Hiring: Editor-in-Chief!

Willie-and-Nube-June-Bay-View-060122-600x450, Hiring: Editor-in-Chief!,
Dr. Willie Ratcliff and SF Bay View’s interim-Editor Nube Brown

As the times change, so do we. It is time for a new Editor-in-Chief – a new captain of the ship – to come aboard and steer the newspaper into its next phase of growth as an independent Black media stronghold in collaboration with our dedicated crew. In honor of our 30+ year publisher, Dr. Willie Ratcliff, we have founded the Dr. Ratcliff Editorial Fellowship to support an incoming Editor-in-Chief – someone to fill the shoes of a true visionary and changemaker.

Interested in applying for the role? Please email your resume and a cover letter introducing yourself to editor@sfbayviewnews.wpenginepowered.com. Please be sure to include any experience you have with the newspaper and the neighborhood. You are also welcome to apply via LinkedIn or Idealist.

About: The Editor-in-Chief is the face of this abolitionist, radical Black newspaper. The SF Bay View’s editor is the final stop before stories are published and is here to help guide the arc of growth for the paper, ensuring stories and actions align with the SF Bay View’s vision and mission. Starting salary is $45K.

The Editor-in-Chief must work with our writing staff, accounting department and editorial team to ensure high-quality output that is always community and progress focused.

Candidates must have direct experience and awareness of the Black community, Black history, civil rights and the Bay Area. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and be prepared to engage with a range of people, from city officials to folks around us in the Bayview Hunters Point community.

Preference will be given to those who have experience in writing, publishing, media and/or social justice work.

The Editor-in-Chief:

Takes interviews and phone calls, attend conferences and panels, be part of the Bay View’s daily broadcast and work closely with a team of writers, staff and board of directors.

Writes statements and/or editorials as needed.

Strategizes and takes part in growth opportunities and fundraising.

Leads meetings and keeps the newspaper on a timeline for progress.

Is available to be in-office 3-4 days a week and available for weekly Monday staff meetings.

Helps monitor the main editor@sfbayviewnews.wpenginepowered.com email and maintain regular correspondence with people.

Works closely with layout editor and staff to get the print paper out every month and help with the monthly mailing out of the paper.

Want to support the SF Bay View’s next Editor-in-Chief? Contribute to our GoFundMe for the Dr. Ratcliff Editorial Fellowship today!

Please reach out to us for more information by phone 415-676-8935 or email editor@sfbayviewnews.wpenginepowered.com.