Chicago’s editorial department hires 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 six-month positions are five days a week.

When available, open roles will be listed on Tribune Publishing careers.


  • 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

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.