trends and best practices of the Greater Philadelphia region’s social impact sector (i.e. nonprofitsphilanthropysocial enterpriseslocal governmentimpact investingactivism).

The Generocity Editor will be a person with exceptional news and community building instincts who will shape and execute the site’s editorial strategy and model. They will manage several freelance contributing reporters, write a few articles per week and help set the strategy and tactics that are meaningful for a modern newsroom.

We believe that journalism is a necessary act for strengthening any community. Our newsroom builds trust with nonprofit, philanthropic and civic pros and social impact entrepreneurs, helping these leaders and others navigate their careers with insight and strengthen their organizations with insight into the trends of a changing sector.

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 making connections, including via 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 Generocity is published in one local market. We aim to publish 2-3 items per day, including sponsored and marketing content — or 10-15 items across the site per week.

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.

Expected responsibilities

The person in this role is expected to spend half of their time editing; a quarter writing; and a quarter focused on strategic, cross-departmental opportunities.

The role includes these responsibilities:

  • Inform and deploy an overall organizational editorial strategy, including our annual editorial calendar and daily items that inform readers
  • Support contributing reporters, columnists and guest post contributors
  • Write 1-5 articles of various lengths per week as needed
  • Maintain and grow quality relationships with social impact professionals in the region for source and partnership cultivation
  • Oversee metrics such as monthly site visitors and open rates of our newsletter products
  • Edit marketing content, sponsored content, email newsletters and other non-editorial content products
  • Manage Generocity’s social media strategy
  • Contribute ideas for new cross-departmental editorial products, such as newsletter or editorial calendar series
  • Manage the editorial budget and make needed budget adjustments to fulfill organizational and departmental goals
  • Attend and speak at Generocity events, such as Tech in the Commons


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:

  • 1-3 years of editing experience AND at least that in beat reporting and long-form editorial work
  • Experience leading a newsroom, including editing and managing reporters; experience managing a departmental budget is preferred
  • Obsessive view of AP style, grammatical and syntax standards and the like; must have an opinion on the Oxford comma
  • Empathy to ask “why” of our coverage, plus an instinct to know when publicly critical reporting provides the most value and when asking the question privately first to maintain relationship connections does the job for longer-term community building
  • Excitement about our mission and representing it on a regional stage: We’re proud of what we do for our communities and are passionate about exploring how we fund our work by serving those very same communities
  • Knowledge of and interest in local and national philanthropy and social impact
  • An understanding of online content management systems, and social media applications (experience with WordPress or other open source content management systems is desirable)

Other information

  • This role is based out of Technically Media’s Philadelphia headquarters.
  • This role must be available to support breaking news, relevant event production and working with contributing reporters, though other hours are flexible and we celebrate work-life balance.
  • Though results matter most and Technically Media prides itself on flexibility, as a guide, this role might expect to work roughly 45 hours a week.

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 four Mid-Atlantic communities and social impact-focused news site

Apply for this job

Interested individuals should contact Managing Editor Julie Zeglen at Please submit a résumé, cover letter (with 2-3 references) and examples of your work.

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