The Philadelphia Inquirer

Project Editor - The Future of Work (Writer/Reporter)
 The Philadelphia Inquirer is a public benefit corporation owned by the nonprofit Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Together, we’re at the center of a critical mission to create a lasting future for ambitious, engaging, and useful local journalism. We’re doing this, in part, by deepening our connection with the communities we serve. Our integrated digital and print platforms are the Philadelphia region’s largest media network. We’re passionate about building a sustainable model for indispensable local journalism, and we take pride in finding diverse, dynamic, and talented individuals to help push our team forward.

Job Summary

The Inquirer is seeking a detail-oriented and innovative editor to lead a collaborative reporting project focused on the critically important issue of The Future of Work in Philadelphia. In this role, the Editor will spearhead a one-year, grant-funded project focusing on how the city and region can create more family-sustaining jobs as well as exploring potential solutions for stronger job creation for the working- and middle class against a backdrop of epic change spawned by the coronavirus pandemic.

The project is designed to provide reporting on best practices across the country as well as help shape the rapidly-evolving local and national conversation about the future of work. The goal is to  explore the public policy, political and cultural dynamic in Philadelphia to help citizens as well as business and government leaders better understand the problem and potential solutions.
This news initiative will be supported by existing talent in the Inquirer newsroom and product team as well as content partners in Philadelphia’s vibrant news ecosystem. This force multiplier effect will allow the content to be distributed across multiple channels to reach a larger, more diverse audience.

We are looking for a proven leader who can manage a project of this scope in a way that combines strong digital journalism skills, extensive data analysis acumen and superb reporting, writing and editing to shed light on this critical issue. The editor will need to work collaboratively with the partnering newsrooms and Inquirer product team. 
12 June 2020