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Welcome to Chicago Southsider — a Facebook Bulletin newsletter-turned-community news site that helps to “unlock the best of Chicago’s South Side, one block at a time.”

Are you ready to work with Chicago Southsider? Do you want to help us keep our history alive and spread solutions journalism? We are hiring freelancers in the following areas:

  • Writers (See description below)
  • Editors (Send resume to hello@chicagosouthsider.com)
  • Social Media Managers (Send work samples to us at hello@chicagosouthsider.com)

Freelance writer

As a freelance writer, you will be joining forces with a small team of community contributors to unlock the rich history of Chicago’s South Side and develop a portfolio of solutions journalism content. Click here for an example. We also cover events and community interviews.

Short articles are typically around 500 to 800 words. Long articles can be anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 words. Your assignments will vary based on your expertise, availability, and interest. Our content direction may change at any time due to evolving needs of the community. The ability to pitch story ideas well and often is a huge bonus. We will initially work on a trial basis and then discuss regular contributions. Experience with writing solutions journalism or research-based consumer friendly content is preferred. However, we are always open to welcoming community contributors!

All opportunities are remote.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication and English skills
  • Proven ability to write high-quality content with minimal edits
  • Conduct unbiased and ethical reporting
  • Ability to interview key stakeholders
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Gather first-hand accounts of events
  • Organize an outline into a cohesive, interesting story
  • Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant facts
  • Desire to create the best content on the internet
  • A passion for making an impact in real people’s lives with meaningful content and information

Ready to apply? Follow the steps below to start your journey with Chicago Southsider:

  • Send us an email at hello@chicagosouthsider.com.
  • Subject: Position + Chicago Southsider + Your Name (Freelance Writer + Chicago Southsider + Ronnie Lynn)
  • Introduce yourself in 5-7 sentences. Where did you grow up? What is your educational and career background? Special skills? Why do you want to write for Chicago Southsider? What is one of your favorite articles on ChicagoSouthsider.com and why?
  • Please attach your resume and send links to 2-3 writing samples.

We look forward to hearing from you!