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Notebook announces launch of search for a new publisher

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The Notebook has launched its search for a new publisher – advertising the position, which it hopes to fill by the end of 2015.

Paul Socolar, Notebook co-founder in 1994 and editor/publisher since 1999, announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities once a new organizational leader is hired and in place.

Socolar has overseen the organization’s transition from a quarterly print newspaper to a thriving multimedia news outlet that is a go-to source for education news and a leader in the growing nonprofit, public interest news field.

The award-winning news organization is seeking an accomplished professional to take over as publisher – someone who will not only oversee its editorial direction but work to increase the Notebook‘s newsgathering capacity and strengthen its community connections. The publisher also is responsible for overseeing its production, and for the overall operation, administration, fundraising, and program development.

The position announcement details the role and key qualifications.

The Notebook board and staff have been engaged in a thorough transition planning process to prepare the organization for this change and for the next phase in its development.

Prospective applicants or others with ideas or feedback on the search should contact search consultant Sonia Stamm.

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