Sports editor needed

22nd Century Media, Orland Park, Illinois

Date PostedJanuary 23, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

22nd Century Media, a growing company that publishes 15 community newspapers and websites, has an immediate opening in its SouthWest office for a sports editor with a passion and talent for local sports and news.  

The sports editor is responsible for leading the development of award-winning, weekly sports sections within two publications, The Orland Park Prairie and The Tinley Junction. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working in an entrepreneurial, creative and fast-paced environment. This position includes a comprehensive benefits program.

Responsibilities include:

- Planning sports sections that include game reports, features, regular items and more; 

- Reporting on and photographing local sporting events;

- Compiling regular content items, like a sports roundup, schedule, and news and notes; and

- Working well with a team of editors and freelancers, who are assigned weekly work.


The ideal candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, a team player, energetic and creative. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Should be proficient in Microsoft Suite and Adobe InCopy. Copy-editing skills with a vast knowledge of AP Style and grammar are a must. Previous experience working in a newsroom is preferred, not required.

A four-year journalism degree from an accredited college or university is necessary.


22nd Century Media newspapers and websites cover solely their respective communities, reporting on the news that directly impacts their readers. Through its 11 years in existence, 22nd Century Media has grown from one to 15 publications and received more than 150 state and national editorial awards. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a copy of your resume and three (3) writing samples at your earliest convenience to Managing Editor Bill Jones at

No phone calls please.

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