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Pittsburgh Current seeking applicants for two advisory panels

By Pittsburgh Current Staff
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Pittsburgh Current publisher/editor Charlie Deitch announced today a call for applicants to serve on two advisory boards to help the company plot a course for future growth and editorial direction.

“The information-delivery business is an ever-changing industry and one that does not operate inside a bubble,” Deitch said. “On both the business side and the editorial side, we want to hear the thoughts, opinions and observations from other people in the community.

“First, we are seeking members for a community advisory board to help guide us on editorial content and make sure that we are covering the stories and issues that matter to all communities in the Pittsburgh region. Secondly, we are looking for individuals to serve on our Advisory Board of Directors. We are a startup company that would benefit greatly from advice on strategic growth from individuals with experiences in a number of disciplines including startup/small business strategy, finance, corporate strategy, law and news media.”

The community advisory board will be chaired by Deitch. The Board of directors will be chaired by Robert Malkin, minority owner of the Pittsburgh Current. Details and application requirements for both boards can be found below.

Pittsburgh Current Community Editorial Board

The six members of the Editorial Board will help guide Pittsburgh Current in two main capacities.

  1. Be involved in the topic selection and writing of one editorial every six weeks. The board will meet and discuss a number of topics relevant to the region and choose one for an editorial that expresses a clear opinion.
  2. The Pittsburgh Current will endorse candidates in both Primary and General elections. Members will sit in on endorsement interviews and choose a candidate to back in select races with the most impact to our readership.

Requirements

Applicants should be familiar with Pittsburgh Current.

Be available to meet once every six weeks and a bit more frequently during election endorsements.

Have a feel for issues facing the Pittsburgh region and, specifically, its communities.

We are looking for individuals who represent Pittsburgh’s diverse population and who understand and have a knowledge of its most underserved communities.

Terms will last one year.

Send a letter explaining why you’d like to be a member of the board and what you bring to the table. Apply via email to charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com

Pittsburgh Current Advisory Board of Directors

Members of the board will help guide Pittsburgh Current LLC with its strategic planning and future growth. The position requires four quarterly meetings a year, two in person and two applicants should have a background in one of the following disciplines:

Small and Startup Businesses

Sales strategies (media sales preferred)

Startup and/or media law

Print and Digital Media Distribution

Print and Digital media content production

Accounting and finance

Corporate strategic planning

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Associate Publisher Bethany Ruhe, bethany@pittsburghcurrent.com.

 

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