Neighbors Editor

Crystal Lake, IL

Shaw Media's operation in suburban Chicago has an exciting for an editor to curate local Neighbors submitted content, calendars and Features content at its Crystal Lake office.

About This Opportunity: 

The role also includes editing and designing a group of hyperlocal daily and weekly newspapers that cover towns across the suburbs of Chicago, including in McHenry, Will, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, and suburban Cook counties.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

• Edit hyperlocal news copy, according to AP and Shaw Media style, checking for grammar, punctuation, clarity, and accuracy.
• Quickly and accurately design dynamic, modular tab-sized and broadsheet pages. 
• Accurately proof and edit copy and write headlines for local news, features, sports, and business.
• Edit, crop and tone photos for publication.
• Meet production deadlines and maintain fast-paced page flow.


Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or related field and previous experience in copy editing and page design, preferably using inDesign on a Mac-based system. Photoshop experience a plus.

This position requires day and evening hours working on multiple publications, as assigned.

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.

Apply Today!

Interested candidates may send their résumé and design samples/portfolio to:


Or mail to:
Shaw Media - Neighbors Editor
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


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