Government / Political Reporter

Mar 10, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago’s must-read website and print publication for business news and analysis, is hiring for a newly created position — government/political reporter. The successful candidate will be a key part of expanding team of top-quality journalists.

Job responsibilities:
• Report and write daily stories about the City of Chicago and other levels of government that affect our readers.
• Create in-depth stories on a longer term basis.
• Collaborate on the presentation of stories, including identifying data for graphics and coordinating photography and video.
• Appear on behalf of Crain’s Chicago Business at events and in other media.

Requirements Job requirements:

• Solid reporting skills, clear writing and the know-how to work a beat.
• Knowledge of Chicago and other governmental bodies is preferred, but not required.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze financial statements.
• At least three-five years of reporting experience.
• Personality to work well as part of a team.

For more than 30 years, the sole mission of Crain's Chicago Business has been to provide local business news and information to Chicago's most influential executives. With a readership of 201,668 per week and 1.2 million unique site visits per month and 69 percent of print subscribers in top management, Crain's award-winning journalism delivers. In print, online, through in-person events, mobile or video, Crain's Chicago Business is Where the Who's Who Read What's What. takes the Crain's Chicago Business brand-known for its insight, analysis and high journalistic standards and extends it to the Internet. But it provides more than just an electronic version of this week's newspaper and ten years of back issues. is a portal that offers daily local business news, plus links to public records and hundreds of local and national business-oriented sites. As a result, it reaches a large business audience-thousands of established and up-and-coming executives visit every day looking for the information they need to do business in Chicago.

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization — a profitable, well-established publishing leader.

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