Location: Ottawa, IL

Shaw Local News Network, the publisher of The Times in Ottawa and NewsTribune in La Salle-Peru, is looking for a news reporter to share stories in print and broadcast mediums for the Illinois Valley region, which includes La Salle, Bureau, and Putnam counties.

About This Opportunity:

The ideal applicant will be someone with a passion for local news with an ability to create and share stories for digital, broadcast and print platforms.
The reporter will be expected to generate many of their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. They 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
• Some experience or knowledge in broadcast journalism
• 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, 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.

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) with match.

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

Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media – News Reporter IL Valley
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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

Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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