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Executive Editor, The Kansas City Beacon

The Kansas City Beacon seeks a forward-thinking Executive Editor to lead its community-centered newsroom. The successful candidate is an experienced newsroom leader with a passion for local journalism and a track record of building and managing teams that produce impactful stories with a strong perspective on equitable, audience-driven journalism. You’ll be at the forefront of a movement to make local news a foundational part of civic life in the Kansas City metro by enabling the kind of journalism that holds power to account while being accountable to the communities we serve. 

Read the full job description here. Apply here.


Freelance writers and photographers

We’re seeking freelance journalists to pitch us stories for publication in The Beacon. We’re interested in stories that impact audiences in Kansas and Missouri, and that fall under the general categories of government, economics, education, health care, environment and civic engagement. We are not seeking commentary or opinion pieces. We are particularly interested in stories that are revelatory, data-driven, contextual and solutions-driven. All content is subject to editing and fact-checking prior to publication. Freelancers are not considered W2 eligible employees and are not eligible for benefits. Contracts will include a conflicts of interest statement and signing the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Apply here.