JOB OPENING: Financial Analyst, Newsroom 


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 business leader to monitor the spending, solve operational problems and keep the business of the newsroom running smoothly at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee Chicago Sun-Times and Reader logistics to ensure smooth, cost-efficient business operations
  • Work with management team to create annual budgets and provide ongoing oversight
  • Approve and coordinate all news, sports and work-related travel logistics
  • Manage work and vacation schedules for all Sun-Times and Reader editorial employees
  • Approve employee expense reports
  • Negotiate and manage freelance and vendor relationships
  • Coordinate recruiting and screening of job applicants with HR department 
  • Onboard new employees with needed training and equipment
  • Purchase supplies, software and equipment, keeping a close eye on departmental spending
  • Work with Financial and Payroll to resolve any discrepancies, recommend and implement changes where necessary
  • Special projects, as assigned

Skills required

  • Demonstrated budgeting, time management and organizational skills
  • Experience establishing systems for tracking spending and monitoring contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communications
  • Able to troubleshoot and research solutions to problems
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment, helping staff set and reach goals
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office

Requirements

  • 2+ years management or finance experience, ideally at a media company 
  • Maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

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: 2/2/2018

TO APPLY:

Send a confidential cover letter and resume with “Financial Analyst, Newsroom” in the subject line to: jobpostings@suntimes.com