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Job title: Reporter

Location: Sterling, Ill.


Sauk Valley Media in northwestern Illinois is looking for a reporter with an eye for detail and a passion for community journalism to join its award-winning staff, covering all aspects of local life, from features to cops, government to education, and from breaking news to thoughtful, in-depth enterprise pieces.

Some professional experience is preferred, but SVM will accept candidates with an undergraduate degree and experience as an intern or college newspaper reporter. Priority will be given to candidates who can generate quality, in-depth investigative articles, in a style that is clear and concise. Photo and social media skills are a plus.

Candidates also must have and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and an acceptable motor vehicle record.

Sauk Valley Media, part of Shaw Media, publishes two daily newspapers: the Telegraph in Dixon and the Daily Gazette in Sterling, and also maintains a vibrant and timely online and social media presence.

Shaw Media publishes more than 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing service division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, It has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in community journalism, clips or links to samples of your reporting, and a resume and three references, to www.shawmedia.com/careers, or mail them to:


Sauk Valley Media - reporter

Attn: Rusty Schrader

PO Box 498

Sterling, IL 61081


Shaw Media offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and a 401(k), as well as opportunities to advance within the company. It is a drug-free employer; a pre-employment background check and drug screening are required.

This posting may not include all the duties of the position.

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