Date Posted February 05, 2024
Industry Newspapers, Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


Editorial Assistant

Location: Flexible, Kendall County Illinois


Shaw Local News Network is looking for a top-notch editorial assistant based in Kendall County, Illinois, to join the news staff of the Kendall County Record.


About This Opportunity:

The ideal applicant will be someone with a keen sense of curiosity, an eye for detail, and an ability to multi-task, handling multiple news stories in a day. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and accuracy, ability to meet deadlines, and familiarity with AP style.


Duties include:
• Crafting short, factual stories based on news releases, interviews, and other sources.
• Compiling community briefs: Gather, edit, and summarize short news items from around the county. Refine news releases for clarity, accuracy, and style.
• Review and compile letters to the editor and prepare them for publication.
• Scheduling story publication and managing weekly budgets: Work with the editorial team to plan publication dates and track story budgets.
• Assisting the Editor with other editorial tasks as needed.



• A college degree in journalism or related field.
• 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 that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume.



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


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