September 22, 2021


Crystal Lake, IL


The Northwest Herald, located in Chicago’s far northwest suburbs, is seeking an energetic sports writer.

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 sports reporter who knows how to incorporate photos or videos and make a story come to life.

The hours for this position call for night and weekend availability. Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or a related field and previous experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of AP style and demonstrated ability to excel on deadline. Experience with the web, multimedia, photography and InDesign is a plus. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.


  • Provide coverage of high school athletics beyond just game stories, including features, enterprise projects and data journalism
  • Produce content for our digital platforms, including photos and video
  • Promote content on social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok
  • Develop sources within the local sports community

About Shaw Media:

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


Or mail to:

Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: Sportswriter

PO Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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

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

This posting may not include all duties of the position.