The Columbia Chronicle



Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Columbia Chronicle. We are now accepting student applications for the Spring 2020 semester.

To apply, you must be enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester at Columbia College Chicago as a full- or part-time student with at least 6 credit hours or more. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please complete your application with all required documents by Nov. 24, 2019. The Chronicle will review all applications, conduct interviews and reference checks and make most hiring decisions by early- to mid-December. 

The Chronicle at Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, veteran status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, parental status, ancestry, source of income, credit history, housing status, order of protection status, actual or perceived association with such a person, and members of other protected classes under the law.

Please note: You cannot save this application, and you must have all items needed to finish and submit. Please review the questions and requirements below to make sure you’re ready to begin the process. Applications that are not complete will not be considered.

  • Applications for all positions require a resume.
  • Spring 2020 class schedule (if unavailable at this time please note why). 
  • At least two work samples.
  • Two references.
  • One letter of recommendation. You can upload your letter online through this system or ask the person writing your letter of recommendation to email it to no later than Nov. 24, 2019.

Available Positions (click on the job title to learn more):

Employment Application

  • List the month and year you expect to graduate.
  • Upload a PDF of your class schedule.
  • All staff members are expected to attend training week which will take place mid-January. If you are invited to be on staff and cannot make training week, we will work together to come to an appropriate solution/starting date.
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    May be uploaded now or emailed to no later than Nov. 24, 2019.

If you are not immediately hired, don’t be discouraged! We encourage you to keep developing your skills and to reapply each semester and/or when vacancies become available. We have a limited number of positions at any given time, but encourage all applicants to stay in touch. Many of our current student employees were not hired the first time they applied, but their persistence and growth were ultimately rewarded.

If you have any questions about the application process or want to check on the status of your application, email

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