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Open Positions 

Multimedia Strategist - Real Access Media Placement (RAMP)

Real Access Media Placement (RAMP) is the media planning and placement division of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. RAMP, as part of ONPA, serves the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Press Associations as a media placement partner. RAMP specializes in print & digital media placement in these states, across the USA and Canada. We are conveniently located at the Kruse Way Place complex in Lake Oswego. 

RAMP is seeking to fill the sales position of Multimedia Strategist. This position reports to the Executive Director.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Develop relationships with new clients; direct and agencies.

Develop verticals with current clients that benefit their growth and sustain their relationship with RAMP.

Consult, recommend, and follow through with placement of advertising into newspaper media and/or digital platforms.

Generate revenue to meet monthly and quarterly sales goals by managing current clients, gaining new clients and developing partnerships that are a benefit to RAMP and the client.

Submit necessary reports to help communicate forecasting on the upcoming monthly financial status, as well as revenue projection for the following year to the Executive Director.

Negotiate contracts when necessary, gain signatures/ copies and distribute to appropriate parties. Meet ad copy required deadlines for each media outlet.

Coordinate efforts with accounting department to show proof of publication and ensure billing operations are current and accurate. Help resolve differences as needed.

This position experiences periods of stress under deadline, usually involving multiple orders. The person in this position must be able to communicate clearly, act accurately, and present a pleasant constructive manner to clients and media company personnel.

Several times a year there are events with extended hours of travel, setup and teardown.

Office environment includes sitting for extended periods, working on a computer, typing, making phone calls, some standing.

Must possess reliable transportation, valid Oregon Driver’s License and clean driving record.

Sales calls outside of the office can include overnight trips. May include airline flights.

Some lifting may be required (up to 50lbs.)

Salary with commission, health insurance coverage available and 401k. PTO includes sick, vacation, and major holidays.

Experience & Skills preferred:

Newspaper Media/Digital Sales

Ad Agency Print/Digital, with Media Planning/Buying

Demonstrable experience in understanding, explaining, and selling SEO/SEM, email, social media and display advertising campaigns

Demonstrable experience in reporting on the performance of digital marketing campaigns

Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in print and digital marketing

Proficient in Google Suite, Power Point, and Excel

Digital training certifications from recognized, reputable sources

Google AdWords certified

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to

(Posted 7/13/2018)

Sports Writer

The Daily Sun News, a three-day-a-week newspaper for Sunnyside WA and the Lower Yakima Valley, is looking for a full-time sports writer.  Job duties will include print and online coverage of 8 high schools and outdoors news. We’re looking for a spirted sports enthusiast who can work within the fast deadlines of online reporting. Photography and pagination skills are a must.

The position offers a competitive wage and a quality benefits package including health care, 401(k), life insurance and more.  EOE.  We are part of the Eagle Newspapers/Eagle Media Northwest group.

Send resume, clips and letter of interest to Andy McNab, publisher, The Daily Sun News, P.O. Box 878, Sunnyside WA 98944, or by email:

(Posted 7/11/2018)

Production Artist/Graphic Designer

Eagle Newspapers – Salem, OR 97305

$18 - $25 an hour - DOE

Eagle Newspapers and Eagle Media Lab is seeking a dedicated and eager production artist with print design experience. The ideal candidate has daily experience in InDesign, strong organization skills, and is a problem-solver. They are very familiar with stylesheets, advanced InDesign techniques, keyboard shortcuts, and always look for ways to improve their design skills.

Eagle Newspapers, Inc. is a family-owned printing and publishing corporation operating in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Each entity is locally managed to best serve its customers and the community or region in which it is located. Plans based on the Eagle mission and objectives are made at each location and in each department. The result is a "sense of ownership" in the plan for each of the 240-plus employees company wide.

Eagle Media Lab is an entity of Eagle Newspapers which assists all other properties with production and graphic design needs. EML is the production “hub” for print advertisements, newspage and special section design, and print marketing materials.

Learn more about us here:

Overview of the Production Artist position 
A production artist at Eagle is a professional who can perform design and production tasks related to long-format publishing and small job publishing. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual of high personal character and strong work ethic. Our production team is small, fast-paced, and friendly, which requires motivated, upbeat, and pleasant employees who have a desire to learn, grow, be a team player, and contribute to the company's goals. 

This position is perfect for: print designers, desktop publishers, typography nerds, and stylesheet enthusiasts. If your archenemy is someone who uses Comic Sans, please apply NOW. If your definition of a good time is figuring out the perfect nested style, APPLY NOW.


  • Follow design style guides, templates and tutorials to produce assets related to publishing, including book layouts, newspapers, magazines, marketing materials, etc.
  • Design newspapers, print advertising, marketing materials, magazines, etc. from scratch.
  • Execute designs to meet client and consumer needs.
  • Make corrections to publications and projects as directed.
  • Clean up grayscale and color photos, including RAW formats.
  • Conduct pre-press activities including pre-flighting files and generating press-ready PDFs.
  • Work within Microsoft Office: Teams, Planner, Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Use the design heavyweights (InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC) on a Mac platform.
  • Assist editorial project manager and team members in a variety of tasks, as assigned.
  • Experience using a database is a plus.
  • Experience in newspapers is a plus.
  • Experience in imposition techniques is a plus.


  • Associate’s degree, trade school or equivalent work experience in print design field.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, especially in following tutorials, templates, and instructions from superiors.
  • Expert in InDesign. The entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software is useful, but a production artist will spend almost all of their time in InDesign.
  • Strong familiarity with typography principles, font pairings, etc.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with the InCopy – InDesign collaboration workflow.
  • Basic working understanding of image resolution, file formats, compression, etc.
  • Ability to tackle complex design projects as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Upbeat personality.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Commitment to continuous learning.


