May 06, 2021


Dixon, IL


Reporter sought in Dixon!

Shaw Media is looking for a top-notch reporter with a passion for community journalism to join the news staff at our Sauk Valley Media operation. Based in Dixon, Illinois, this reporter will be focused on our Ogle County products which include weekly publications in Oregon, Polo, Forreston, and Mount Morris.

About This Opportunity:

The position will be expected to cover breaking news, community news, and write features for our print and online editions. The reporter will collaborate with other Shaw Media publications on area news coverage. Reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors.

The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of the importance of social media in serving our audience and the ability to write clear, concise copy. Some copy editing and proofing may be required. Preferred candidates will have experience shooting photos and video.


• A college degree in journalism or related field

• One-year professional reporting experience or solid internship experience

• Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar

• Must have and maintain 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, 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 comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match.

Interested candidates, please forward a cover letter explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with your resume and writing samples to:


Mail to:

Shaw Media - Human Resources

c/o News Reporter

113 S Peoria Ave

Dixon, IL 60121

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

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

This posting may not include all duties of the position.