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— Shaw Media (Yorkville, IL) seeks a Kendall.County beat reporter with at least one year experience who will be expected to cover breaking news/features/meetings for our print and online editions, can generate their own story ideas and field assignments from editor, with an emphasis on local news and can tell stories that help our readers understand why these events and people are important to their lives; the ability to shoot photographs and video when necessary is needed. Clips and resume to the Shaw Media HR Dept., attn: Reporter-KCR, Box 250. Crystal  Lake, IL 60039.   EOE.  (5/25)

— The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) seeks freelance GA reporters who enjoy community journalism, including education beat features; the publication pays $50 for basic news and meeting stories, $65 for features and can negotiate other rates for enterprise or special feature stories.  Send 3-5 clips and resume to   EOE (indef.) 


— The Champaign (IL) News-Gazette seeks an innovative reporter who has a knack for creative storytelling and an emphasis on local business reporting; experienced candidates are welcome as are fresh-out-of-school journalism grads; the company has a mix of both in a vibrant multi-media shop that includes three radio stations.  Besides contributing to its print/online/social media efforts, the role includes overseeing its Central Illinois Business magazine, which publishes six times a year.  Apply to Editor Jeff D’Alessio at   EOE.  (5/25)

— Sauk Valley Media (Dixon, IL) seeks a. sports reporter who is a team player, will provide quality game reports and in-depth feature stories, maintain a reliable presence on social media, can grow both print and digital audiences, knows how to incorporate photos or videos to make a story come to life; the hours for this position call for night and weekend availability.  Clips and resume to the Shaw Media HR Dept., attn: sports reporter, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE.   (5/25)

— McClatchy seeks a collaborative and audience-focused reporter for South Carolina service journalism team based in Myrtle Beach, whose mission is to help local readers navigate life and the news. listen to and serve local readers with need-to-know information in an accessible approach that sometimes includes explainers, Q&As and fact checks; it digs into local curiosities and issues using online engagement sites such as Nextdoor and Reddit, as well as Google Trends to surface high-interest topics; opic areas could include new restaurants, crazy critters showing up on the beach, outdoor recreation and tourism or even reports on celebrity visits to the city. Reporters also contribute to local and regional projects and breaking news coverage, so they must be ready to move with agility when the news demands, take assignments and cultivate and pitch ideas, so must have good time management skills, with the ability to work independently while also enjoying a team environment.  Apply online at   (5/25)

— My Horry News (Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC): Growth and government reporter with at least two years experience eager to cover South Carolina’s fastest-growing county; you would join a progressive company focused on publishing and creating engaging content supporting audiences in print and digital; should have a sense of urgency, possess strong communication skills, work efficiently, and collaborate across departments. Resume and your three best clips to Hannah Strong Oskin, editor, at   (5/25)






— Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the proje\ct and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine.  (Indef.)  



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