Founded in 2009 by journalist Anne Galloway, VTDigger has grown to become one of Vermont’s most valued and trusted sources for state and local news – and a model for local, independent non-profit newsrooms around the nation.
VTDigger is a statewide news organization that publishes in-depth reporting on matters of public interest and is the only daily news organization in Vermont that publishes exclusively online. Its mission is to produce rigorous journalism that explains complex issues, holds government to account, and engages Vermonters in the democratic process.
VTDigger’s team of nearly 20 reporters and six editors comprise the largest news operation in Vermont. Its journalists provide essential daily news coverage, as well as hard-hitting investigative reporting. On average, VTDigger publishes eight news stories a day and three to four investigative pieces a month. Daily beat reporters cover politics, education, health care, criminal justice, business and the environment.
Published by the non-profit Vermont Journalism Trust, VTDigger currently boasts more than 615,000 monthly unique visitors and another 200,000 monthly readers through its AP-style distribution service, which is used by more than a dozen daily and weekly newspapers across the state.
VTDigger is seeking an outstanding, mission-driven leader with a passion for public service journalism to serve as its Chief Executive Officer.
VTDigger’s new CEO will have the rare opportunity to lead the next chapter of growth for an organization that is already an essential part of civic life throughout Vermont but aspires to serve even more Vermonters through rigorous reporting, compelling digital products, and expanded topics and perspectives.
The CEO will lead the organization’s ongoing growth and development amidst a rapidly changing media landscape. Given the diminishment of many legacy news organizations across the country, including in Vermont, VTDigger has the opportunity to grow and further solidify its standing as a trusted and respected source of news and information in the state.
Reporting to the Vermont Journalism Trust Board of Trustees, the CEO will be responsible for ensuring the overall success of the organization, with a particular emphasis on providing strategic clarity for VTDigger’s future growth, as well as the financial and revenue leadership necessary to sustain the organization’s current and future editorial ambitions.
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