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We're Looking To Expand Our Arts Coverage

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 29, 2009 3:40PM

We're looking to expand our team of Arts & Entertainment writers to fill in some gaps in coverage and make the site even better. If you're interested in writing about the arts, music, books & literature and those sorts of toopics, let us know.

2006_08_apply.jpgSpecific positions are listed below. If you're interested in any of them, meet the qualifications, can make the time commitment, and would like to join the Chicagoist team, email applychicagoist(at)gmail(dot)com with the position in
the subject line. In the email, tell us about yourself and why you'd be good on that beat, and throw in a sample post if you like. No need to send us resumes though ... writing positions are unpaid for now.

Books & Literature
We need someone who knows how to read to cover Books and Literature. When a big, famous author comes to town or a great new book about Chicago (or written by a Chicagoan) gets released, our readers need to know. If you can knock out two posts a week about readin’ then let us know.

We’re looking to add a few new writers to our music team. Are you well versed in the world of popular music and hip-hop? Or are you a basic rock and/or roll know-it-all that loves the performers on the radio while feeling the need to trumpet the virtues of bands that are not? Or do you enjoy writing about the “finer” side of music? Are you familiar with a wide range; everything from the sounds that fill concert halls with glorious noise to thump that shakes up the blues clubs? And hey, if you’re the sort of person who digs and knows just as much about the punk rock as you do the classical, then that’s even better! If you fit any of the above profiles, and can commit to 3-4 posts a week about the wide world of music in Chicago, then let us know.


Do you dig everything from storefront plays to the big glitzy productions downtown? Yeah? Let us know.

Is your pal taking improv classes at Second City (or are you)? Do you enjoy cluing people in to our city's vast trove of ha-ha funny treasures? We want to giggle along with you so shoot us an email.

Television / Radio / Media
Oprah's not going to write about herself! We need someone who can write clearly and intelligently about TV, the radio and other local media to keep us in tune with what's going on. This includes everything from local developments to reviews of shows and commentary on the commentators.

Do you like lookin' good? Better yet do you like pointing out other folks that look good? Best yet, do you like pointing out other folks that think they look good? Can you write about all three topics a few times a week? Then we want to see fashion through your eyes.

If you'd like to apply for any of these positions, send an email to applychicagoist(at)gmail(dot)com and indicate the position you're applying for in the subject line. In the email, tell us about yourself and why you'd be good on that beat, and throw in a sample post if you like. Please only apply if you are able to write quality posts for the site as well as make the time commitment needed every week to research posts and to write them.