December 07, 2021

News Assistant

Crystal Lake, Dixon, DeKalb, Joliet, LaSalle, Ottawa, IL


Shaw Media seeks News Assistant candidates to work closely with our editors to help provide content for all of our news markets. The News Assistants are responsible for writing and editing press releases for print and online, processing photos, captions and letters to the editor, preparing public notices for publication, and posting content to websites. Top candidates should have strong spelling, editing and grammar skills and the ability to meet deadlines and maintain communication with a variety of colleagues.

About This Opportunity:

The ideal applicant will be someone with excellent writing skills who can show our readers why the news is important to their lives. The ability to shoot photographs and videos when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media in serving our digital audience.

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!

Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply.

Forward a cover letter along with a résumé to:


Mail: Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: News Assistant

P.O. Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Pre-employment drug screen 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.