Newcity seeks an assistant editor to work directly with the editor in building on the foundation of design coverage in Newcity. This is a paid, part-time position, approximately twenty hours a month.
Design, which incorporates architecture and the built environment, and home, fashion, graphic and product design, is a central interest in the lives of our readers. Yet few if any publications give it the attention it deserves, and those that do cover it approach it from a consumerist perspective. We’re more interested in it as an artistic and social practice, with implications for the city and culture at large.
It’s an exciting time to be thinking about design in Chicago, one of the great world centers in its practice.
The ideal candidate would be an exceptional writer and journalist, with an insatiable and broad appetite for all things design. The ability to craft creative and provocative essays and features, while inspiring the same from a stable of freelance contributors, is paramount. As is an ability to source strong local design-news features. A working comfort with digital and social media are expected; multimedia skills are a plus.
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and links to published stories to Newcity editor Brian Hieggelke at [email protected] If you have ideas to share, please do so. But do NOT call. Newcity is an equal-opportunity employer.