Chicago magazine’s editorial department seeks motivated, enthusiastic college graduates for help with fact checking, story research, interview transcription, and some administrative tasks. Research assistants are also encouraged to pitch ideas and write for various sections of the magazine. Our paid temporary positions are five days a week, so please state your availability in your application.


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, creative writing, literature, or similar discipline
  • Experience fact-checking, researching, or writing for a magazine, newspaper, or other media
  • Knowledge of Chicago magazine and its format
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and WordPress a plus


Applications are taken on a rolling basis. We are looking for research assistants to start winter 2022-2023. To apply, candidates should email a resume, writing samples, and a cover letter to

Chicago is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices, and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity, and experience. Join us.