June 18, 2021


Creston, IA


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

About This Opportunity:

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 championships, and state wrestling championship, as well as numerous individual state champions and place winners.

We are looking for a team player who will 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 a reporter who knows 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 driver’s 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, 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 comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match.

Interested candidates are invited to send their resume, cover letter, and writing clips to:


Mail to:

Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: Sportswriter Creston

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 drug-free workplace.