LaSalle, IL

News reporter sought in La Salle

Shaw Media is looking for a top-notch reporter to join the news staff of the La Salle NewsTribune, an award-winning daily newspaper in La Salle County.

The NewsTribune is one of two daily newspapers in La Salle County owned by Shaw Media, and is located near Starved Rock State Park. The La Salle County area offers a competitive news market with the opportunity to cover breaking news, features, government, and schools. The reporter will be expected to cover local governments and community news, as well as breaking news. The reporter will field assignments from editors, but the ability to seek out stories on their own also is a must. Our goal is to be a reflection of the communities we cover, which means our focus is on hyperlocal news.

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 videos when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media and mobile in serving our audience.

• A college degree in journalism or related field
• Ability to shoot photographs and video as required
• One-year professional reporting experience
• Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar
• 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, Bears Insider, 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).

Apply Today!
Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume:

Online: Apply now! (below)

Mail to:
Shaw Media - Human Resources
Attn: Reporter
PO 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.


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