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JOB OPENING: Executive Producer – Multimedia

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.

Responsibilities

  • Establish overall video strategy for the newsroom
  • Lead daily production of video, audio and graphics for the newsroom’s social media and online platforms to meet established goals
  • Coach employees on best practices to incorporate video and audio into everyday storytelling and investigative projects
  • Coordinate live website / social media programming (Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Periscope, YouTube etc.)
  • Recruit, train and supervise multimedia staff, freelancers and students

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Strong photo, video and writing skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to create 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, helping staff set and reach goals

Requirements

  • 5+ years management experience in television or video production
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Google Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and/or Sprout Social, 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

TO APPLY:

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