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ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR – Immediately

The Pitch is looking for an Associate Digital Editor to join our digital team and help deliver news to our Kansas City audience. We’re looking for recent graduates who are hungry to develop their skills with a local publication in this entry level position. You’ll work closely with our Strategy Director to develop Pitch social media, email marketing, and content management systems; and you’ll work with our Editor in Chief to pitch and write stories for print and online.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create journalistic content in Pitch voice as directed by the Editor in Chief and Director of Strategy, including one story to be considered for print each month. Also produces listicles and unique web content.
  • Work closely with Editor in Chief and Director of Strategy for consistency and opportunities to collaborate
  • Provide copy editing services as requested
  • Prioritize various print, event, and digital deadlines
  • Learn operations using WordPress via Town News platform and its functionality to InDesign and Email content
  • Manage and schedule Email content in Mailchimp or Second Street (TBD)
  • Manage web production & SEO in WordPress
  • Manage online calendar 
  • Assist with graphic design on both editorial and sales/marketing 
  • Works with publisher to create and manage sponsored content
  • Works with Director of Strategy to coordinate User Generated Content
  • Works with Marketing Director to assist with Pitch events
  • Develops unique strategies for:
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
  • Executes Promotions in promotions software including assisting set up and management of Best of KC

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, mass communications, or similar experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply news judgement and make sound ethical decisions
  • Must have strong prioritization and organization skills
  • Ability and willingness to connect with audiences
  • Cursory knowledge of design preferred 
  • Reports to Strategy Director

Benefits include:

Benefits package available, including health, dental, and vision insurance

Flexible time off! Take the vacation of your dreams. We just ask that you get your job done.

Unlimited mediocre coffee

Other random Pitch perks may be included!

Send applications to Publisher Stephanie Carey at stephanie @ thepitchkc.com. Include resume and portfolio of work.


DESIGN INTERNSHIP – Summer 2021 – Applications Due Apr. 23

The Pitch is looking for a design intern for the summer of 2021. Candidates should be college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates looking for experience. Much of our design happens out-of-house, so we are looking for applicants who are driven and independent designers looking for hands-on experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing spot-ads for potential and current clients
  • Designing a feature spread for the print magazine
  • Designing graphics for editorial stories
  • Assisting our Designers with promotional material for events
  • Working with multimedia intern to develop social media campaigns
  • Creating assets for social media posts across all Pitch platforms

Applications due by April 23. Unpaid, experience-based internship — college credit applicable — for current college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. Send applications to kelcie @ thepitchkc.com. Include resume and portfolio of work.


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP – Summer 2021 – Applications Due Apr. 23

The Pitch is looking for a story-hungry intern for the summer of 2021. Candidates should be college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates looking for experience. We want journalists and writers with unlimited curiosity who wants to expand their portfolio into news, arts, and culture coverage. Responsibilities include:
  • Writing digital stories for thepitchkc.com
  • Pitching story ideas to Editor of The Pitch for print or online
  • Interviewing members of the community
  • Covering live events
  • Working closely with Editor to improve writing and expand horizons and portfolio
  • Copy editing on online and print pieces
  • Building multimedia stories for online release
  • Setting measurable improvement end-goals for internship experience
Applications due by April 23. Unpaid, experience-based internship — college credit applicable — for current college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. Send applications to brock @ thepitchkc.com. Include resume and portfolio of work. 

 MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIP – Summer 2021 – Applications Due Apr. 23

The Pitch is looking for a digital-savvy intern for the summer of 2021. Candidates should be college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates looking for experience. We want journalism, marketing, or PR, students who want to learn more about digital publications, editorials stories, social media, email marketing, and content management systems at a local publication.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing social media posts across all Pitch platforms
  • Working with design intern to develop social media campaigns
  • Writing digital stories for thepitchkc.com
  • Curating and adding events to the calendar
  • Pitching story ideas to Editor of The Pitch for print or online

Applications due by April 23 Unpaid, experience-based internship — college credit applicable — for current college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. Send applications to kelcie @ thepitchkc.com. Include resume and portfolio of work.


MARKETING INTERNSHIP – Summer 2021 – Applications Due Apr. 23

The Pitch is looking for a digital-savvy intern for the summer of 2021. Candidates should be college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates looking for experience. We want marketing or PR, students who want to learn more about social media, email marketing, event planning, and content management systems at a local publication.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing social media posts across all Pitch platforms
  • Developing reports for social media and email
  • Assisting Digital Editor in building MailChimp newsletters with A/B testing
  • Curating and adding events to the calendar
  • Assisting the Director of Marketing with Pitch events before and day-of
  • Covering Pitch events on social media

Applications due by April 23. Unpaid, experience-based internship — school credit applicable — for current college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. Send applications to kelcie @ thepitchkc.com. Include resume and portfolio of work.

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