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Help Wanted: We're Looking For An Editor/Blogger/Reporter

By Jen Chung in News on Oct 29, 2013 7:50PM

1010help.jpg Do you follow the Ventra drama? Are you familiar with the latest craft beer trends? And do you want to join the team at Chicagoist? We're hiring an editor with reporting and blogging skills who can cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.

Responsibilities will include: Producing a healthy mix of informative and engaging blogging/aggregation posts; some original reporting; and editing stories written by others. You should be as comfortable reporting—pestering public officials, tracking down sources—as you contemplate which public official will be embroiled in a corruption scandal next!

This is a paid, full-time position, with fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits. As the main Gothamist office is in NYC, the new Chicagoist editor will work from home (or wherever there's WiFi). Days and hours may vary from a normal 9-to-5 job. The ideal candidate MUST be versatile and knowledgeable about Chicago and its surrounding areas.

Requirements: At least one year of full-time blogging experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy and the skills to report it out, a ferocious drive and piercing wit, a deep and abiding interest in Chicago, and the stamina to create 6-8 well-written and interesting posts per day while helping manage the flow of pieces from other contributors.

If you're interested, send a brief email with a summary of your experience and relevant links to, subject "Chicagoist editor." No attachments, please—paste your resume, please.

Gothamist LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.