Crystal Lake, IL Full-time
Posted on September 9, 2019
Shaw Media is looking for a competitive, strategic, and hands-on editor to lead the news department at the Northwest Herald.
As editor of Shaw’s flagship daily newspaper, this position also will oversee certain group functions for the company’s other Northern Illinois publications. Additionally, the Northwest Herald editor will provide mentoring and support to the company’s reporters and editors.
The position is based in Crystal Lake, IL. Occasional travel to other Shaw Illinois markets will be necessary.
About This Opportunity:
The ideal applicant will have strong AP Style and grammar skills, and possess a solid understanding of digital subscriber acquisition.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to execute strategic initiatives by utilizing existing resources.
The editor should be experienced with social media, mobile, and video. Strong leadership, recruiting and networking skills are necessary. The ability to reside in, or relocate to, a community served by Shaw Media is a plus.
The preferred candidate will have a minimum of seven years of news management experience, and a degree in journalism or related field.
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.
Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you'd like to join us, please apply. Please forward a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a résumé to:
Mail: Shaw Media - Human Resources
Attn: Editor - Northwest Herald
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.