Positions available with the Community Renewal Society


Editor & Publisher for Catalyst Chicago

The Community Renewal Society informs, organizes and trains communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice. The organization seeks an editor & publisher for its award-winning education news organization, Catalyst Chicago.  Download the job description (pdf).

Data Editor

The Chicago Reporter, a publication of the Community Renewal Society, seeks a data editor to help shape its investigative reporting on race, poverty and income inequality. The ideal candidate is passionate about CRS’s mission, loves data and fits comfortably in a small nonprofit shop with big ambitions.  Download the job description (pdf).

Policy Director

The Policy Director leads the Policy team in developing and implementing the organization’s policy agenda in coordination with the work of CRS’ community leaders and the organizing staff.  The Policy Director also directly lobbies on one or more specific policy initiatives and staffs one or more issue teams and/or community campaigns. The Policy Director is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the executive director.  Download the job description (pdf).


About author

Tony Smith

Tony Smith is a news reporter and meteorologist. He’s worked in Miami, Omaha, Norfolk, Greensboro and Las Vegas. But Chicago is home for this weatherman. Tony is looking forward to working with other NABJCC board members in-order bring together Chicagoland journalists dedicated to truth and excellence in newsgathering, reporting, and equality in the media industry. You can hear Tony on WVON-AM 1690AM as a fill-in News/Traffic Anchor & Meteorologist. He encourages everyone to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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