Job Posting - Digital Managing Editor for 100 Days in Appalachia

Aug 30, 2017

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) and West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media Innovation Center are recruiting for a dynamic leadership position with our digital publication, 100 Days in Appalachia. This rapidly growing publication has received national and international recognition, and serves a diverse audience seeking new insights and rural context for the political fractures that resonate across many American communities.

100 Days in Appalachia is based at the Reed College of Media’s Media Innovation Center and is run by a small team of hard-working individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves and take on any challenge.

We are looking for a rock-star Digital Managing Editor to manage the production process of all editorial content and to tackle a few reporting pieces along the way. We’re swimming in copy and content and need a DME to keep it all moving, while helping to develop and perfect it at the same time and work closely with a talented team of contributing editors and freelancers from across the country. We’re looking for an individual with keen political and cultural insights about the region, and an entrepreneurial spirit who can help take the 100 Days publication to the next level and participate in our growing partnerships with national and international media.

The right candidate must be ambitious, a talented editor and solid writer, but someone who is comfortable working in and out of the spotlight to better the project as a whole, and who can represent the brand on occasion at public events. This individual must be a stellar communicator and project manager — someone who can jump in and just take the lead on getting stuff done — and considers no task too big or too small.

This WVPB employee is based at the WVU Media Innovation Center and reports to 100 Days editorial leadership. Candidates from the mid-Atlantic area are strongly encouraged to apply.

Read more about 100 Days in Appalachia.

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to ebajobs@wvpublic.org

100 Days in Appalachia is an innovative news outlet in partnership with WVPB, the WVU Reed College of Media Innovation Center and The Daily Yonder, with funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and The Democracy Fund.

WV Educational Broadcasting Authority is an equal opportunity employer.