Editor’s note: Help wanted!

Editor’s note: Help wanted!

Michele Ellson

Last November, I announced that I had gone back to school to pursue a new career, and I reached out for help keeping Alameda covered while I make the transition. A number of wonderful people responded, and we’ve got some fantastic new writers and a little more help with board tasks.

But there’s one more job that we’ll soon need to fill: Editor of The Alamedan.

I agreed to help start and edit The Alamedan in 2012 because I think it’s critical for members of this community to have the information they need to engage in civic affairs and also, I want you to feel connected to the people and places that comprise your Island home. I have always proceeded with the hope that the website would continue long after I moved on.

Running this site and its predecessor, The Island, gave me opportunities to inform and engage my community, gain leadership experience and meet more amazing people than I can count, including members of our board and writing staff and citizens of the community at large. Now it’s time for me to pass those opportunities on to someone else.

If you share my commitment to quality journalism and community service and are interested in expressing it through news, drop me a line and we’ll talk. I’m also open to suggestions about ways we could do this differently.

E-mail me at michele@thealamedan.org if you’re interested in stepping up and taking over, or if you’ve got some great ideas for changing how we do this. I’ll even buy the coffee.

For the rest of my time at the helm here I plan to continue focusing on rents and housing issues, and I'll be keeping a close eye on what's happening at Alameda Point. I also plan to devote more time to covering City Hall, so you can expect to see closer coverage of what's going on there.

Thanks for reading and engaging with us. We'll be back with more new tomorrow.