Calling all Daily Yonder readers: Are you passionate about not just reading rural stories but telling them too? Do you have ideas for how we can build a bigger, stronger audience community for rural journalism? Can you help us elevate voices from all the diverse communities that make up rural America?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you might be the right person for an open Digital Editor position in our newsroom. We are currently accepting applications and encourage interested individuals to apply today.
All the details, including instructions for how to apply, are listed in the Job Posting and Position Description below.
Job Posting – Digital Editor at the Daily Yonder
Who We Are
The Daily Yonder is a digital media organization dedicated to telling the stories of rural communities and small towns across America (and beyond).
Our team produces news reporting, features, analysis, commentary, and more. We provide an online platform for authentic, grounded depictions of rural life. Daily Yonder stories go beyond tropes, clichés, and the view from afar. They showcase an asset-based vision of rural, defined by diversity, resilience, creativity, and community spirit.
What We Need
Someone who will help our stories land with maximum impact on digital platforms, resonating with new readers, viewers, allies, and supporters.
An author (and editor) of awesome email newsletters. A steward of dynamic social media spaces. A curator of compelling community-generated and contributor-submitted content. And one more reporter and storyteller to join our newsroom ranks.
Who You Might Be
An enterprising journalist or communications professional, with a few years of experience under your belt or just getting your start. A skilled writer and storyteller, with a savvy for digital media. A rural resident holding down their holler or prairie, a “small-town kid” with rural roots, or an ally with a passion or curiosity for rural (personal or professional).
How to Apply
Email a résumé and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Else You Might Like to Know
Our staff (and contractors) are located in numerous places across the country. Today and in the pre-Covid era we have relied on a remote workforce. We are committed to building an inclusive team that reflects and champions the full diversity of rural communities and our nation at large. The hiring organization is our publisher, the Center for Rural Strategies, a national nonprofit that uses communications and media to improve conditions in the countryside. In addition to publishing the Daily Yonder, Rural Strategies also serves as coordinator of the Rural Assembly, a nationwide coalition of rural problem-solvers, policymakers, and change-agents.
For all the details, please see the full position description below.