Shaw Media - Creston, IA

Creston, Iowa

Date Posted September 16, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Seeking versatile sportswriter!


The Creston News Advertiser - a Shaw Media publication located in southwest Iowa - is seeking an energetic sportswriter to lead our coverage of high school athletics, community sports, and Southwestern Community College.

The successful candidates will manage the sports coverage for the Creston News Advertiser, a 3,400 circulation five-day-a-week paper, as well as the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, a 1,800 circulation weekly paper, and the Adair County Free Press, a 1,500 circulation weekly paper and the Fontanelle Observer weekly paper.

Prep sports teams in the area have programs throughout the year and many of these school teams advanced to state tournament play.  In recent years area teams produced a state track championship, state softball championship, state cross country championship, and state wrestling championship, as well as numerous individual state champions and place winners.

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 reporters who know how to incorporate photos or videos in their reporting and who can make a story come to life.


About This Opportunity: 

Solid knowledge of AP style and grammar is required, as is the ability to design pages and write clear, concise copy. Experience with the web, multimedia, photography, and InDesign is a plus. 

The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation, and an acceptable motor vehicle record.


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.


Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:

In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, and 401(k) with company match.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: 


Or Mail To:  

Shaw Media

Attn: Sports Reporter - Creston

P.O. Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039


Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity and Drug-free Employer

Pre-employment background check including motor vehicle record and drug screen required

This posting may not include all duties of the position