Joliet, IL

 The Joliet Herald-News, located in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, is seeking an energetic prep sports reporter.

We are looking for a team player who will provide quality game reports and in-depth feature stories, while maintaining a reliable presence on social media. We are looking for a candidate who will continue to grow both our print and our digital audiences. The position requires a reporter who knows how to incorporate photos or videos and make a story come to life.

The hours for this position call for night and weekend availability. Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or a related field and previous experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of AP style and demonstrated ability to excel on deadline. Experience with the web, multimedia and photography is a plus. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.


  • Provide coverage of high school athletics beyond just game stories, including features, enterprise projects and data journalism
  • Produce content for our digital platforms, including photos and video
  • Promote content on social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok
  • Develop sources within the local sports community

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 comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and 401(k) with company match.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume to:

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

Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity and 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.


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