The Chicago Sun-Times is a distinctly Chicago news organization, with a laser focus on impactful investigations, sports, politics, and reporting stories that matter to the working men and women of Chicago. We're hiring a dynamic digital leader to help our team of experienced journalists at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader share content in the digital space in unique and bold ways. Using new, multi-platform production and delivery capabilities, this person will help us meet our news consumers where they are and provide our advertising partners with real value.
Establish overall video strategy for newsroom
Lead daily production of video, audio and graphics for newsroom's social media and online platforms to meet established goals
Coach employees on best practices to incorporate video and audio into everyday storytelling and investigative projects
Coordinate live website/social media programming (Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Periscope, YouTube etc.)
Recruit, train and supervise multimedia staff, freelancers and students
Solid editorial judgment and ethics
strong photo, video and writing skills
Demonstrated ability to create stories in multimedia formats
Working knowledge of all social media and digital platforms, including live streaming
Working knowledge of the latest technologies related to video creation and laptop editing
Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced environment, helping staff set and reach goals
5+ years management experience in television or video production
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field
Working knowledge of WordPress, Google Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and/or Sprout Social, a plus
This is an exempt (non-union) position. Sun-Times Media Production,LLC does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic, information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.