Sports Editor JHN

Joliet, IL

Shaw Media is looking for an enthusiastic, digitally minded sports editor to oversee local and regional sports coverage for The Herald-News in Joliet. We cover local sports in the Will and Grundy county areas like no one else. We are looking for a leader who can organize/lead our coverage of everything from high school sports to NASCAR.

Instant delivery of sports news to a diverse audience via social media and other outlets is a priority.

We are looking for an editor who will continue to grow our print and digital audience, and who relishes taking chances with innovative enterprise and feature ideas. The editor will be expected to cover events and write interesting local enterprise stories, as well as supervise and edit other sports writers and correspondents.

Candidates must understand the difference between writing and editing for print and writing and editing for various digital platforms, and that today's sports news must be reported as it happens. A strong understanding and comfort level with disseminating news and scores via social media is essential...

Candidates should possess a passion for community sports journalism and the ability to work collaboratively with photographers, reporters and sports editors from other Shaw markets to produce great newspapers, magazines, and websites.


  • Local sports event coverage
  • Supervision of sports writers
  • Setting/budgeting content
  • Editing content
  • Correspondent coordination


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 3 years of professional experience
  • Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar
  • Solid understanding of social media
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

About Shaw Media:
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit 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 company match.

Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to:

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Shaw Media - JHN Sports Editor
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL  60039

Pre-employment background check and drug screen required
This posting may not include all duties of the position

Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace


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