640 N LaSalle Street Suite 480 Chicago, IL 60654 YouSwoops rise to become one of Chicago’s top daily deal sites has been well chronicled by major local and regional media, tweeted by thousands of fans and gotten bloggers buzzing. But that’s just the beginning: We’re a passionate, energetic and fun group committed to providing awesome experiences in Chicago for our Swoopers. To that end, we work hard every day to partner with great local businesses and market their compelling services and products to our rapidly growing consumer base. We take pride in the ambition, creativity and spunk of our employees, who create the innovative environment that’s allowed for YouSwoop’s continuous growth. Editor: As the full-‐time editor, you would help grow and develop our editorial department. You would have an important voice in content decisions and an opportunity to work alongside key leaders in the company. Strong management and decision-‐making skills are essential. You would have the exciting opportunity to… • Craft creative, informative write-‐ups read by our database of more than 140,000 subscribers. • Help continually refine and define our voice. • Research cool local businesses. • Brainstorm how to make features as compelling as possible. • Fact-‐check and copy edit freelance writers’ work with a keen eye for detail. • Enter material into our content management system. • Wear a number of editorial hats in a fun start-‐up environment. You would be a good fit if… • You have a degree in journalism and a strong interest in marketing. • You’ve interned or worked at publications like Time Out Chicago and Chicago magazine. • You pick up the voice of a new publication quickly and easily. • You don’t just have a strong command of AP style: You could practically rewrite the current edition from memory. • You have eyes sharper than an eagle’s when it comes to catching grammatical errors. • You’ve woken up in the middle of the night wondering if you made a factual error on a story, checked it and gone back to bed happy that you were right all along. • You’re organized, turn in assignments ahead of time and thrive under deadline pressure. • Your attention to detail borders OCD, and you’ve mastered the art of multitasking. • You work well in a collaborative environment and always have ideas to share. • Not required, but a strong bonus: You have basic HTML skills and have posted material online using a content management system. To apply, send your résumé, cover letter and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.