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Sports reporter - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JonStyf, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. JonStyf

    JonStyf Member

    Job Title: Sports Writer
    Location: Crystal Lake, IL
    Job ad: Shaw Media

    Anyone can write a game story. The Northwest Herald, a 34,000 daily circulation daily media outlet in Chicago's far northwest suburbs, is seeking a reporter who can provide unique enterprise content for our many formats, from digital to social media to print.

    We want a reporter who is driven to go beyond the results and explore sports issues throughout our coverage area while also breaking news and providing extensive coverage of our local and high school sports scene, including bringing robust content to our high school sports website, McHenryCountySports.com.

    The ideal candidate will be an idea person who has experience breaking news, producing unique enterprise content and engaging readers digitally.

    Our department has a strong tradition of producing innovative journalists with plans for advancement. We plan for that tradition to continue.

    The hours for this position call for night and weekend availability. Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or related field and previous experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of AP style and demonstrated ability to excel on deadline. Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.

    Qualified candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and work samples to:
    E-mail: [ mailto:editorialrecruitment@shawmedia.co ]editorialrecruitment@shawmedia.com

    Visit Shaw Media to view all Shaw Media career opportunities.

    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.
    An Equal Opportunity Employer
  2. JonStyf

    JonStyf Member

    This is to replace Joey Kaufman, who left last Friday to cover UCLA football for the Orange County Register:
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  3. Jwswriter

    Jwswriter New Member

    Will you be considering applicants nationwide?
  4. JonStyf

    JonStyf Member

    The three full-time reporters we have hired since I arrived came from Michigan, California and West Virginia. People won't be eliminated based on where they live.
  5. Jwswriter

    Jwswriter New Member

    I'm in Southern California, so that's great to hear. Thank you for the response. I look forward to your decision.
  6. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    This seems to come up every so often. What gives?
  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    It's a good paper for its size. My guess is that it loses talented people to bigger opportunities.
  8. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Member

    This would be a nice gig in my opinion.
  9. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    I grew up not far from this newspaper's home base and would consider this a fine opportunity. One of the state's top high school football programs is right in the heart of the circulation area, and the high school sports in general are pretty good. The level of newspaper competition also may be a cut above the usual because the Daily Herald from Arlington Heights also covers the area, and the Chicago papers provide some coverage there, too. Crystal Lake is about an hour from Chicago either by car or commuter train.
  10. dj. carr

    dj. carr New Member

    What is the timeframe for filling this position?
  11. JonStyf

    JonStyf Member

    The position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied. I will wait for the new person to make it public after the paperwork is complete.
  12. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Member

    Aw man.
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