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We’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. 

The Beacon is proud to offer the following benefits to full time employees:

  • 100% employer-paid monthly health care, vision and dental premiums for employees and partially paid premiums for dependents. 
  • Paid time off: Federal holidays, a birthday holiday, the last week of the year and two weeks vacation/sick leave. 
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Cell phone reimbursement.
  • Employer-paid life insurance, long and short term disability.

Executive Director, Beacon Media Inc.

The Executive Director, based in Kansas or Missouri, will help build and scale the organization, which anticipates a $2-6 million budget. You will build The Beacon’s core administrative functions for a fast-growing organization, including HR, Finance, Development and Marketing. You will report to the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with The Beacon’s Founder & Publisher, Kelsey Ryan, who will drive editorial, product and audience strategy.

Read the full job description here. Apply here.


Freelance writers and photographers, The Kansas City Beacon and The Wichita Beacon

Opportunity: 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 for Kansas City. Apply here for Wichita.