Newcity seeks an editor to work directly with the editorial team in building on the already-strong foundation of literary coverage in Newcity. This is a paid, part-time position.
At a time when just about everyone is either scaling back coverage of books, poetry and the literary world, we’re always looking to expand.
The ideal candidate would be an exceptional writer and journalist, with an insatiable and broad appetite for all things literary. Someone with a passion for digging into the ever-deeper literary life of Chicago while keeping a sharp eye on national and international literary conversations.
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 lit-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 with a commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.