Michael Youngblood

Arlington, Virginia, US

Michael's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

About Michael

Having founded a couple of companies, I have 7+ years experience as an entrepreneur, and for the past 3-4 years, I've been the managing editor of an MIT-based publication on the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global context. For the past year, I've been building a new digital storytelling publication (on a similar topic) that will spinoff from the MIT-based journal. I've put together a strong leadership team, which includes technical, managerial, and editorial talent, and we've recently secured funding. Thus, having a lot momentum, we are searching for an Executive Editor to lead the editorial strategy, manage freelancers (multimedia journalists), help build an audience, and contribute to the overall growth and strategy of the media company. We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader who will enjoy autonomy, responsibility over his or her work, and execute like no other. We're looking for someone who has both management skills and digital/multimedia editorial skills. Ideally, you'll have technical skills in Photoshop and Wordpress, not to mention superb editing and writing skills. You're someone who still loves to go out in the field to write and produce a great story, and someone who can tap into a global network of multimedia journalists. As executive editor, you will set the publication's digital-editorial strategy and the publication's voice, as well as responsibilities mentioned above.