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. Winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes, the Sun-Times features hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth political coverage, insightful sports analysis, entertainment reviews and cultural commentary, both in print and online.
The Chicago Sun-Times is seeking to hire a criminal justice reporter. Applicants should have at least three years of reporting experience and a demonstrated history of breaking significant news in a competitive news market. While covering major news involving crime is an essential part of this job, it is only one aspect. Police reform and police discipline are critical issues in Chicago, and the criminal justice reporter will need to keep on top of the latest developments.
We strive to cover crime with 360-degree perspective, and the criminal justice reporter must be able to interview all the players in a story with sensitivity and scrutiny. The reporter will often need to place stories in the broader context of how crime affects neighborhoods. The ideal candidate should also be deft at analyzing statistics to spot trends and produce analysis.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Sun-Times newsroom is currently working remotely. When feasible, the position will be based out of the Sun-Times’ newsroom in Chicago.
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