Editorial Assistant - Print Production

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/30/2021 1:02 PM)
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Tribune Publishing is seeking a Print Production Editorial Assistant to work in our Design and Production Studio based in Chicago, home to all print design for Tribune Publishing's newspapers across the country.


Duties for Print Production Editorial Assistant may vary within the team, but all involve preparing content or preparing content schedules for use by the Design and Production Studio (DPS). The editorial assistants may copy and paste content from one Content Management System (CMS) to another. Or track content as it makes its way from Tribune newsrooms to the DPS and into Tribune print products.


Some editorial assistant work may revolve around compiling listings, sports agate or graphics. Some work may include preparing graphics, articles, photos and designs for publication in Tribune Publishing's print newspapers; proofing and typesetting newspaper pages for all Tribune Publishing newspapers; and editing and designing content to be shared across all Tribune Publishing newspapers.


Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.


An editing assistant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Keyboarding information while making style changes from hard copy, websites or other sources
  • Compiling sports scores and agate, graphics, election results, statistical tables
  • Tracking freelance submissions and handling freelance invoices or contracts
  • Compiling event listings
  • Copying content or designed pages from one CMS to another
  • Proofreading written material or pages for accuracy.
  • Typesetting pages
  • Employing creativity to present all information in easy-to-read, visually appealing, informative and energetic design.
  • Editing photos: pulling photos from wires and other sources; cropping and toning photos for publication
  • Meeting production deadlines and maintaining ideal page flow under minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Striving to meet specific individual goals to be assigned on a regular basis by supervisor


An editorial assistant should:

  • Possess initiative, attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy. 
  • Be able to multitask and perform well under constant deadlines with only moderate supervision
  • Have a strong command of the English language and the ability to learn editing and design skills
  • Carry out all assignments and job duties in a manner consistent with the professional and ethical standards of journalism in general and of the Chicago Tribune in particular.



  • College degree with a major in journalism, communications or the language arts. Or comparable experience, such as a year of employment in a professional office dealing with language or design.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Must be able and willing to work irregular hours and holidays as necessary and must be familiar with computers and software.


About Us

Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.


Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.


Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.


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