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Sports editor -- The (Joliet, Ill.) Herald-News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Shaw Media is looking for an enthusiastic sports editor to oversee local sports coverage for The Herald-News in Joliet.

    This is an opportunity for a sports journalist to step in and lead coverage for an area with robust preps and community sports as well as the racing scene at the Chicagoland Speedway.

    We are looking for an editor who will continue to grow our print and digital audience, and who relishes taking chances with innovative enterprise and feature ideas. The editor will be expected to cover events and write interesting local enterprise stories, as well as supervise and edit other sportswriters.

    Candidates must understand the difference between writing and editing for print and writing and editing for various digital platforms, and that today's sports news must be reported as it happens. A strong understanding and comfort level with disseminating news and scores via social media is essential.

    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 a great newspaper and website.

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

    Please send a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a résumé to:

    Apply now at: www.shawsuburbanmedia.com/careers

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

  2. dragonzo3

    dragonzo3 New Member

    A lot of other jobs at this place posted the same day. Massive roster turnover? Anyone with info?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The Joliet paper was sold to Shaw Suburban Media. Used to be a Sun-Times group paper.
  4. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    What are the chances of running into Elwood and Jake? :)
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