JOB OPENING: Deputy Managing Editor, Evenings


The Chicago Sun-Times is a distinctly Chicago news organization, with a focus on impactful investigations, sports, politics and reporting stories that matter to the working men and women of Chicago. We’re hiring a deputy managing editor to be our top newsroom chief in the evening. This editor will navigate both the print and digital worlds — and make smart, quick decisions regarding the homepage and the front page.

Responsibilities

  • Be the newsroom’s top editor in the evening, working alongside content producers, the audience team, print desk and other editors
  • Make decisions about what stories to cover, what content producers to assign to those stories to, story length, etc.
  • Help oversee afternoon news meetings, taking responsibility for stories conceived in the morning but not yet completed
  • Ensure the daily story schedule is up to date when it comes to deadlines, story lengths and word counts
  • Guide reporters on top stories and edit those stories
  • Work alongside print desk and other editors on selection of stories for front page, participate in the front-page headline-writing process
  • Proof front page and monitor homepage to ensure quality, timely content
  • Strategize with digital desk and audience team on video and social-media strategies for stories
  • Work with other editors to develop longer-term stories
  • Develop priorities for overnight coverage and stories in the morning hours

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Ability to edit complicated stories and make them clear for readers
  • Demonstrated track record of using innovative approaches to build audience
  • Knows how to enterprise stories to differentiate the Sun-Times product from competition
  • Thrives in breaking news situations
  • Working knowledge of digital platforms and social media, including best practices

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as an editor or reporter
  • Three years’ management experience highly preferred
  • Multimedia editing experience preferred
  • Highly self-motivated with a passion to win

Interested?  Send your cover email, resume and links to 3 examples of your work to jobpostings@suntimes.com  (w/job title in the subject line – No phone calls, please)

This is a non-union position. Sun-Times Media Production LLC does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.