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Updated February 19, 2018



JOB OPENING: Executive Editor, Chicago Reader

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Digital Writer-Editor (2 openings)

Job description: The Chicago Reader is hiring two digital writer-editors to deepen the Reader’s online coverage and analysis of daily news. These journalists will work side-by-side to write, edit and publish stories throughout the day. They also will promote these stories, as well as all other Reader content, on social media.

Ideal candidates are omnivorous journalists who are always on top of the latest developments in Chicago, who follow the conversations that result, and who can synthesize information quickly and accurately into prose that’s enjoyable to read. These positions are full-time and are based in the Reader’s West Loop offices.

Requirements:

  • At least three years writing and/or editing experience at a newspaper, magazine, or online journalism outlet
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for Chicago news, politics, urban issues, arts, culture, and history
  • Proven ability to write quickly and cleanly on a tight deadline
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Confident, entertaining writing voice
  • Knack for generating distinctive story ideas
  • Rigorous editing standards
  • Sterling news judgment
  • Strong social media skills and voice
  • Familiarity with Society of Professional Journalism standards
  • Proficiency with content management systems, and working knowledge of HTML a plus

To apply: Please send your résumé, a cover letter that gives us a feel for your writing voice, and a few published clips (accepted formats: link to an online portfolio, links to individual stories, or PDF attachments) to editorialjobs@chicagoreader.com with the subject line “Digital Writer-Editor – Chicago Reader.”



Culture Editor

Job description: The Chicago Reader is hiring a Culture Editor to direct coverage of the arts in print and online. This person will be responsible for assigning and editing reviews, stories, features, and posts across the Arts & Culture sections (Theater, Visual Art, Lit, Comedy) and other culture-related beats. The position is full-time and is based in the Reader’s West Loop offices.

Requirements:

  • At least three years editing experience at a newspaper, magazine, or other outlet
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for the cultural scene in Chicago
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities, plan ahead, and hit deadlines
  • Ability to manage and motivate writers to do their best work
  • Knack for generating distinctive story ideas and narrative approaches
  • Capacity to do top-quality work within a budget
  • Rigorous editing standards
  • Familiarity with Society of Professional Journalism standards
  • Strong contacts list of freelance writers
  • Proficiency with Adobe InCopy, content management systems, and working knowledge of HTML a plus

To apply: Please send your résumé, a cover letter that gives us a feel for your writing voice, and a few published clips (accepted formats: link to an online portfolio, links to individual stories, or PDF attachments) to editorialjobs@chicagoreader.com with the subject line “Culture Editor – Chicago Reader.”



Internships

We are always looking for interns.

Intern duties involve everything from assistance with the publication's work flow (data entry, fact checking, transcription, uploading articles to our website, page design, photo gathering) to pitching and writing short pieces, blog posts, and longer articles within your department.

Interns are required to work at least ten hours a week, but you can work as many hours beyond that as you like. The internships are unpaid, and we'll need to sign for college credit (but there is free cereal and candy and coffee in our office—sometimes even pizza!).

Applicants should send a resumé, cover letter, and two to three relevant clips or a portfolio of your work to interns@chicagoreader.com.

The deadlines for applications for each term are as follows:

  • Winter, November 15
  • Spring, February 15
  • Summer, May 1
  • Fall, July 15

We will only consider applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Please include in the subject line the department that's of greatest interest to you.

The Chicago Reader is an Equal Opportunity Employer.