December 07, 2021

Assistant Sports Editor

Dixon, IL


Sauk Valley Media, part of Shaw Media, seeks an assistant sports editor to cover and help plan coverage of prep sports in our region.

About This Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking journalist who is ready to share our vision of great sports journalism. The ideal candidate will have a finger on the pulse of social media and be able to help maintain our prep sports website, as well as write game stories and features on local athletes from 15 area schools.

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 pagination, InDesign, and Photoshop are required. 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, 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.

Apply Today!

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume to:


Or mail it to us at:

Shaw Media - Asst Sports Editor

Attn: Human Resources

PO Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer.

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

This posting may not include all duties of the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer.