The Chicago Reporter is looking for a talented and visionary editor-in-chief.
We are looking for a new leader with proven, hands-on editing skills to lead a newsroom of six full time staff. The job is primarily editorial. The new editor will have resources to hire an individual to manage the day-to-day fundraising. The next leader must have solid experience in investigative reporting and editing with a reporting focus in the areas of race and poverty.
The new editor will build on the Reporter’s legacy as a one-of-a-kind nonprofit media organization with a 45-year track record of combining data analysis and narrative storytelling to shed light on racial inequities in one of the most segregated cities in the nation.
We seek someone who can shape and direct editorial strategy and coverage, manage investigative projects, and serve as the public face of the organization. We are looking for someone with 7-10 years of experience in digital and print journalism to continue our growth as an authority on issues of race and poverty and to advance partnerships with local and national news entities. For a full list of duties and desired qualifications, see the link here:
The salary range is $100K - $115K with excellent health and time off benefits. The Chicago Reporter is an independent program of the faith-based Community Renewal Society. We are committed to diversity and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Applicants may send PDF formatted cover letter and resume to Jessica Hollie, HR Administrator at: email@example.com.
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About The Chicago Reporter
The Reporter was founded in 1972 by John A. McDermott to measure Chicago’s progress toward racial equality as the civil rights era ended. Since its inception, it has been housed at the Community Renewal Society, a faith-based social justice organization.
As one of America’s most segregated cities, Chicago continues to experience racial and economic inequality. The Reporter serves a critical role in the city and nation by focusing the power of investigative reporting on issues of inequality that rarely receive thorough and regular examination by mainstream media organizations. Our core areas of coverage are criminal justice, affordable housing and economic development, jobs and transportation.
The Reporter’s investigations have had a significant impact on policy and the public discourse in Chicago. In the 1980s, then Mayor Harold Washington cited the Reporter’s work in addressing longstanding racial inequalities in the distribution of city services. Almost 25 years later, the Reporter’s investigation of racially disparate home mortgage lending sparked a lawsuit by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that resulted in an $8.7 billion settlement with Countrywide Financial.... And in 2015, the Reporter was the only media organization in the city to acquire a video of a police officer shooting into a car of unarmed African-American teenagers, one of many cases of police-involved shootings leading up the release of a video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.