Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2021 2:05 PM)
Requisition ID
Editorial - Editors
Position Type


The Chicago Tribune is seeking a senior editor to lead our new emerging news desk.


The Emerging News Desk will be called on to reach across departments to identify the “story of the day” and deploy some of our most talented and experienced journalists. Topics will range from crime to entertainment to City Hall to dining or even sports. Our goal is to use some of our best resources to elevate the Tribune’s daily coverage in a way that leads to richer, deeper conversations about city and region.


The right candidate will have extensive reporting experience and the demonstrated ability to strike quickly and produce meaningful enterprise and watchdog work. Ideally, this person has significant experience leading a team or teams that have produced high-impact journalism in a breaking or high-pressure setting.

The senior editor will also lead general breaking news coverage in collaboration with other senior editors and deputy senior editors.


Other attributes we will be looking for:

  • Strong editing skills with the ability to transform a story and help a writer deliver impactful journalism.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with very little supervision, while being quick, accurate and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with peers across departments.
  • Ability to make smart, data-driven decisions on story identification, creation and promotion to reflect the Tribune’s brand and mission.

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. 


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