Yorkville, Illinois

Shaw Media is seeking an enthusiastic sportswriter to assist in local sports coverage for the Kendall County Record and Suburban Life newspapers.

We cover the area’s high schools and other sports happenings in and around Kendall, DuPage and western Cook County.

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 growing both our print and digital audiences.

About the position:
Qualified candidates must have experience in a deadline-driven environment and have demonstrated the ability to write clear, concise, and engaging sports stories and features. Candidates should possess a passion for community sports journalism and the ability to work collaboratively with photographers and other reporters to produce a great newspaper and website. They should be able to engage and grow our audience through social media channels.

The hours for this position call for night and weekend availability.

The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation, and an acceptable motor vehicle record.

Two years of professional experience are preferred, but recent college graduates will be considered. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar is required. Experience with the Web and multimedia is a plus.

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.

If you are a talented and experienced sportswriter who is passionate and has experience with digital media, we encourage you to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Shaw Media – Human Resources
Attn: Regional Editor
P.O. Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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


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