Editor-In-Chief, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Charlottesville Tomorrow seeks an inspiring and imaginative newsroom leader with a heart for the organization’s guiding values of community, truth, and equity to become its first Editor-In-Chief.
We are a mission-driven, multicultural nonprofit public service news organization serving Charlottesville, VA, and the surrounding region and a member of INN, LION, and VPA. Our newsroom covers the issues that are most important in our community with a focus on race and equity dynamics. The Editor-In-Chief reports to the Executive Director, leads our five-person news team, and is one of the leaders of the Charlottesville Inclusive Media project, a local partnership with Black-owned media organizations. This is a senior leadership position. Successful candidates will be comfortable with managing partnerships, communicating on behalf of the organization, producing content across multiple platforms and channels, and ensuring that our newsroom delivers excellent journalism on a weekly basis. We are looking for a person who loves local news but also sees beyond the limitations of traditional news coverage. We seek someone who understands that being visible, present, and accountable with our community and knowledgeable about its people is core to any journalistic success. We are looking for a leader who understands that all good work starts with being a good human being and that the future of local journalism relies on including a diversity of voices at every level.
Charlottesville is a college town facing increasing home prices, education disparities, a large income gap and a reckoning with race, both separate and intertwined with the violence of the 2017 white supremacist rallies. It is a competitive and fast-changing small media market with high visibility in state and national news cycles. And it is a fast-growing, multicultural node in the region’s knowledge and finance economy. The cost and quality of living are high, and it is a short drive from Washington D.C. and Richmond.
Salary Range: $70-90K. To apply send resume to djhennicke@cvilletomorrow – Dan Hennicke.