Equitable Economic Development blogger

New York
Mar 29, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Ariella Cohen
Digital Media
Full Time
If you're irked by seeing cities still practicing the economic development strategies of the 1990s (as Bruce Katz would say: Starbucks, stadiums and stealing businesses), and you want to spread the word about innovative new approaches, this could be the gig for you.

Next City's equitable economic development blogger will lead the conversation on progressive urban economic development in the U.S. She or he will report on economic development strategies, projects and policies being put in place in cities around the country, asking critical questions about what's working and what's not. With an eye to approaches that alleviate poverty and offer significant public benefit, the blogger will elevate the discourse on subsidies, tax breaks, infrastructure projects and other forms of urban economic.

While the minimum work-load is one 500-word post per day, we want someone who is obsessed with the subject matter, interested in making a name for him/herself and motivated by pageview counts/comments that indicate serious engagement with the subject matter. This may mean more than one post per day, or it may mean creating additional media (audio/video/Google hangouts/whatever).

Our ideal candidate will have-

- a strong background in economic development and urban policy;

- a proven ability to produce compelling blog content on a daily basis;

- a record of breaking news and of uncovering the stories that no one else is reporting;

- a willingness to undertake revisions and targeted assignments when asked by editors;

- a social media presence and ability to get one's own articles read by influential writers and readers;

- a wide network of contacts and/or fearlessness in reaching out to contacts to get quotes and background.

Include cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples. Examples of blogging or reporting on relevant topic matter preferred

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