Northern Illinois, office location is flexible


Shaw Media is looking for an enthusiastic, digitally minded sports editor to oversee the Shaw Local News Network’s local and regional sports coverage, including our coverage of the Chicago Bears.

We’re looking for an editor with a vision of how local sports coverage connects with the audience to build engagement, and trust, and grow our paid audience through digital subscriptions. We’re more than just scores and game stories, and our group sports editor will relish taking data-informed chances with innovative enterprise and feature ideas. This person won’t be afraid to branch out with podcasts, livestreams, or videos.

The group sports editor will be expected to supervise and edit other sports writers and correspondents and manage the sports staff at large. A strong understanding of social media is essential.

Covering about 20 high schools in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the Northwest Herald has long prided itself on its robust, award-winning coverage of prep and other community sports.


About This Opportunity:

Candidates should possess a passion for community sports journalism and the ability to work collaboratively with photographers, reporters and sports editors from other Shaw markets to produce great newspapers, magazines and websites.

At least three years of professional experience is preferred. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar is required. Experience with the web and multimedia is a plus.


• A college degree in journalism or related field
• Some experience or knowledge in broadcast journalism
• 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, radio stations, 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 match.


Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy and your resume.


Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media – Group Sports Editor
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039


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