Kendall County, IL

Shaw Media is looking for a motivated reporter to join our award-winning staff of journalists in Chicago’s suburbs.

The reporter will be expected to cover breaking news, features, and meetings for our print and online editions. The reporter is expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. Our focus is local news. We cover the communities in our markets better than anyone.

We are looking for people who can tell stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives. The ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of the Web and mobile in serving our audience.

At least one year of professional experience is preferred. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar is required, as is the ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance. This position is remote and the candidate must live in the market. 

About Shaw Media: 

Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, radio, 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 explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with your resume.

Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media – Reporter KCR
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 are 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