May 06, 2021


Crystal Lake, IL


News reporter sought in Crystal Lake!

Shaw Media is looking for a top-notch reporter to join the news staff of the Northwest Herald, our flagship daily. The reporter will be based in Crystal Lake and will work at Shaw Media’s premier daily newspaper and website (, which recently won three first-place honors and nine additional top five finishes in the Illinois Associated Press Managing Editors’ contest.

The McHenry County area is a competitive news market with plenty of opportunities to cover everything from breaking news to township government and taxation to school districts. The reporter will be expected to cover breaking news, local government, features and other community news and events for our print and online editions. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. Our focus is local news, local people and local events. We cover the communities in our market better than anyone.

About This Opportunity:

The ideal applicant will be someone who can tell the stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives. Ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media and mobile in serving our audience.

At least one year of professional experience is preferred. Those with outstanding internship experience are encouraged to apply. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar required, as is the ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance.

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.

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:


Or mail it to:

Shaw Media HR

c/o Reporter NWH

PO Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity and Drug-Free Employer.

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

This posting may not include all duties of the position.