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Publication or Company Sun-Times Media
Job Title Managing Editor
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Newspapers
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chicago, IL
Job Requirements This managing editor will work with a small, highly collaborative team of reporters, editors and designers to produce the website and print publication.

The ME will oversee the day-to-day workings of the website. This will involve posting stories, video, and photos; curating comments and social-media chatter; doling out assignments as necessary; and curating commentary and content from around the web. In short, badass online chops.

Organizational skills and attention to detail are crucial, as is the ability to handle stress with grace and humor. The ME will be a crucial member of a team that runs on collective accountability. The best ideas win, and nobody will ever be heard to say, "that's not my job." The ME will also make sure other members of the team are staying on task and help to make sure deadlines are met.

In addition to overseeing the site, the managing editor will constantly be conceiving, producing and editing multi-platform features for both print and digital—with an emphasis on online innovation as we seek to form our audience into a community.

The ME will be heavily involved in the journalism, so the ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of AP style and line-editing ability, plus solid copy-editing skills.

Necessary skills include but are not limited to:

--HTML; CSS;
--WordPress Platform;
--General multimedia editing (Photoshop, iMovie/Final Cut, Audacity/Audition/SoundEdit);
--General computing (text editors, spreadsheets, FTP, etc.);
--The ability to write clean copy;
--Knowledge of Associated Press Style;
--News savvy and judgment a MUST;
--Headline-writing proficiency a MUST
About Our Company We will soon be launching a new magazine that will be distributed to more than 100,000 Chicagoland homes each Sunday. While the subject matter of the magazine is perhaps best described as business, we expect to cultivate a readership that is, more than anything else, curious about the way the city works. By our estimation, any time money changes hands is business. Accordingly, we'll be as comfortable examining the margins of a pet shop as the earnings report of a Fortune 500 company, and profiles of the titans of industry will live next to Q&As with dry cleaners or psychics. Our tone will be lively, our outlook expansive, our reporting skeptical.
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