Business and Labor Reporter - Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times is hiring an experienced reporter to cover Chicago’s dynamic business, real estate and tech communities, as well as cover unions and other organized labor groups. This is a senior-level position requiring knowledge of everything business-related, from bankruptcy court proceedings to the stock market to SEC and Department of Labor filings.
- Provide daily coverage of the top business developments in the Chicago region, writing these stories for everyday, hard-working people
- Produce enterprise and feature stories about the region’s business, real estate, organized labor and tech communities
- Coordinate and collaborate with the City Hall reporter on coverage of huge developments, e.g. “Lincoln Yards” and “The 78”
- Coordinate and collaborate with the City Desk on coverage of strikes and other labor unrest in Chicago
- Collaborate with other reporters on coverage of utility and infrastructure challenges facing Chicago and the region — and on business development challenges in lower-income neighborhoods in Chicago and the suburbs
- Solid editorial judgment and ethics
- Strong writing skills
- A deep list of business and organized labor sources
- Comfortability with discussing stories on camera and on podcasts/radio
- Thrive in breaking news situations
- Knowledge of CBOT and CBOE structure; city of Chicago rules and regulations regarding real estate planning and zoning approvals, and state and federal Department of Labor and SEC databases/documents
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
- A minimum of 10 years of experience as a reporter and/or editor on a business- or real estate-related beat
This is a non-exempt (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.