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Receptionist

Chicago, IL

Company Description

Onion Inc. is an American multimedia news organization. It features satirical articles and reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper and website known as A.V. Club.

The Onion's articles comment on current events, both real and imagined. It parodies traditional newspaper and media features, such as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes, as well as traditional newspaper layout and AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy items, and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline, "Drugs Win Drug War”.

In addition, a second part of the newspaper is a non-satirical entertainment section called A.V. Club. A.V. Club features interviews and reviews of various newly released media, and other weekly features. The print edition also contains restaurant reviews and previews of upcoming live entertainment specific to cities where a print edition is published. The online incarnation of The A.V. Club has its own domain, includes its own regular features, A.V. Club blogs, reader forums/comments, and presents itself as a separate entity from The Onion itself.

Job Description

The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, is looking for a confident, organized, and professional Receptionist to assist in the operations of our Chicago office.

The most competitive candidates will display a strong understanding of the Onion’s unique brand and readership. This is a terrific job for college students/ recent college graduates and/or those with some experience in an administrative role. 

Qualifications

  • Greet all office visitors
  • Answer and route incoming phone calls
  • Administratively support office (e.g., filing, data entry, etc.)
  • Handle and distribute all incoming and outgoing mail, Fed Ex, and UPS on daily basis

Additional Information

The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


This is an hourly, part-time position (20-25 hours per week).