JOB OPENING: News Operations Manager  

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 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.


  • Oversee 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
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive, Microsoft Excel


  • 5+ years management experience, ideally in a newsroom environment  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Business or related field, preferred

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: 12/12/2017


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