Now Hiring: Managing Editor/Tech Journalist

Clay & Milk, a two-year-old digital source for news that covers Iowa’s tech, startup and art communities, is looking for a managing editor to be based in Des Moines, Iowa.

We’re looking for someone who can tell the story of the entrepreneurial community in Iowa and the broader Midwest with accuracy and insight. He or she should be able to write about and for entrepreneurs, artists, investors and the broader innovation community, but in an engaging way that grows outside readership and interest.

The managing editor of Clay & Milk will be responsible for the overall editorial vision and serve as the site’s main reporter and editor. The managing editor will be responsible for growing Clay & Milk’s audience, handling social media, managing freelance writers and working to involve community voices in the form of guest commentary.

This position is designed for a true “entrepreneurial journalist” and is someone whose interests include building and leading a startup publication as well as covering stories from across Iowa’s innovation community.


  • 0 to 5 years of reporting experience, internships or college journalism work included. Work or applicable experience with startups or related fields will be considered.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to adapt to a startup work environment.
  • A passion for technology and startups is preferred, but not required.
  • A technical efficiency and ability to sign up for new products and quickly understand how they work.
  • Great listening skills. Telling stories requires you to hear them.
  • Great written and editorial skills.
  • Ability to organize and communicate amongst a group of freelance writers.
  • An ambition to grow the Midwest

Experience reporting on these areas or business is beneficial, but not required. We’re as interested in your vision for Clay & Milk and innovation coverage as we are your experience.

How to apply

Please send a brief cover letter, a resume and links to up to five examples of your past reporting or writing work to

Applications should be sent as one file, either as a Word document or .pdf, if possible.