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Location: DeKalb, IL
The Daily Chronicle, a 9,000 circulation six-day-a-week newspaper owned by Shaw Media that covers DeKalb County, Ill., is seeking a reporter to join our team as we forge ahead with the practice of 21st century journalism.
The Daily Chronicle is an award-winning newspaper that tries to serve its community and do more than some might expect from a publication its size. DeKalb is about an hour west of Chicago, and is home to Northern Illinois University.
We’re seeking a person who understands that today’s reporters cover stories and connect with their audience through more than just the written word. This reporter will be comfortable if they are asked to shoot video or still photos from a scene. The successful candidate will also understand and embrace the idea that newspapers are part of the 24-hour news cycle, and that immediacy is important to our online audience.
Ideal candidates will be willing to take on a broad range of assignments, from spot news and government meeting coverage to features, and must tell stories that show readers how the events and people portrayed are relevant to their lives. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas and develop sources on their beat, as well as take assignments from the news editor.
At least a year of professional experience preferred, but recent graduates with outstanding internship experience are encouraged to apply. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar required, as is ability to write clear, concise copy. Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance. Experience with the Web and multimedia is a plus.
Shaw Media offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package.
Interested candidates are invited to send their resume with five clips to:
Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer
The Woodstock Independent is seeking a sports reporter to join our award-winning weekly newspaper in Woodstock, Ill., about 50 miles northwest of Chicago.
We’re looking for someone with a passion for prep sports; who is comfortable working in print, web and social media; who wants to take on a variety of assignments, from gameday coverage to feature stories; and who’s dedicated to embracing — and advancing — the future of local, independent journalism.
Ideal candidates will have experience writing articles on tight deadlines, generating their own story ideas and writing in an accurate and engaging way that connects with readers. They will be bright, hard-working journalists with a good understanding of a wide variety of sports. They will be able to handle basic video and photography assignments as required.
Candidates should have a background working, freelancing or interning for a daily, weekly or monthly publication or website. May 2015 graduates with exceptional clips are encouraged to apply.
Please note: Although this is primarily a sportswriting position, this employee also will be responsible for a variety of basic newsroom tasks, including writing briefs and other similar materials.
An ability to speak Spanish is a plus. An ability to meet deadlines, follow AP style and write clearly is a must, as is a drivers license, transportation and car insurance.
The Independent offers health insurance to full-time employees after 90 days of service and the option to contribute to an IRA after one calendar year.
To apply, send a resume and at least five writing clips to email@example.com
The Woodstock Independent is an independently owned weekly that covers Woodstock, Wonder Lake and Bull Valley, Ill. Established in 1987, The Independent is published by Inde Enterprises Inc. It is a member of the Illinois Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.
Equal Opportunity Employer