The Regional Editor is responsible for the overall editorial content of the company’s websites and newspapers in DeKalb, Kane and Kendall counties in northern Illinois. The editor will work with a team including reporters, editors, and photographers, to produce high-quality, engaging journalism that informs and entertains readers. The editor is responsible for the overall editorial content of the group, which focuses on appealing to local readers and growing a digital audience. The editor will also develop and implement editorial strategies to help the newspapers grow their audience and reach.

We are looking for someone passionate about local news and good judgment. The editor also must have a strong track record of meeting deadlines, good decision-making, and solid editing skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the editorial content of the company’s DeKalb/Kane/Kendall counties region
  • Work with reporters, editors, and photographers to produce high-quality, engaging content
  • Develop and implement editorial strategies that will help the newspapers grow their audience and reach
  • Stay up-to-date on current events and trends in the news industry, including digital-first strategy
  • Work with our news partners to ensure coverage in all our markets

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience with proven success in editorial leadership roles
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong commitment to journalistic excellence
  • Experience with digital media
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of the news industry and the local community

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and 401(k) with company match
  • Opportunity to work with a talented and dedicated team
  • Chance to make a difference in the 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.

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

Or mail 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 and background check are required.

This posting may not include all duties of the position.

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