Corey Mark has joined the staff of the Notebook as its new operations/business manager. His addition marks the second new hire for the Notebook in recent months, as it continues to expand its staff and news services.
Mark grew up near Scranton and is a Swarthmore College graduate. Before joining the Notebook, he worked for the Prometheus Radio Project, a national media activist organization, where he helped to advance development and communication efforts.
Drawing on both a fundraising and an organizing background, he is committed to furthering the Notebook’s mission by supporting the growth of the organization’s operations. Just weeks into the job, he is helping to finalize details for the Notebook’s 15th anniversary celebration to be held June 11 at the University of the Arts.
Mark is also an active musician, playing percussion in a band.
He joins a staff consisting of Editor Paul Socolar, Managing Editor Wendy Harris, Contributing Editor Dale Mezzacappa, and Web Editor Erika Owens, former operations/business manager, who was promoted in February to oversee the maintenance and development of online publishing.
The Notebook is also supported by a skilled group of freelancers, interns, and active volunteer leadership and editorial boards.
Staff expansion was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Community Information Challenge and a matching gift from the William Penn Foundation to upgrade the Notebook’s Web presence.