Staff Writer

New Eastside News, Chicago, Illinois

Date PostedMay 14, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFreelance
SalaryBased on experience, word count and assignment

An exceptional opportunity exists with New Eastside News, a local print newspaper in Chicago, IL.
We are looking for motivated writers who are ready for immediate assignment covering downtown Chicago, specifically the East Loop, New Eastside and Lakeshore East areas. A nose for local news is a must. Feature writers are also encouraged to apply. Writers should have experience writing for established newspapers and print magazines and be able to deliver five or more stories per week and meet deadlines. Applicants should have solid industry and press contacts within Chicago, or be well versed in developing such relationships to cover breaking news. 

Staff writer will work from home office but must be able to travel to Chicago when required. This position reports to the editor.

Please send resume and writing clips to Elaine Hyde,


Generate story ideas

Write news and feature articles

Take photos to pair with articles

Editing copy 

Attend editorial meetings


Bachelor's or master's degee 

Clips for established print publiations such as Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, DNAinfo, Crain's or equivalent

Strong writing skills

A nose for the story

Strong networking skills


Bachelor's degree or higher


20+ per week


New Eastside News

 May 2018 New Eastside News

Phone: 312-690-3092

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