Signal Akron is kicking off a search for an Akron Editor in Chief and Community Journalism Director. The job descriptions can be found at localnewsforohio.org/jobs.
We want to ensure every resident of Ohio has the local news they need.
Signal Ohio, formerly known as the Ohio Local News Initiative, is a network of independent, community-led, nonprofit newsrooms backed by a coalition of Ohio organizations, community leaders and the American Journalism Project. It’s one of the largest local nonprofit news startups in the country, with a newsroom in Cleveland and one upcoming in Akron, a staff of 19 and more than $13 million raised so far.
The newsrooms produce high-quality accountability journalism while working directly with residents to produce and distribute community reporting, employing innovative models for local journalism that are directly responsive to local information needs. Information that is produced for communities by Signal Ohio is free to access and available for republishing.
Signal Ohio receives support from a broad coalition of local and national philanthropies, organizations, and individuals for its mission to ensure every resident of Ohio has the local news and information they need.
The organization is governed by a board that is representative of Ohio’s diverse communities and is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.
Summit Artspace is interested in the many ways in which BIPOC+ artists impact our communities through their art. One artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to support the creation of a solo exhibition in Summit Artspace’s Horizon Gallery. Click here to apply.