JOB OPENING: Assistant Audience Engagement Editor 


The Chicago Sun-Times is a distinctly Chicago news organization, with a laser focus on impactful investigations, sports, politics, and reporting stories that matter to the working men and women of Chicago.  We’re hiring a dynamic digital leader to help our team of experienced journalists at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader share content in the digital space in unique and bold ways. Using new, multi-platform production and delivery capabilities, this person will help us meet our news consumers where they are and provide our advertising partners with real value.

Responsibilities

  • Optimize our daily news content for our websites, app and social media platforms
  • Curate home and section pages, edit content on Chicago Sun-Times website
  • Create graphics and video to enhance performance of our social media posts
  • Oversee newsletters with overall goal of generating web traffic
  • Engage our audience by responding on social channels
  • Monitor commenting on website

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Strong photo, video and writing skills 
  • Ability to tell stories in multimedia formats
  • Capacity to keep cool under deadline pressure
  • Working knowledge of all social media and digital platforms, including live streaming
  • Ability to coach and collaborate in a fast-paced environment, helping staff set and reach goals

Requirements

  • 3+ yrs. experience at a digital-first operation covering news, sports or niche topic
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Email newsletter experience, highly desirable
  • Proven track record of growing audience
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Google Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and/or Sprout Social, a plus
  • Highly self-motivated with a passion to win
  • Evenings required

This is an exempt (non-union) position. Sun-Times Media Productions, 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.

Posted: 11/22/2017

TO APPLY:

Send a confidential cover letter, links to at least 3 examples of work and resume with “Assistant Audience Engagement Editor” in the subject line to: jobpostings@suntimes.com