Job listings

This list is provided by the Northern Star at Northern Illinois University, for Northern Star Alumni and for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. The list is updated regularly. Anyone is invited to submit media-related job listings to Shelley Hendricks at shendricks@niu.edu

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Job Title: PHOTO EDITOR
Location: Joliet, IL
Shaw Media is looking for a photo editor to join the staff of the The Herald-News in Joliet.
The position requires flexibility and the understanding of the demands of community journalism. The ideal candidate will have vision, passion, initiative, and the ability to be a visual storyteller for our print and digital products. Our photographers also are journalists, and must be able to write clear, accurate captions and, occasionally, short stories.
The photo editor will supervise a staff photographer and manage the freelance photo budget; work with other editors on scheduling assignments; respond to breaking news; develop your own story ideas and generate still and video enterprise projects that add a dimension beyond the daily photo report. Sports photography also is a significant part of the job.
Successful candidates should have a college degree in photojournalism or related field. Knowledge of Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Final Cut Pro and some experience shooting DV/HDV video required. Night and weekend work is expected. Solid knowledge and usage of AP Style required, as is being comfortable with utilizing a variety of social media platforms to share the publication’s work.
The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Candidates with at least a year of professional experience will be considered, but those with exceptional internship experience are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should send a resume, one page biography, cover letter and links to your work to:
Editorialrecruitment@shawmedia.com
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Visit www.shawmedia.com
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 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 this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Title: Magazine Coordinator
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Shaw Media is seeking a full-time magazine coordinator. Shaw Media is a dynamic media company that publishes daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, video, direct mail, digital media and produces a number of industry-leading websites.  This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified, professional, take-charge individual with top-level organizational skills.
Responsibilities include: Assisting magazine production staff, scheduling freelance writing and photo assignments, processing freelance and vendor invoices, conducting editorial research as needed, communicating with clients as needed, assisting at magazine events, photo shoots and with special projects.
The successful candidate will be highly organized, task oriented, and exhibit discretion.  Some college is preferred. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) competency is a must.  Must be a people person able to work in a quickly changing, deadline driven environment.  This requires an individual who has excellent written & verbal communication skills.  Industry and Vision Data Software experience is a plus.  The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record.
General hours of the position are Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week.
Shaw Media offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package!
Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
[ mailto:recruitment@shawsuburban.com
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recruitment@shawmedia.com
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Or apply online at: www.shawmedia.com
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Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.
This posting may not include all duties of this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Title: Web Developer
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Shaw Media is seeking a full-time Web Developer to help program, troubleshoot and maintain its websites. Responsibilities include writing and modifying HTML code, identifying and fixing website errors, and helping find solutions for better user experience and interaction for our sites’ visitors.
The successful candidate will have an acute attention to detail, highly motivated, have good problem-solving skills, able to work in a team environment, juggle multiple tasks at once, and have excellent communication skills. Previous work experience as a web developer is preferred. Graphic design and knowledge of SEO best practices are a plus. A sample portfolio of work is required. General hours of the position are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5 p.m.
Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefit package!  
Interested candidates may send their resume to:
E-mail:
Recruitment@shawsuburban.com
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Visit www.shawmedia.com/careers
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 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Entry-level reporter

The Galena Gazette, an award-winning weekly newspaper in northwest Illinois, is hiring an entry level reporter. This full-time position will focus on news or sports (or some combination), depending on the skill sets of the applicant. Duties will include reporting, photography and pagination. The right candidate will be ambitious, responsible, able to meet deadlines and have excellent people skills. Must be able to cover evening and weekend assignments as needed. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills. InDesign and Photoshop experience is a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Hillary Dickerson, editor, at hdickerson@galgazette.com
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