The Northwest Herald, located in Chicago’s far northwest suburbs, is seeking an energetic sports writer.

We are looking for a team player who will provide quality game reports and in-depth feature stories, while maintaining a reliable presence on social media. We are looking for a candidate who will continue to grow both our print and our digital audiences. The position requires a sports reporter who knows how to incorporate photos or videos and make a story come to life.

The hours for this position call for night and weekend availability. Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or a related field and previous experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of AP style and demonstrated ability to excel on deadline. Experience with the web, multimedia, photography and InDesign is a plus. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide coverage of high school athletics beyond just game stories, including features, enterprise projects and data journalism
  • Produce content for our digital platforms, including photos and video
  • Promote content on social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok
  • Develop sources within the local sports community

Click here to apply.

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.

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