City Bureau is hiring a Director of Communications & Marketing who will create, manage and execute marketing & communications strategy for the organization.
Since 2015, City Bureau has been at the forefront of a movement to reimagine journalism as a public good. Our programs inform, engage and equip people to strengthen information systems in communities underserved by existing media. These efforts have earned us accolades including the Best Start-Up Award (Chicago Headline Club) and Rising Star Award (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press).
We are seeking a digital marketing expert with a passion for community engagement who can thrive in a startup environment and help lead our organization through a period of significant growth. You will have wide latitude to create the structures necessary to promote our team’s work to our target audiences on Chicago’s South and West Sides, and to expand our reach beyond our existing community. You must be nimble enough to create strategy and processes as well as execute day-to-day tasks.
As a director-level staff member, you will be integrated into leadership conversations about organizational strategy. This may include hiring and managing contractors, as well as possible future staff hires to build out our marketing and communications capacity.