Crystal Lake, IL

Shaw Media, a family-owned publishing company with properties in the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Illinois, is seeking a meteorologist who is ready to seize a unique opportunity to build their brand in front of our considerable print and online audience. 

We're looking for a unique personality who can deliver a unique daily forecast for our daily and weekly newspapers in northern Illinois and suburban Chicago, from Morris in the south all the way north to the Wisconsin border and west to Dixon and Sterling. 


  • Produce relevant daily weather content including forecasts, maps, video, and written reporting
  • Execution of regular on camera reporting and public appearances within the communities served
  • Regularly update social media with relevant and breaking weather related content
  • Build and maintain a network of weather-spotters in Northern Illinois
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines 
  • Ensure timely reporting on breaking weather phenomena
  • Work in tandem with marketing efforts


  • Bachelor Degree in Meteorology or related field
  • Strong camera presence, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Broad understanding of weather affects on all types of community groups (farmers, commuters, parents, elderly, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively independently and/or with a team consisting of individuals from all levels of the organization, including senior management
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance
  • Historical knowledge of Northern Illinois weather events a plus

The successful candidate will be a serious, professionally trained meteorologist.  This exciting position offers the right person the opportunity to shape our new direction when it comes to reporting the weather. This individual will be a personality presented to our readers on a daily basis, and will be expected to make some public appearances to represent the company in the community. 


Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:

Shaw Media offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with company match, and paid holidays, sick, and vacation.  The people are awesome, too! 

If this sound like you, submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to:

Online:  Apply Now! (located below)

Or mail to:  Shaw Media - Meteorologist
                     PO Box 250
                     Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.
This posting may not include all duties of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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