Poynter will hire an editor and a digital business manager

Poynter plans to hire a new editor of Poynter Online, as well as a part-time digital media manager. Both of these people will have an important influence on the future of Poynter.org.

The editor will oversee all publishing on the website and will help improve the site’s digital presence on social and mobile platforms. This person will edit and write stories, manage projects, oversee the online staff, and help diversify Poynter.org’s contributor base and sources. This person will also help the website think about creative new approaches to storytelling.

(I’ve been serving as interim editor for the past six months and will leave Oct. 11 to start a new job as managing director of Images & Voices of Hope, a nonprofit that highlights how the media can be a force for good.)

The digital business manager, a new position, will be responsible for growing the business operations of Poynter.org and Poynter’s News University. The manager will create initiatives to generate new sources of revenue for both sites and will work with others at the institute to provide online support for professional development programs, public events and the institute’s fundraising efforts.

The deadline to apply for both positions is Monday, Oct. 14.

Please click here for more info.

We have made it easy to comment on posts, however we require civility and encourage full names to that end (first initial, last name is OK). Please read our guidelines here before commenting.

  • Robert Knilands

    I’m excited there will be a different person serving as the editor. The reasons are numerous.

  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Good question. The Poynter Online editor needs to work from Poynter in St. Petersburg. The digital business manager can work remotely, though we prefer that this person work from the building.


  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Thanks, David! I’m looking forward to it. Please keep in touch.


  • http://www.thesocialpath.com/ DavidGriner

    Excited to hear about your new role with Images & Voices for Hope, Mallary. Sounds like a great organization.