(n) grī/ō, ‘grīō: Journalist. Historian. Praise Singer. Poet. Musician. Curator. Storyteller.
TheGrio, is a digital, video-centric news community devoted to giving voice to trusted figures on the front line who inspire us every day, and to fresh perspectives who buck convention because there’s more than one way to be Black. We believe a well-informed community best determines its own interests. And so, TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events which have a pronounced impact on a Black global audience. We unabashedly explore culture and entertainment, health and lifestyle, politics and policy, business and empowerment, science and climate, tech and innovation, and everything in between that matters to us. From Kampala to Atlanta TheGrio is Black culture amplified.
TheGrio is strongly building its editorial staff. It is an investment in the business's core competencies. These jobs will primarily be based in NY and Atlanta. Some of the positions will be opportunities to work from other cities or fully remote. Byron Allen, CEO of Allen Media Group, says, “TheGrio is the leader of fearless journalism and inspirational storytelling about Black people. No other Black news outlet has our cumulative audience reach or impact. This is a natural growth of our brand sponsorships, and editorial partnerships for TheGrio's content on digital, mobile, streaming, podcasts, and social media.”
TheGrio is seeking a Managing Editor Director and Producer to build TheGrio’s podcast network, create content and manage our podcast team. We’re looking for big thinkers with a passion for the Black community and demonstrated excellence in storytelling. This leader will be responsible for the development and business operations of our podcast network, which includes managing an original slate of podcast offerings from TheGrio and managing the podcast network as a platform for unlimited podcasts about the Black experience in America and globally. The ideal candidate is an expert in storytelling, podcast production, technical requirements, distribution models, advanced analytics, project management, as well as managing a team of hosts, producers, and editors.
The Managing Editor Director and Producer will work closely with theGrio’s editorial team to amplify and cross-promote original content on the website, as well as promote larger editorial goals and themes throughout our podcasts.
This leader should be highly organized, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and familiar with the news and cultural issues important to Black America.
We are the #1 Black-owned, digital video-centric news platform devoted to providing Black America with compelling stories and perspectives.
Established in 2009, TheGrio is a trusted voice in the Black community. In 2021, we're continuing to reshape media narratives, uplift Black voices, and report from the front lines of our communities.