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At Pioneer, we don’t want to talk at you, but with you.



Do you want to share your ideas or give feedback about the magazine, online or print? Do you want to contribute to our regular interactive features “Street Smart” or “Make Me Happy, Valley”? Email talkback@pioneerwired.org!


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Current Projects

The Pioneer team is looking for creative, talented, and motivated individuals to work on the following projects:

Art Conservation: Essex House

Join Us

Pioneer is seeking talented and motivated individuals to fill several open positions on the magazine’s editorial board. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions (described below), please send a copy of your CV and a brief letter of interest to Managing Editor Bob Darrow at editor@pioneerwired.org.

If you would like to get involved with Pioneer, but cannot make the commitment to joining the editorial board, we are seeking additional help in a variety of capacities. We need page designers, photographers, web and production staff, writers, advertising staff, and street teams. Contributing in one or more of these roles need not require a significant time commitment. If you would like to be a part of our team, email editor@pioneerwired.org with your contact information and the types of contributions you would be interested in making.

Here’s your chance to be part of an ambitious and innovative startup, to meet and work alongside other thoughtful and dedicated people, and to help craft a publication that aims to make a mark on the local political culture. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to pay members of the editorial team, at least not initially. But editorial board members can expect to gain significant experience developing and running a magazine. They will have a hand and a voice in every decision the team makes. Few other organizations will give you the opportunity to be so integrally involved in getting an exciting new project off the ground. Expect to learn, to develop professional skills, and to have a lot of fun in the process. Fringe benefits include new friends, the chance to share your ideas with a wide audience, and free t-shirts.

The following editorial board positions are available:

Web and Social Media Editor

*Must be knowledgeable about a wide range of information technology, computer software and hardware
*Must be knowledgeable about web design principles
*Must have a high level of proficiency with basic web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, etc.
*Experience with building and maintaining complex web sites and content management systems preferred

*Lead development of Pioneer’s online publication / web site, pioneerwired.org
*Lead development of Pioneer social media strategy
*Must update and maintain pioneerwired.org
*Must assist with maintenance and upgrades to Pioneer technology
*Recruit and manage web production team
*Attendance at editorial board meetings strongly encouraged
*Participate in staff organized events, magazine development activities, and fundraising efforts

Section Editors
Positions: Local News, Politics, Arts and Culture, Fiction and Poetry, Science and Technology

*Must be knowledgeable about the subject area you manage
*Must be a skilled editor of other people’s writing. Editing experience strongly preferred.
*Must be a good manager of talent, as well as good organizer and communicator

*Will lead development of content for you section. This work will include pitching story ideas and photo assignments, soliciting contributions to your section and assigning stories.
*Attend all Pioneer Editorial Board Meetings
*Meet and/or communicate regularly with Managing Editor
*Develop relationships with a regular group of contributors
*Edit all content for your sections
*Participation in staff organized events, magazine development activities, and fundraising efforts strongly encouraged