Editor in Chief

  • Full-time
  • Chicago

Website The Chicago Reporter


The editor in chief shapes and directs editorial strategy and coverage for The Chicago Reporter, serving as chief editor as well as the public face of the organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assigns, plans, manages and edits all Reporter stories, including several major
    investigations each year, and solicits and edits commentary and freelance pieces.
  • Identifies and manages reporting partnerships with local and national newsroom leaders.
  • Oversees branding, marketing and promotion strategies for all Reporter content.
  • Represents the Reporter at public events, conferences and in the media.
  • Supervises and guides grant-writing, individual donor and other fundraising efforts to
    ensure that funding furthers the editorial vision.1
  • Identifies, assigns and manages special projects as needed.
  • While maintaining editorial independence, as a member of the CRS senior leadership
    team works collaboratively with staff of other CRS departments.

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