Published: May 29, 2012
The Daily Chronicle, a 9,000 circulation six-day a week newspaper owned by Shaw Media that covers DeKalb County, Ill., is looking for an energetic sports editor to lead our coverage of Northern Illinois University and high school athletics.
This is an opportunity for a young editor or writer to step in and lead coverage of a top 30 Division I college football program, a robust high school sports scene and community sports. We are looking for an editor who will continue to grow our print and digital audience, and who relishes taking chances with innovative enterprise and feature ideas. You will be expected to continue the tradition of the Daily Chronicle sports section being recognized nationally.
Our section has finished in the top 10 in our circulation category in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest in each of the past three years. Our NIU athletics website – HuskieWire.com – has been honored by APSE for three consecutive years.
Qualified candidates must have experience in a deadline-driven environment and has demonstrated the ability to write clear, concise and engaging sports stories and features. Candidates should possess a passion for community sports journalism and the ability to work collaboratively with photographers and reporters to produce a great newspaper and website. The position also includes limited page design responsibility, so knowledge of InDesign is a plus.
At least three years of professional experience preferred. Solid knowledge of AP Style and grammar is required. Experience with the web and multimedia is a plus.
Interested candidates are invited to send their résumé, cover letter and clips to:
Shaw Media - Human Resources
Attn: Sports Editor
1586 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
OR E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.