linkedin-iconChristopher Wink
Fishtown, Philadelphia 19125 | Contact me


To explore and help make sense of a complicated world for communities I serve.

Professional Experience

  • Publisher and CEO, Technically Media
    July 2017 to Present: Chief executive for growing digital media and community journalism organization, responsible for strategic vision, team building and deployment of mission and model. (I initially wrote about this role here.)
  • Cofounder and Editorial Director,
    June 2014 to June 2017: Oversaw newsroom through further expansion, including a distributed team across five mid-Atlantic markets, and the addition of a second brand, called Developed organizational structure and supported editorial and business focus on talent acquisition for this business publication. Led business through growth from $600,000 in annual revenue to more than $1.5 million.
  • Cofounder and Editor,
    February 2009 to June 2014: Launched, grew, reported and edited premiere network of local technology news sites, with markets in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Baltimore, featuring revenue growth and sales development, hiring and team building, responsive website development project management, community convening, beat coverage and frequent speaking, conference and media appearances, in addition to co-organizing inaugural region-wide Philly Tech Week event series, leading the William Penn Foundation-funded Transparencity open government project, conceiving of News Inkubator concept and submitting Cobblestone Knight News Challenge grant application.
  • Director of Media and Social Marketing, Back on My Feet
    January 2010 to December 2010: Developed startup nonprofit media strategy, oversaw web presence as staff doubled, involved in foundation-funding application and sponsorship sales materials. Reflections here.
  • Web Editor, NEast Philly
    January 2009 to May 2011: Co-developed concept for hyperlocal news site for Northeast Philadelphia, implemented basic WordPress structure, editorial strategy, led branding, offered neighborhood-specific beat coverage and maintain strategy and broad IT needs.
  • Freelance Journalist, Various publications
    Philadelphia, July 2008 to present: Developed client list, pitched, researched, reported and filed stories to a variety of publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro, Philadelphia magazine, CityPaper and See my portfolio here and all my freelancing work here.
  • Travel blogging and podcasting,
    August 2008 to November 2008: Co-founded, devised strategy and led multimedia content for cheap travel blog and podcast. Reflections here.
  • Post-Graduate Fellow, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association
    June 2008 to September 2008: Reported, wrote and created audio projects for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allentown Morning Call and other newspapers in the State Capitol Bureau. Reflections here.
  • Travel blogging and podcasting, Junior Year Abroad, NBC Universal Digital Studios
    August 2006 to December 2006: Travel blogging and video podcasting while studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan. See my work here.
  • Media Strategist,
    December 2007 to present: Written extensively on entrepreneurship and media strategy for organizations like, public media organization WHYY and startup efforts like Billy Penn, among many others. Find my most popular posts here and all of my archives here.

Nonprofit Board Service

  • Workshop School nonprofit board of directors: 2014-2023; Board Chair: 2018-2021
  • Leadership Philadelphia board of directors: 2016-2021
  • Philly Startup Leaders board of directors: 2017-2019
  • Coded by Kids board of directors: 2014-2018
  • Temple University Fox School of Business Digital Innovation in Marketing board of advisers: 2014-2015
  • Pen and Pencil Club board of governors member: 2013-2017
  • Online News Association Philadelphia co-chair: 2011-2017

Relevant Honors

Relevant Experiences


  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Class of 2008
    Political science major | magna cum laude | Academic honors here
    Overall GPA: 3.7/4.0

Academic Experience

  • Honors Thesis, Two-Party Politics in Philadelphia
    May 2007 to April 2008: Conceived of and completed 18-month research on a splintered Republican Party in Philadelphia.
  • Editorial Assistant, Philadelphia Business Journal [Reflection]
    December 2007 to May 2008: Filed regular copy for the Special Projects section.
  • Reporting Intern, Philadelphia Inquirer
    January 2006 to May 2006: Active contributor to city desk as intern.
  • Editorial page Editor, The Temple News
    May 2007 to May 2008: Led complete overhaul of section design, involved in website redesign strategy and implementation of broader outreach.
  • Research Aide, The Committee of Seventy
    September 2005 to February 2006: Offered research, graphic design and other support.


Enthusiastically available upon request

Contact me
 Download a condensed version of my CV here [PDF].