Streetsblog is an independent media organization informing people about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit. Since 2006, our reporters have broken important stories about efforts to design and manage streets for people instead of motor vehicles by building bicycle networks, making transit more useful, claiming space for pedestrians, and curbing traffic. Our writing raises the profile of these issues with policy makers and makes them engaging for a broad audience.
We’re searching for a talented writer/editor to lead the coverage on Streetsblog NYC and Streetsblog USA. This is an opportunity to build on Streetsblog’s reputation for influential online media and take it in new directions.
Working in New York with our publisher and reporting staff, the Streetsblog editor-in-chief produces original journalism and opinion, making the case for policies that give people the freedom to get around by walking, biking, and transit while reducing car traffic.
In addition, we’re looking for an editor who can expand on Streetsblog’s current platform by seeking out content collaborators, identifying new methods to distribute Streetsblog media, and developing strategies to mobilize readers to advocate for policy change.
The Streetsblog editor-in-chief will:
• Work with the publisher and board of directors to shape the overall direction of Streetsblog content and lay out a strategic vision for the organization
Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
• Direct Streetsblog’s full-time reporting team, freelancers, volunteers, and other collaborators to produce material, from story selection through final publication
• Manage web design consultants to maintain and improve Streetsblog’s technical platform, including the launch of new features
• Run Streetsblog NYC’s social media feeds and email communications
• Oversee budgeting and personnel decisions
• Lead fundraising and development, working with the board of directors to grow revenue for the organization
Must be smart, savvy and have the ability to quickly understand policy issues, strategy and tactics.
Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to manage staff and coordinate volunteer contributors.
Fluency in social media, especially Twitter, with demonstrated ability to grow a following.
Knowledge of transportation policy and New York City politics a real plus.
Experience in online publishing, new or traditional media is a plus.
Must have a proven record of accomplishment.