Chicago Reader Joins Network of Affiliates


Chicago, IL — January 16, 2008, the premier local job board throughout the city, is pleased to announce the addition of the Chicago Reader to its network of affiliates. This valuable partnership will enable the site’s advertisers to target a more qualified audience to fill their job opportunities.

Joseph G. Shaker, general manager of, says “the Chicago Reader assures the enhanced visibility of with its strong print and online presence.”

Chicago Reader is very excited to work with and their affiliated papers. Our new partnership will be a valuable resource for both job applicants and advertisers,” says Mike Crystal, publisher of the Chicago Reader.

“Prospective applicants using the Reader or its constantly updated website can choose from a much greater pool of desirable professional local jobs in the city and suburbs,” he continued. “In addition, we feel that by teaming with Chicago Jobs, our advertisers will end up with a much deeper and better-qualified group of applicants to consider when making hiring decisions.”

The partnership provides the Reader with exposure to the nearly 200,000 registered users and nearly 2 million yearly unique visitors to

About the Chicago Reader
Published every Thursday, the Reader is distributed at more than 1,800 locations. It specializes in feature stories with an emphasis on contemporary city life. The Reader is well-known for its indispensable guides to Chicago music, film, theatre, and nightlife, and for its extensive classified advertising section that focuses on the needs of young urban adults., an essential information source and gathering place for online Reader readers, serves nearly 1,000,000 pageviews per week and is visited by more than 25,000 unique users per day.

With the area’s most prominent newspapers as its engine, the network of affiliate newspapers provides unmatched local coverage, enhanced services, and consolidated information to area employers and prospective employees. The network includes: The Beacon News, Chicago Reader, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Courier News, The Doings, The Herald News, The Kane County Chronicle, Lake County Journals, Liberty Suburban Chicago Newspapers, The Morris Daily Herald, The Naperville Sun, The News-Sun, Northwest Herald, Pioneer Press, The Post-Tribune, The Southtown Star and Weekly Journals.


Contact Information
Joe Shaker, Jr.