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JOB OPENING: Multimedia Journalist


The Chicago Sun-Times is a distinctly Chicago news organization, with a laser focus on breaking news, sports, politics, and reporting neighborhood stories that matter to the working men and women of Chicago.  We’re hiring a scrappy digital professional 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

  • Report, write, shoot, edit and publish digital-only content following the best practices of SEO, storytelling and audience engagement
  • Work with our assignment desk to gather video and sound at daily events
  • Work with our new media team to produce segments and programming, including live streaming
  • Assist newsroom to enhance online content of major news of the day 
  • Field producing w/ other reporters, as needed
  • Generate and follow up on story ideas 

Skills required

  • Solid editorial judgment and ethics
  • Strong video and video editing skills 
  • Capacity to keep cool under deadline pressure
  • Working knowledge of all social media and digital platforms, including best practices
  • Ability to work quickly, collaborate in a fast-paced environment and excel with minimal direction

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • Advanced skills using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects, a plus
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, a plus 
  • Post-college portfolio of work
  • Highly self-motivated with a passion to win
  • Valid driver’s license and a car
  • Television news experience, a plus

This is a non-exempt (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: 9/19/18

TO APPLY:

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