About the job

Shaw Media, the number one provider of local news in Jasper County, Iowa, is looking for a self-driven news reporter to join its award-winning news staff.

Our company publishes the Newton News, PCM Explorer the Jasper County Tribune, and several niche magazines in the region. We focus on having the best and the most coverage of important local stories. We concentrate on keeping subscribers engaged by updating our website promptly with breaking news.

About This Opportunity

We have a community news reporter opening in Newton and are looking to find a reporter who can develop local sources and cover a range of local news stories from business to politics to breaking news.

This is a role that requires turning around stories quickly and accurately. Our reporters are expected to generate their own story ideas along with completing field assignments from editors.

The ideal applicant will be someone with excellent writing skills who can show our readers why news is important to their lives. The ability to shoot photographs when necessary is needed, as is an understanding of the importance of social media in serving our digital audience.

This is an excellent opportunity for a reporter wanting to cover a growing market not far from the Des Moines metro area and is passionate about community journalism.

The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance.

About Shaw Media

  • Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, a video production unit, and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.
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  • In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, along with a resume and clips to:


Or mail it to us at

Shaw Media

Attn: Newton News – Reporter

PO Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is an Equal Opportunity and Drug-free Employer.

Pre-employment background check, driving record, and drug screen required.

This posting may not include all duties of the position.