Digital Copy Editor
Chicago, IL Editorial News
Job Type


The Chicago Sun-Times is the hardest-working paper in America, covering the stories and issues that matter most to Chicagoans 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, Chicago Sun-Times Media, Inc. (CSTM) is 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.

 The Opportunity 

We are looking for an experienced digital copy editor to edit its award-winning website. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced, breaking news environment and collaborate with reporters and editors. Applicants also must have sound news judgment and mastery of AP style, spelling, and grammar. Duties include editing stories for content and clarity, writing headlines and captions, and checking facts.


COVID-19 Requirement: CSTM requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

  • Minimum of three years of editing or copy editing experience at a news organization.
  • Mastery of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Excellent knowledge of AP Style
  • Experienced in writing strong headlines
  • History of collaborating well with colleagues in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work within a collaborative team culture
  • A hybrid work schedule: 2 days in the office, 3 days remote
  • Opportunity to be part of an iconic brand!

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.  This role does not offer sponsorship employment benefits.  

 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.