Wire Desk Reporter
Chicago, IL Editorial Dept

The Chicago Sun-Times is the hardest-working paper in America, covering the stories and issues that matter most to Chicago’s working women and men with depth, integrity, and grit. The newsroom has earned eight Pulitzer Prizes for its hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth political coverage, insightful sports analysis, entertainment reviews, and cultural commentary.  An industry-leading innovator in local news, it has been recognized nationally for expanding digital and multimedia reporting platforms alongside its indomitable newspaper, the oldest continuously published daily in the city.

In January 2022, the Sun-Times merged with public radio station WBEZ with a shared mission to strengthen local journalism in Chicago. Under the banner of Chicago Public Media, we are now part of one of the largest nonprofit news organizations in the nation. This merger reinforces our commitment to serving Chicagoans with the news that matters most – fact-based, unbiased journalism that is deeply connected to Chicago communities.

We are hiring a dynamic reporter for our Sun-Times News Gathering (STNG) Wire Desk. Major media outlets rely on STNG for the quickest and most accurate coverage of breaking local stories.  The successful candidate will have the ability to sum up the facts into meaningful, concise reports and the skill to connect breaking stories to discussions of broader issues.


  • Write, edit and publish timely and accurate breaking news stories, following the best practices of SEO, storytelling and audience engagement
  • Continually monitor scanner traffic and social media
  • Send out alerts
  • Report from scenes of breaking news
  • Maintain and publish a daybook twice daily
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
  • Experience writing for news publications, preferably covering breaking news
  • Available to work flexible hours, including overnight shifts

 To Apply:  Interested candidates must submit five (5) previously published clips of their work along with a resume. 

COVID-19 Requirements:  Effective 6/1/2022 Chicago Sun-Times Media (CSTM) will adopt a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule and require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. CSTM may change the content or format of this job at any time at its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.

CSTM does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, citizenship or national origin, veteran status, or on any other basis which would violate any applicable federal, state, or local law.