Reporter - NWH

Crystal Lake, IL


News reporter sought in Crystal Lake

Shaw Media's suburban group is looking for a top-notch reporter to join the news staff of the Northwest Herald, our flagship daily. The reporter will be based in Crystal Lake and will work at Shaw Media’s premier daily newspaper and website (, which recently won five first-place honors in the Illinois Associated Press Managing Editors' contest.

The McHenry County area is a competitive news market with plenty of opportunities to cover everything from breaking news to township government and taxation to school districts. The reporter will be expected to cover breaking news, features and other community news and events for our print and online editions. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editors. Our focus is local news, local people and local events. We cover the communities in our market better than anyone.

About This Opportunity:
The ideal applicant will be someone who can tell the stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives. Ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media and mobile in serving our audience.

At least one year of professional experience is preferred, but recent graduates with outstanding internship experience are encouraged to apply. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar required, as is the ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have a valid drivers 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, Pro Football Weekly, 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 competitive 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. Submit a cover letter, along with your resume and 3-5 samples of your best work, to: 

Online: Apply Now (Located below)

Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media - Reporter NWH
7717 S. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer. 
Pre-employment background check, driving record, and drug screen required. 
This posting may not include all duties of the position. 
Equal Opportunity Employer


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