Editorial Fellow at Crain Communications

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


Crain's Chicago Business seeks a full-time general-assignmenteditorial fellowto join our newsroom, working 40 hours a week for up to one year. In this role, you will report and write general-assignment breaking news stories on tight deadlines, filing clean, accurate copy that can be published online quickly with minimal editing.


  • Write stories of four to 10 graphs extremely quickly, sometimes in a half-hour or less, on a variety of beats or topics.

  • A willingness to jump in and help with whatever is needed on a given day or in a given week. That could involve helping another reporter or editor with research, fact-checking, etc. Story assignments also can vary widely for this position, touching any beat in the newsroom.

  • The ability to quickly establish a rapport with people and the research skills to seek expert sources.

  • An ability to anticipate and seek out art (photos or graphics) needed for stories. If you can take your own photos on occasion, great.

  • A familiarity with Crain's Chicago Business, andan understanding of who our readers are and what our mission is in terms of providing useful information to the Chicago business community.

  • An ability to see a story, or an aspect of a story, that we may have missed and pitch/suggest it to the editors.

  • A desire to find and fill a niche in our newsroom, identifying a sliver of a beat we haven't covered and making it your own.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in a newsroom, either as a professional or as part of a college publication.

  • Evidence of strong reporting, interviewing and editing skills.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • A keen eye for detail and a great ability to keep organized. Juggling several stories at once won't faze you.

  • Must be able to work 9-5 Monday-Friday, with the flexibility to occasionally cover early-morning or evening events.

  • In your cover letter, provide at least one story idea you would pitch to us.


  • Familiarity with Crain's Chicago Business, andan understanding of who our readers are and what our mission is in terms of providing useful information to the Chicago business community.

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.

Brand Overview:

For more than 30 years, the sole mission ofCrain's Chicago Businesshas been to provide local business news and information to Chicago's most influential executives. In print, online, through in-person events, mobile or video,Crain's Chicago Businessis Where the Who's Who Read What's What.



Crain Overview:

Crain Communicationshas been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century.As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be.

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