NewCoordinates Tapped to Recruit Executive Editor for NonProfit Metro News Site
— February, 2019 – Cara Erickson, President of media executive search firm NewCoordinates, LLC, has been retained to assist the Board and executive team of The Daily Memphian in the recruitment of their Executive Editor. The Daily Memphian (dailymemphian.com), a digital publication with a strong community mission, launched in fall of 2018 and already employs an experienced 30-person newsroom team. It is one of the industry’s most ambitious non-profit digital news start-ups, supported at its inception by more than $6.5 million in local philanthropic funding.
News outlets such as The Daily Memphian are experimenting with new sustainable models of journalism as the traditional newspaper business contracts due to radical shifts resulting from the transition to digital news and entertainment platforms. Quality journalism that is funded by readers, private contributions, and philanthropic support in cities and counties across the country may prove to be a significant counter-trend in the years ahead.