JOB OPENING: Digital Assets Manager

CLOSED: We are no longer accepting applications for this position

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.


  • Provide technical support for daily production of video, audio and graphics for the newsroom’s social media and online platforms
  • Maintain video and photo archives
  • Manage freelance photo / video assignments
  • Edit and optimize raw photos / video and distribute to digital team with speed and attention to quality
  • Manage storage / retrieval / transfer of digital files in daily deadline news coverage
  • Photography / video duties, as needed

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Strong photography and video skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to create stories in multimedia formats
  • Capacity to work under deadline pressure
  • Working knowledge of all social media and digital platforms, including live streaming
  • Working knowledge of the latest technologies related to video creation and laptop editing
  • Ability to coach and collaborate in a fast-paced environment, helping staff set and reach goals


  • 5+ years management experience in television or video production or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Proven track record as a successful team leader
  • Working knowledge of Avid, Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere, a plus

This is an exempt (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.

Posted: 11/22/2017


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