Staff Writer

Illinois Times, Springfield, Illinois

Date Posted June 18, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Are you someone who looks at the big picture but understands that details matter, too? Do you have the ability to crank out a quick story on deadline but also write in-depth pieces that may require weeks or months of research? Are you comfortable cultivating your own sources and asking the hard questions of local power brokers?

Do you like the idea of working for a company where the decision-makers also live and work in the community? We’re not afraid to try to new things, and there’s no corporate chain of command here. We welcome your energy and ideas, and we’re looking for someone who’s as passionate about local journalism as we are.

We’ve won plenty of awards over the past 40 years, but more importantly, we’ve gained the trust of our readers and made a name for ourselves in this market. In a metro area of 200,000 people, we print 28,000 copies a week of our core publication and are also working on growing our online presence with additional digital content.

As the state capital, experience in government and political reporting is a plus. Experience preferred, but we will consider a recent graduate if you can demonstrate that you have what it takes.

Send a cover letter (including desired salary), resume and 5-6 writing samples reflective of your work to via email or snail mail to:

Michelle Ownbey, Publisher

1240 S. Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703

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