News reporter sought in competitive Joliet market
Shaw Media's suburban group is looking for a reporter to join our news staff. The reporter will be based in Joliet, and will work on one of Shaw Media’s daily newspaper and website (TheHerald-News.com).
The Joliet area and both Will and Grundy counties are competitive news markets with plenty of breaking news. The reporter will be expected to cover breaking news, features and other community news and events for our print and online editions. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. Our focus is local news, local people and local events. We cover the communities in our market better than anyone.
About This Opportunity:
The ideal applicant will be someone who can tell the stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives. Ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media and mobile in serving our audience.
At least one year of professional experience is preferred, but those with outstanding internship experience will be considered. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar required, as is ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have and maintain a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.
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 company match.
Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply. Forward a cover letter, along with your resume and 3-5 samples of your best work, apply now located below.
Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media - Reporter JHN
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer