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— Openings at WBBM (AM)/WCFS-FM, Chicago, IL:  Social media and community editor (Job #2022-4360) who will report to the digital managing editor, will be responsible for executing on all social media platforms, will pitch ideas, will program/execute on social platforms, will work closely to monitor analytics and help the brand reach its goals, will write email newsletters and push alert copy to help drive the cultivation of super fans and overall audience engagement and disseminate content to other media.  Full-time digital content producer (Job #2021-4136) who has with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills, as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling; will work with a team to grow the audience across all platforms, from the mobile Web to social media to smart speakers. For complete job details and to apply, go online to    EOE.  (7/18)

— Openings at WBEZ-FM Chicago:  Executive editor (new job – Job #481) who will lead the day-to-day operations of WBEZ’s newsroom and oversee a growing team of editors/reporters/producers, will oversee the station’s daily talk show, Reset, will work closely with the Executive Editor of the co-owned Chicago Sun-Times to identify opportunities for editorial collaboration between their respective newsrooms and will collaborate with other teams and departments, including Community Engagement/the podcast team/programming teams.  A versatile, experienced digital reporter (Job #484) who can hit the ground running early in the day with limited direction and deliver a well-sourced, thoughtful, distinctive piece of short enterprise reporting on a mostly daily basis for  Data reporter (Job #485) who will work with news editors/reporters/producers responsible for WBEZ’s digital platforms — web, social media, and newsletters, is editorially focused, has journalistic instincts and can build out systems to manage data from acquisition to analysis to visualization.  For a complete job description and to apply, go online to   EOE.  (7/22)

–Openings at News Nation, Chicago, IL:  Digital producer (Jobs #REQ-13993 and REQ #13393) who can manage/produce/organize is Web site and all mobile platforms, is a newsroom leader, can create material for all platforms, can build an audience from the ground up, can drive higher levels of engagement and knows digital desktop editing/coding/html/CMS/Photoshop. Apply online at   EOE.   (8/1)

–Openings at  Editor/writers.  Here is its ad:  Did a rapacious hedge-fund vulture just take over your local newspaper? Consider a job with Patch, the local news company that’s setting revenue records and plowing those profits back into its editorial team for the fifth consecutive year. We are passionate about local news, and if you are too and you want to work in a positive, supportive, entrepreneurial environment, APPLY NOW to be a local editor at Patch. Ideal candidates for full-time, salaried positions as Patch local editors are tenacious, agile, productive reporters and sharp storytellers. They also are:

  • obsessed with telling readers what they need to know about their communities
  • productive reporters and sharp storytellers
  • enthusiastic, competitive and innovative
  • capable of turning a smart, accurate headline
  • adept practitioners of social media and SEO
  • tech savvy and always eager to learn something new

If this sounds like a job worthy of your talent, APPLY TODAY through our editorial jobs application page.  To learn more about Patch, visit this page.  Patch is building an eclectic, talented team to match the cultural diversity of our country. Patch offers competitive benefits, a quarterly bonus program, ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, and an equal opportunity workplace committed to providing employees with an inclusive environment free of discrimination and harassment.   EOE.  (7/24)

— The H-F Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) seeks stringers to cover Homewood and Flossmoor for a hyperlocal 24/7 online publication that also publishes a monthly newspaper; experience in covering government and meetings required; must be available to work nights.  Three clips and resume to Patty Houlihan, public outreach mgr., at  EOE   (indef.)


— Industry Dive seeks journalists who can fill a variety of positions, including editor, associate editor and reporter.  For full details of openings, and to apply online, go to  EOE.  (7/21)

** WMBD-TV, Peoria, IL seeks a digital reporter (Job #REQ-18760) who is a skilled writer, can craft headlines and content that provide value to the audience, can drive user engagement, can use data to make decisions about audience interest trends, can reach out to contacts, can source the Web, can find information on social media to build stories that will be high performing across multiple websites and has a strong knowledge of social media; the ability to take photos and create video is a plus.  Apply online at  EOE.  (7/22)

— WTWO-TV, Terre Haute, IN seeks digital producers (Job #REQ-15225 and REQ#-15224) who will lead the transition from broadcast-focused newsrooms to multi-platform newsrooms through active daily example; providing training in methods, processes and tactics; as well as in creating/editing original content beyond that which is produced for on-air.  For a complete job description and to apply online, visit   EOE   (7/18)

— KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO seeks a digital desk producer who thrives on chasing the story and the pursuit of the truth, is curious about the world, has a vision for what local news can and should be on all platforms, has an “audience first” approach to producing and distributing quality stories, has a solid news judgment, has creative writing skills and has strong copy-editing skills.  Apply online at  EOE   (8/1)

** The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier is expanding its reach across South Carolina, and seeks a digital editor who can spearhead the digital strategy of its newsrooms in Columbia/Myrtle Beach/Greenville/Spartanburg and future markets; the successful candidate will be on the front lines of growing its statewide audience, building trust with readers and designing social messaging for some of the best journalism in the South, so the next digital editor overseeing its expansion markets will be a key player in experimenting with day-to-day tactics and will collaborate regularly with the digital editor of the paper’s Charleston newsroom on developing long-term strategies and exploring emerging platforms and technologies.  For complete details, and how to apply, go online to Taylor Ysteboe at  (7/24)

— WYFF-TV, Greenville, SC seeks an experienced and dynamic digital producer/writer who will produce content for Web, mobile products and social media platforms.  Apply online at   (7/22)

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