Talented, driven assistant editor

22nd Century Media, Orland Park, Illinois

Date Posted October 29, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


22nd Century Media, a rapidly growing company that publishes 15 community newspapers, has an immediate opening in its southwest suburban office for an assistant editor with a passion and talent for community news.  

The assistant editor is responsible for collaborating with two editors to develop award-winning, weekly hyperlocal publications. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to break into the industry and is interested in working in an entrepreneurial, creative and fast-paced environment. This position includes a comprehensive benefits program.

Responsibilities include:

- Helping to plan a weekly newspaper consisting of news, life and arts, and sports sections;

- Reporting on and photographing local events and meetings;

- Compiling regular content items, like police reports, a community calendar, obituaries and more; and

- Working well with a team of editors and freelancers. 


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 required.


22nd Century Media newspapers and websites cover solely their respective communities, reporting on the news that directly impacts their readers. Through its 15 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 bill@opprairie.com.

No phone calls please.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.