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South Side Weekly is looking for section editors to help guide our coverage

Join a creative and collaborative team that believes in producing media that centers the needs and voices of residents of the South Side of Chicago.

South Side Weekly is powered by a dynamic newsroom made up of hundreds of volunteer writers, editors, and artists. For the first time since we were established in 2013, we’ll be creating four paid section editor positions where emerging editors can learn editing in a journalistic context while providing valuable coverage of arts, culture, and politics in South Side neighborhoods. 

As a section editor, you will be responsible for determining the editorial content for a specific topics: arts, education, housing & development, or a beat pitched by the applicant.  You will work closely—and virtually, for now—with the editor-in-chief, managing editor, and our volunteer editors to set the overall focus of the newsroom and its coverage.

The Weekly is a teaching paper, and core to that philosophy is supporting anyone who wants to contribute. Each piece is edited by three different editors and fact-checked for accuracy. As section editor, you will be the first set of eyes on all articles in your section, shepherding each piece through the editing process and ensuring that each contribution is thoroughly edited and fact-checked before publication (or delegating that work to another editor and making sure it crosses the finish line).

Primary editors are the main point of contact with our writers, making sure they meet deadlines and are getting editorial support. You’ll be working with writers and journalists of all skill levels and backgrounds, and you will need to provide appropriate mentorship as needed.

This is a part-time, contract role for 25 hours per month and with pay equivalent to $20/hour.

The South Side Weekly is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in journalism.


The deadline is April 25, 2021, at 11:59pm

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