Editor

Eastside Enterprises, Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted July 21, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Freelance
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.chicagostarmedia.com

Description:

EDITOR

Seeking an editor for downtown local papers: New Eastside News, Streeterville News and Westloop News. The candidate will have strong editorial and management ability and have a sound understanding of all aspects of creating print content from beginning to end: developing content, writing, layout and distribution.

New Eastside News and Streeterville News are monthly local Chicago newspapers with 20,000 print circulation. Candidate will have experience at established print and online news sources. Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have experience developing interesting editorial content for a local Chicago audience. Experience leading teams and project managment skills are a must. Expert in layout design and AP style is a must. Final-eyes editor experience on print or web platforms required.

The editor will primarily work from home office but will be required to attend in-person meetings downtown weekly in large boardroom with appropriate social distancing measures. This position reports to the publisher. Please send cover letter and resume to Elaine Hyde at elainehyde@chicagostarmedia.com, 312-690-3092.

https://www.chicagostarmedia.com

DUTIES

Generate story ideas

Project Management

Growing audiences

Manage staff and deploy journalists/writers

Layout

Lead editorial meetings 

Editing copy 

Attend local events for networking and relationship building

Hiring of staff 

Answering community emails, calls and concerns

 

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 5 years as managing editor or editor of a print or online publication

Experience at Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, DNAinfo, Chicago Magazine or similar publications a plus

InDesign

Strong writing skills

A nose for the story

Strong networking skills

Proven ability to grow readership numbers

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or higher

HOURS

20

COMPENSATION

Competitive based on experience

OTHER

Driver’s license and car required

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