Deputy Editor, Billy Penn

Posted by WHYY on December 13, 2022

WHYY serves the Philadelphia region with trusted journalism, eye-opening storytelling and intimate local arts programming. Our curiosity and commitment to this community is what drives our programming. It’s also what drives our hiring.

Billy Penn is looking for an intrepid journalist to take a leading role in moving local news forward by helping coordinate a newsroom that informs and engages with Philadelphians.

With a small editorial team that covers everything from breaking news to urban life to food and fun, Billy Penn comprises a original reported articles; a strong social media presence; a daily email newsletter; and a community events program.

This full-time position, reporting to the Billy Penn Director, will help develop innovative ways to report and share information that connects and uplifts communities in the Philly region.

This person will assist with edits on story drafts filed by reporters; help identify and obtain artwork for stories; and produce articles for online publication. This person will take the lead on building Billy Penn’s weekday and Sunday morning newsletters, and help coordinate publishing on Instagram using pre-made templates.

This person will also assist in responding to emailed audience feedback, and be an integral part of launching a new email series that helps Philadelphians learn about and explore the greatest city in the world.

Learn more and apply.

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