As you may recall: NYTimes.com announced today a collaboration with New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute to create a new Local community news and information Web site covering the East Village in New York City. The Local East Village site will be developed by N.Y.U.'s journalism faculty and students and is scheduled to launch later this fall.
The Local: East Village (LEV) is looking for a consulting editor to assist in the planning and development phase leading up to the launch of the site in summer 2010, and carrying over to the first few months of operation.
The consulting editor will work directly with the editor of LEV. Responsibilities include:
* planning future coverage of local issues;
* recruiting potential contributors from the East Village community;
* producing high quality journalism from and about the East Village to run on the site in late summer and fall
This is not a full time position but a part-time paid consulting gig that would begin May 1 and end October 31. Requirements for the position and the criteria for evaluating candidates are:
— Journalism background: You have at least three years professional experience as a reporter, news blogger or editor for a news organization or site.
— Local knowledge: You live in the East Village and have lived there for a minimum of three years (East River to Broadway, 14th to Houston Streets.) You know the neighborhood intimately.
— Web literacy: You have a good command of web journalism and are comfortable with its forms and requirements.
— Independence from NYU: You are not an employee of NYU, or in a consulting role for any other division of the University.
If you are interested in the position and would like to know more about the duties, expectations and rate of pay, send a resume and cover letter to Rich Jones, Editor of The Local: East Village via email and cc Jay Rosen.
Said one East Village observer to EV Grieve: "It's like the White Man hiring an Indian guide to take them into the forests."
Previously on EV Grieve:
After helping ruin the East Village, NYU turns its attention to covering it
For further reading:
New blog on block as N.Y.U., Times team to get hyper (The Villager)