South Side Weekly is looking for a managing editor to help lead our newsroom.
As managing editor, you will guide our team of editors, writers, fact-checkers, and visual artists in the production of both our print and digital news products. You will work closely with the editor-in-chief to help set and execute the editorial direction of the newsroom. At times, you will also work in tandem with the managing director when editorial and operations intersect.
We are looking for someone with editing and leadership experience. Our ideal candidate will have experience managing people, ideally in a newsroom, the ability to meet deadlines, strong organizational skills, and an interest in mentoring emerging mediamakers.
The Weekly is a teaching paper, and core to that philosophy is empowering and supporting anyone who wants to contribute. As a compassionate team member and leader, you will strive to create and sustain a work culture and environment that ensures every team member feels that their voice is heard and respected.
While the Weekly primarily works remotely, attendance at in-person staff meetings will be periodically required.
This position is full-time at 40 hours per week. Compensation is $40,000-$45,000/year.
No employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, education, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital domestic partner status, familial status, disability status, or veteran status.
We will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records.
- Coordinating the proofing and production of online stories and biweekly print issues
- Collaborating with the art department and fact-checking director; and coordinating stories for special issues such as Best of the South Side
- Managing the editorial calendar and production schedule
- Developing workflows that enable reporters, producers and editors to work efficiently and effectively to report stories on the optimal platform at the optimal time
- Coaching and training the newsroom on journalistic best practices
- Mentoring emerging and early career journalists
- Developing and coordinating the production of resources and workshops for emerging mediamakers
- Effectively collaborating across the organization and with partner organizations
- 1-2 years of editing experience, preferably in a newsroom
- Demonstrated experience leading a team or working in operations
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Solid understanding of software such as Airtable, Google Drive, and Slack
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal and written, with the ability to effectively collaborate across the organization and with partner organizations
- Deep knowledge of Chicago’s (South Side) business, political and cultural history
- Demonstrated experience working under deadline pressure
Application Deadline: Friday, December 17th at 11:59pm