Chicago Sun-Times Careers & Internships

Thanks for your interest in working at the Chicago Sun-Times. We’re determined to listen to — and engage with — the hard-working people of Chicago to bring them news coverage that matters. We are a results-driven team looking for people who can make an impact. If you are creative, hard-working, talented and eager to build a new kind of media company for our city, we’d like to hear from you!

Please apply for one position only. You will be considered for any other opening in which your qualifications fit the job requirements.

Product and Engineering

Senior Product Manager

The Sr. Product Manager will manage multiple high-impact digital products from ideation, design and specification through development, launch and maintenance. They are responsible for the delivery of complex consumer-facing projects that support the service journalism mission of Chicago Public Media. Learn more about this position.


Deputy Managing Editor, News

The Sun-Times is looking for an innovative leader ready to help guide daily – and hourly – news coverage in one of America’s most exciting and diverse metropolitan areas. We’re seeking a Deputy Managing Editor, News, to help guide an ambitious and talented news team of general assignment reporters and assistant editors to produce important, interesting and useful stories that help Chicago area residents participate in, and make the most of, our community. Learn more about this position.

Weekend, Special Projects Editor

We’re looking for a versatile, experienced leader to oversee our Sunday print edition and special sections to ensure that they offer a compelling mix of distinctive must-read stories. It’s an important moment as we reorganize our staffing to continue to break news while focusing even more on enterprising stories and investigations that drive conversation and make a difference. The Sunday paper is the print home for some of our biggest stories. Learn more about this position.

Creative Director

We seek an innovative leader who can lead the visual direction of the Chicago Sun-Times’ editorial products. This a unique opportunity to lead an influential local news outlet in an innovative, exciting market at a time when the Sun-Times has joined Chicago Public Media, become a nonprofit, and adopted a membership model without a paywall. We want our visual identity to reflect our new direction and showcase the work of our fantastic team of photographers, designers, and more. Learn more about this position.

Features Writer

We are seeking an experienced Features Writer to join our growing newsroom. The Features Writer will provide breaking and trending news and feature coverage about the Chicago area cultural scene, including music, theater, TV, music, family fun, and art.  Learn more about this position.

Interactives Editor

Chicago Public Media is seeking an Interactives Editor to join CPM’s growing data journalism team. The editor will work on a team with news editors, reporters, data journalists, and developers to conceptualize, assign and help produce interactive digital stories for the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ. The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist with a background in web development and project management who can guide journalists to produce visually compelling stories. Learn more about this position.

Newsroom internships

The Chicago Sun-Times offers a paid, full-time summer reporting 10-week internship to a college junior, senior, or recent college graduate who is a person of color. Additionally, the Sun-Times offers a small number of paid and unpaid newsroom internships over the summer and part-time for the spring and fall semesters in the following departments: metro, visual, audience/social media, and sports. Learn more about this position.


Events and Community Engagement Coordinator

We are looking for a partnerships and events marketing coordinator to join our marketing team. The partnerships and events marketing coordinator engages new and existing partner organizations to develop, plan and execute mutually supporting relationships to engage new audiences and grow the community of members and readers for The Chicago Sun-Times. Learn more about this position.

Graphic Designer

We are currently seeking a highly creative and talented graphic designer to join our dynamic team. The graphic designer will help develop and execute visually engaging marketing materials across various platforms. Bringing a keen eye for design and proficiency in industry-standard design tools, the graphic designer will collaborate with various departments to visually communicate stories, events, and information to our audiences through print and digital platforms. The ideal candidate should have a strong eye for design, excellent attention to detail, and a passion for journalism. Learn more about this position.