We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Hunter as LION Publishers’ director of finance and operations, a role in which she’ll take the lead on making sure LION continues to grow responsibly while serving its members and the broader independent news industry.

Lisa, a Connecticut native and long-time Bay Area resident, joins…


Title: Director of Membership and Research, LION Publishers
Status: Full-time
Location: Remote
Salary: $90,000
Benefits: Eligible for benefits
How to apply: Submit your application using this form by June 27.

Job description:
We’re looking for a senior leader who deeply understands the needs of current and aspiring independent news organizations, wants…


The independent news industry needs a better infrastructure to train and support staff in revenue-generating roles. …


Designing revenue products, building strong relationships with sponsors, advertisers and donors to support mission-oriented work and making payroll every month are just a few of the challenges many LION founders face.

And they’re just a few of the skills that our newest hire, Penda Howell, has spent the last 25…


We’re hiring a Director of Membership. Deadline: August 15.

If you have experience or skills related to running independent news businesses and are open to consulting or contract work, tell us about yourself and we’ll be in touch if we see an opportunity to work together.


At LION, we are building a membership association for aspiring and existing independent news entrepreneurs, which means we are dedicated to designing for a future that centers our members’ needs.

To that end, we’re excited to announce Chloe Kizer as our new product manager. She’ll be responsible for strengthening LION’s…


This post was last updated June 23, 2021.

The LION Publishers staff is committed to providing our members, our board of directors, and the public with transparent disclosures on the companies and businesses we’ve worked, or currently work with, in the course of our careers. Each LION staff member must…


LION Publishers is an association for independent news entrepreneurs. We offer two membership levels: Member Organization (for existing news entrepreneurs) and Aspiring Entrepreneur. Learn more about our membership benefits, pricing and how to apply.

LION staff use the following criteria to determine whether an application is approved as a Member…


Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers provides teaching, resources, and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.

LION is supported by our 300+ member organizations across the United States and Canada, as well as by our partners Democracy Fund, the Facebook Journalism Project, the Google…


At LION Publishers, we provide teaching, resources, and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.

Below is a roundup of those for aspiring news entrepreneurs — and we’ve included a few other resources and opportunities offered by other organizations.

From LION

Teaching

Anika Anand

Deputy director, LION Publishers

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