Digital News Editor (full-time)

Chicago, IL

3 weeks ago

Join a team that is reshaping the narrative of Black Chicago through journalism, creative storytelling, events and outreach that elevates the voices and perspectives of its community.

As we continue to grow our editorial team at The TRiiBE, we’re in search of a Digital News Editor to help us reimagine the way we tell important news stories to our Black Chicago audience. The Digital News Editor will be responsible for managing the day-to-day news side of The TRiiBE’s editorial team: keeping up with issues that affect Black Chicagoans and assigning these stories to our team of reporters. Additionally, the Digital News Editor will do some writing, as well, working with our Social Media team to get breaking news out there in an efficient manner.

The TRiiBE is passionate about building the creative ecosystem of Chicago, so this team member must be based in Chicago. This is a FULL-TIME position with a $52,000 salary and benefits.

  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

— writing and editing news stories

— fact-checking articles

— Dispatching TRiiBE reporters into the field for story assignments, and assisting them with creating stories to be published on thetriibe.com and TRiiBE TV.

— Administrative duties related to the successful running of the editorial team

  • QUALIFICATIONS

— Degree in journalism, media, communications or related fields

— At least 2 years of management experience in an editorial role in digital media

— Strong interest in Chicago news and politics, especially related to Black Chicagoans

— Knowledge of AP and house style guides

— Strong news judgement, reporting, writing and editing skills

— Able to problem solve, work well under pressure and on deadline

— Must be a self-starter and dependable employee

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and published clips to The TRiiBE’s editor-in-chief, Tiffany Walden, at tiffany@thetriibe.com. Please include 3 professional references and contact information for them. The TRiiBE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 28, 2021