JOB OPENING: Director – Digital Operations

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 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

  • Partner with reporters, producers and editors to create video, studio and live stream programming and podcasting to grow audience
  • Provide technical support for daily production of video, audio and graphics for the newsroom’s social media and online platforms
  • Train employees on gear, as well as best practices for shooting high quality, compelling video and audio
  • Coordinate and/or shoot live and taped stories and interviews
  • Purchase and maintain video, editing and audio equipment
  • Identify equipment resources needed to support innovative approaches to storytelling

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Ability to mentor, motivate and lead others to do their best work
  • Strong production and studio 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

Requirements

  • Significant professional experience in television or video production
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects 
  • At least 3 years management experience, preferred

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: 7/23/18

TO APPLY:

Send a confidential cover letter, links to at least 3 examples of work and resume with “Director – Digital Operations” in the subject line to: jobpostings@suntimes.com