Peru, IL

About Shaw Media:

Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings currently include websites, newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851. As a family-owned company, we believe in a team-oriented, people-first structure that creates a culture of success. We are actively involved in our communities, supporting local service organizations, and providing local news, sports, and programming content.

About This Opportunity:

Shaw Local Radio is searching for an energetic, experienced, reliable, career-minded, highly motivated, and all-around positive people person to join our team as a Full-Time Account Executive. This is your opportunity to become a marketing superhero to local businesses in the Illinois Valley! You will develop multimedia solutions that include our market-leading radio stations; WALS 102 Country, Today’s Best Hits Q-Hits Music, Classic Hits 106.1, Classic Country WGLC, 98.5 WSPL and Shaw Media Marketing Digital.

You will be immersed in an engaging, supportive culture that fosters success. As an effective communicator, you will develop and maintain relationships with leaders in the business community. Representing the stations professionally and enthusiastically is expected as we are actively involved in our communities.

Why Work at Shaw Local Radio?

We are a family-owned, people-first business that cares about you just as much as we value the work you do to build our brands within the communities we serve. Our culture will support your success and help you grow in your career. As a Shaw Media company, we are a well-established, well-respected leader in our communities. Your opportunity to work and live in the “Starved Rock Area” offers an appealing lifestyle for singles and families alike. Our communities boast outstanding schools, unique retailers, year-round activities, endless recreational opportunities, exciting local events, and plenty of access to the scenic outdoors.

What the job requires of you: 

You will bring a motivated, positive, and passionate attitude for broadcasting. Being a people person, you will enjoy engaging with clients, collaborating with our talented staff, and LOVE being the hero! The nature of this position requires exceptional organization, follow-through, and the ability to work with an exceptional team.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with marketing partners.
  • Identify and close new business.
  • Manage the sales cycle from lead generation to closing.
  • Provide excellent customer service, and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Generate revenue and meet/exceed established sales goals.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A desire to learn and grow.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent experience
  • Persuasive communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of basic FCC rules and regulations.
  • 1-3 years prior sales experience, preferably in Media or Marketing.

What you will receive in return:

You will get a supportive work environment, collaborating with some of the most talented colleagues in the broadcast industry, and managers who value your work, time, and perspective. In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, and 401(k) with company match.

Join our winning team today! If you feel your experience may not line up perfectly with the job as described, we encourage you to still apply. Shaw Local Radio is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace.

Please submit a cover letter along with a resume:

Or mail it to us at:

Shaw Media Human Resources
Attn: Account Executive
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug-free Employer
Pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record, and drug screen required
This posting may not include all duties of the position.


Job Category: Advertising
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois Peru