Sports Editor

Creston, IA

The Creston News Advertiser - a Shaw Media publication located in southwest Iowa - is seeking an energetic sports Editor to lead our coverage of high school athletics, community sports, and Southwestern Community College.

The successful candidate will manage the sports coverage for the Creston News Advertiser, a 3,400 circulation five-day-a-week paper, as well as the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, a 1,800 circulation weekly paper and the Adair County Free Press, a 1,500 circulation weekly paper and the Fontanelle Observer weekly paper.

Within the past three years, prep sports teams in the area have produced a state track team championship, state softball championship, state cross country championship and state wrestling championship, as well as numerous individual state champions and place winners.

About This Opportunity:
We are looking for a sports leader that will continue to provide quality game reports and in-depth feature stories while maintaining a reliable presence on social media. We are looking for a candidate who will continue to grow both our print and our digital audiences. The position requires reporters who know how to incorporate photos or videos in his or her reporting and who can make a story come to life.

Solid knowledge of AP style and grammar required, as is the ability to design pages. Experience with the web, multimedia, photography, and InDesign is a plus. Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.

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.

Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply. Submit a cover letter, along with your resume and 3-5 samples of your best work, to: 

Online: Apply Now! (located below)

Mail to:

Creston News Advertiser  
Attn: Sports Editor
503 W. Adams or PO Box 126
Creston, IA 50801

Pre-employment background check including motor vehicle record and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of positions.
Shaw Media is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


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