April 10, 2021


Dixon, IL


Editor opportunity

Shaw Local News Network seeks a competitive and strategic editor to lead news coverage in the Sauk Valley, Illinois, region. The editor will oversee day-to-day operations in a digital-first environment, including but not limited to: managing story budgets, writing stories, editing copy, updating the web, managing the daily workflow, and coaching reporters. Our strategic goal is to grow digital subscribers.

This is a Tuesday-Saturday position. The Saturday role leads news coverage for our overall Shaw operation in Illinois.

The position is based in Dixon, Illinois. We are virtual now, but when work returns to our offices, occasional travel in the Sauk region will be necessary.

About this opportunity:

• Top candidates will be able to develop a deep understanding of the region, identify important local topics, and work with reporters to turn them into relevant, compelling, enterprise stories.

• The ideal applicant will possess a solid understanding of digital subscriber acquisition. The editor should be experienced with social media, mobile, and video. Strong leadership, recruiting and networking skills are necessary.

• The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to execute strategic initiatives by utilizing existing resources.

The preferred candidate will have a strong news writing portfolio, news management experience and a degree in journalism or a related field.

About Shaw Media:

Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Bears Insider, 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.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume:


Mail to:

Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: Editor

P.O. Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Pre-employment drug screen and background check including motor vehicle record required.

Shaw Media is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

This posting may not include all duties of the position.