Reporter - SVM

Sterling, IL

Sauk Valley Media in northwestern Illinois is looking for a reporter with an eye for detail and a passion for community journalism to join its award-winning staff.

Sauk Valley Media, part of Shaw Media, publishes two daily newspapers: the Telegraph in Dixon and the Daily Gazette in Sterling, and also maintains a vibrant and timely online and social media presence.

About This Opportunity:
The right candidate will cover all aspects of local life, from features to cops, government to education, and from breaking news to thoughtful, in-depth enterprise pieces.

Some professional experience is preferred, but SVM will accept candidates with an undergraduate degree and experience as an intern or college newspaper reporter. Priority will be given to candidates who can generate quality, in-depth investigative articles, in a style that is clear and concise. Photo and social media skills are a plus.

Candidates also must have and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and an acceptable motor vehicle record.


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, as well as opportunities to advance withint the company.
Apply Today!

Send a cover letter that explains your interest in community journalism, clips or links to samples of your reporting, and a resume and three references.     

Apply Today!

Online: use link below

Or Mail to:
    Sauk Valley Media - Reporter
    Attn: Rusty Schrader
    PO Box 498
    Sterling, IL 61081

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.


Apply Now!   Return to Job List