JOB OPENING: Digital Media Specialist

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.


  • Support the studio and production needs of the newsroom by helping reporters create engaging talk shows, special programming and podcasting
  • Provide technical support for daily production of video, audio and graphics for the newsroom’s social media and online platforms
  • Produce multimedia content in the form of video and  audio to enhance reporting
  • Field produce special events and daily news
  • Coordinate live and taped interview segments

Skills required

  • Passion for creating stories in multimedia formats
  • 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 collaborate in a fast-paced environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Internship or coursework with related responsibilities, a plus
  • Working knowledge of Avid, iMovie and/or Adobe Premiere, a plus
  • Experience with podcasting, 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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