Associate Digital Editor / Producer

WTTW/PBS Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted September 16, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


WTTW News (Chicago PBS) is seeking an experienced, digitally savvy and highly organized editor and web producer to help oversee digital content creation and production for This position includes afternoon/evening and weekend shifts. *Hybrid work schedule available*. 


  • Edit and fact-check articles written for the WTTW News website, including those reported by digital reporters and “Chicago Tonight” TV producers and correspondents.
  • Ensure written copy is sharp, clear and adheres to grammar rules and AP style.
  • Produce visually compelling articles using a mix of storytelling elements such as video, text, graphics, interactive features and photography.
  • Write compelling and accurate headlines.
  • Apply digital and social media best practices to engage audience, expand reach and drive traffic to our website.
  • Participate in story pitch meetings and develop story ideas on a variety of topics for reporters to pursue.
  • Provide feedback and guidance to reporters on their written work and production techniques.
  • Occasionally write news stories for a digital audience.
  • Experiment and innovate while maintaining newsroom goals in order to grow audience.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Candidate must have proven writing, editing and journalism skills, as well as a full understanding of journalistic ethics and procedure.
  • Keen interest in digital storytelling and local news required.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to edit articles on a variety of topics, including local politics, arts and culture, criminal justice, science and education.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, basic HTML and open source content management systems is ideal.
  • Demonstrated experience editing, fact-checking and producing news stories is key.
  • Must be able to manage multiple duties simultaneously while meeting daily deadlines.
  • Strong and ethical news judgement required.


  • Candidate has at least 3 years of professional experience working on digital products in a newsroom, plus a demonstrated ability to edit and produce news stories that engage and inspire readers.
  • Candidate understands digital storytelling techniques and has strong knowledge of social media and web production.
  • Experience working effectively under minimal supervision is also desired.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required.

*Selected candidate will need to be, or become, a member of AFTRA.