Sauk Valley Media, the publisher of the Gazette in Sterling and the Telegraph in Dixon, Illinois, is looking for a top-notch general assignment news reporter to join the news staff at Sauk Valley Media, which is based in Dixon and covers four counties.

About This Opportunity:

The ideal applicant will be someone with a keen sense of curiosity and an eye for detail. Reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. The reporter will be expected to cover breaking news and write relevant community news stories with an eye toward enterprise.

Ideal candidates will have a clear understanding of the importance of social media in serving our audience and the ability to write clear, concise copy.


  • A college degree in journalism or related field
  • Ability to shoot photographs and video as required
  • One-year professional reporting experience
  • Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance.

About Shaw Media:
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Bears Insider, a video production unit, 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 competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).

Apply Today!

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume:

Mail to:
Shaw Media – Human Resources
Attn: News Reporter
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.
Shaw Media is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
This posting may not include all duties of the position.


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