Any job is a good job in today’s media world if it comes with a paycheck and benefits. But even by obsolete standards in which challenging responsibilities and job satisfaction are taken into account, the Chicago Reporter has put a good job up for grabs. The Reporter‘s looking for a new editor/publisher.
“It’s a singular opportunity for a journalist to make a splash on issues of race and poverty at a crucial time in the media world,” says Laura Washington, the interim publisher. Washington and interim editor Rui Kaneya are holding down the fort while the Community Renewal Society, which launched the Reporter in 1972, looks for someone permanent to do both jobs. The previous editor/publisher, Kimbriell Kelly, resigned last fall.