December 06, 2021

News Editor

LaSalle, IL


The Princeton, La Salle and Ottawa markets of Shaw Media seek a news editor for the Bureau County Republican and Putnam County Record, who will also assist the (La Salle) NewsTribune and (Ottawa) Times with editing duties. The news editor will supervise a staff reporter to generate and coordinate community news for the twice-weekly Bureau County Republican and once-weekly Putnam County Record.

This position is a good opportunity for reporters looking to get into editing or leadership roles; and may be a good fit for students who have worked as editors at collegiate papers.

Top candidates should possess a degree in journalism or a related field, working knowledge of newspapers, reporting or editing experience, strong organizational skills and a passion for community journalism. Solid knowledge of AP style and grammar is required.

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 that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a résumé to:



Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: News Editor

P.O. Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record check, 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.