The editor in chief shapes and directs editorial strategy and coverage for The Chicago Reporter, serving as chief editor as well as the public face of the organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assigns, plans, manages and edits all Reporter stories, including several major investigations each year, and solicits and edits commentary and freelance pieces.
The editor in chief hires and supervises all staff, conducts annual performance reviews and determines raises. This individual also recruits and supervises vendors, contract employees, interns, freelancers and fellows.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to speak, read and write English. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data for news.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, spreadsheet programs such as Excel and relevant Google products, such as Google Docs.
Basic mathematical skills required.
Work may require walking or standing to a significant degree, including ascending and descending stairs. Work requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, including imparting oral information to constituents, co-workers and the public. Work requires the ability to be able to hear and receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires vision approximating 20/20 either naturally or through correction with lenses and a reasonable field of vision.
Work environment includes occasional exposure to weather. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This a full-time position and hours of work are determined by director supervisor and organizational needs.
Position requires frequent local travel.
Community Renewal Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
CRS expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CRS’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employees for this job. Duties and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
HOW TO APPLY
Send cover letter and resume to Jessica Hollie, HR Administrator at:
(866) 794-0218 Fax
111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 820, Chicago, IL 60604 Regular Mail
No Telephone Calls Please
 Until the editor for grant-writing is in place, the editor in chief is responsible for these activities, ensuring continuation of funding efforts.
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