Copy Editor / Page Designer

Crystal Lake, IL


Do you have a passion for the written word? Do you enjoy great newspaper and magazine design?

Shaw Media has an opportunity for you!

We are looking for dynamic, experienced copy editors and page designers to work on our universal copy desk in Crystal Lake, IL. The universal desk is responsible for editing and designing a group of hyperlocal daily and weekly newspapers that cover towns across the suburbs of Chicago, including in McHenry, Will, DuPage, Kane and suburban Cook counties.

Ideally, candidates should have:
• The ability to accurately edit copy and write headlines for news, sports, business, and features;
• The ability to quickly and accurately design eye-catching tab-sized pages;
• A solid knowledge of AP style and grammar;
• Above average attention to detail.

A college degree in journalism or related field is a must and previous experience in copy editing and page design, preferably using InDesign, is preferable. Photoshop experience a plus.

This position requires evening and weekend 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:

Apply Now! Located below.

Mail to: Shaw Media - Copy Editor / Page Designer
          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.
Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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