Joliet, Illinois

Shaw Local News Network, northern Illinois’ top source for local news, is hiring a new editor for The Herald-News in Joliet, Illinois.

This is a high-profile and important post in our company. The ideal candidate has strong news judgment and the ability to work with and help develop our reporting staff. Coverage of breaking news and executing regular enterprise stories are vital.

We are looking for a team leader who fosters a spirit of collaboration both within the local newsroom and the Shaw Local News Network.

This is a fast-paced role that requires high-level planning, thinking, and editing. You also must be comfortable working with other departments, as well as other newsrooms in our network.

Our company operates seven daily newspapers and many weekly papers around the region, and we focus on having the first, best, and the most coverage of important local stories.

Our focus is on growing our digital subscriber base. We concentrate on keeping our subscribers engaged by updating our website promptly with the day’s breaking news, while also digging deep into what matters to Illinois residents.

To be considered, you must care about our very important print audience, while also being able to grow our paid online readership. You must understand and care about metrics and how to use them to help improve our daily reports. You also have to love and appreciate local news.

About This Opportunity:
The ideal applicant will be someone with excellent writing, editing and organizational skills. Must be available to respond when news breaks — even if it’s at night or on the weekend.

About Shaw Media:
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, 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.

Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:
In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match.

Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply. Submit a cover letter, along with your resume and 3-5 samples of your best work:

Mail to:
Shaw Media – Human Resources
c/o Editor JHN
P.O. Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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


Job Category: Editorial
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois Joliet