  • $18.00/hour–$25.00/hour, depending on experience
  • Full-time, hourly position
  • Health Care benefits and life insurance (full-time)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid vacation and holidays (full-time)
  • 401k Plan (full-time)

Position based in our corporate office in Salem, OR.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pre-employment drug screening required.

Apply to this posting with your resume, portfolio (or link to website), and a cover letter telling us why you’ll be successful in this role.  Send to  or send to:  Production Director, EML, PO Box 12008, Salem, OR 97309.

Please do not call or drop off your resume in person.

(Posted 7/9/2018)

Sports Reporter

The East Oregonian, a five-day daily newspaper in Pendleton, Ore., is looking for a full-time sports writer, based in nearby Hermiston, Ore. Job duties will include print and online coverage of high school, college and community sports and outdoor activities. We’re looking for a creative, energetic writer to produce compelling sports and outdoor features and to write game stories quickly on deadline. We want someone with strong writing skills who avoids cliches. The person hired will also edit on a limited basis and work with the Web.

The position offers a competitive salary, a solid benefits package and the opportunity to live in Eastern Oregon near the Blue Mountains, Columbia River and abundant outdoor recreation. It is also home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo and perennial high school state champion contenders. Good driving record and reliable transportation required. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan and insurances.

Send resume, clips and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail

(Posted 7/3/2018)


Eagle Media Northwest / Eagle Newspapers, a family media company, seeks a self-starting, full-time Publisher who can lead an inside and outside sales team to grow print and digital advertising revenue at our multi-weekly newspaper in Sunnyside, WA. The candidate will oversee a local sales force, and provide overall leadership of the newspaper. We are looking for an organized person who is capable of handling a generous list of accounts and drive sales performance, while building partnerships in the community. 401K and medical benefits.
Tell us about yourself by contacting Maureen Boynton, personnel director, at Send information to: Eagle Newspapers, Attn. Publisher, PO Box 12008, Salem, OR., 97309. No phone calls please.
(Posted 7/2/2018)


The Bulletin has an immediate opening for a Pressman. Prior web press printing experience is beneficial, but training on our apprentice program can be provided. At The Bulletin, you can put your skills to work and make our products and services jump off the page. In addition to printing our 7-day a week newspaper, we also print a variety of other products for numerous clients. The Bulletin utilizes a 3.5 tower KBA Comet press that a pressman must become knowledgeable and familiar working with. 

We put a premium on dependability, timeliness, having a positive attitude and being a team player. We also offer career growth opportunities. The work schedule for this position will consist of 5 days at 8 hour shifts, 5:30pm to approximately 2am. Days off would be fixed, but could change depending on our printing schedule.

For qualifying employees we offer benefits including life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time.

If you are interested in fostering your talent as a pressman in beautiful Bend, Oregon we encourage you to apply. Wages would be based on experience.

Please contact Al Nelson, Corporate Production Director, at with your resume and references. No phone calls please. Drug testing is required prior to employment. The Bulletin is a drug free work place and EOE.

(Posted 6/29/2018)

IT Support Specialist

This is a ground floor opportunity for someone with basic Information Technology skills.  The IT Support Specialist for EO Media Group works under the direction of the IT director to maintain and trouble shoot computer, network, pre-press and telephone system issues.  Knowledge of networking and configuring both Mac and PC operating systems is required, as is the ability to learn and teach usage of propriety software. This is a hands-on role, helping staff overcome IT issues both in person and by phone.  Hours are generally 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, but must be available for emergencies after hours. This position is based in Pendleton, Ore., with occasional travel to other company locations.  Background and driving records checks required. 

Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail

(Posted 6/27/2018)

Advertising Sales Manager/Coach

The Idaho Press  located in Nampa, ID is seeking an experienced Advertising Sales Manager/Coach for a dynamic, competitive and growing market. We are a 18,000 circ. daily newspaper with 3 surrounding weekly publications located just west of Boise. This incredible opportunity is a key leadership position within the advertising department reporting directly to the Advertising Director.

We are seeking candidates who have a proven track record excelling as an outside sales representative and also as a sales leader. You must to lead by example by working in the field with local businesses and the sales team. Other skill sets required include an in-depth understanding of digital media, experience working with front end billing systems, proficient in Microsoft Office and a proven track record in providing strong customer service. Must have top-notch people and communication skills, leadership ability, demonstrate extremely innovative thinking and maintain a good sense of humor and positive attitude. Media ad sales experience and/or sales management experience preferred.

Email cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile to Michelle Robinson at The Idaho Press-Tribune is an equal opportunity employer. An Adams publishing group (

(Posted 6/22/2018)

Advertising Sales Manager

Western Communications, Inc., a family owned newspaper publishing company, is seeking a full-time Advertising Sales Manager for The Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California and The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings, Oregon. This key manager reports directly to the regional publisher and will lead the inside and outside sales team to grow print and digital advertising revenue at these beautiful coastal properties.

We are seeking a hands-on sales manager who will strive to grow advertising revenue by overseeing a local sales force, providing leadership and guidance and setting clear performance expectations. 

The qualified candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starting individual with initiative and drive to succeed through others, and will have the ability to coach and develop cold-calling and other prospecting techniques.  They must demonstrate a track record of exhibiting leadership behavior and creating a positive, motivating and productive team environment. 

We are looking for someone with strong verbal and written communication skills who has the ability to build and deliver effective presentations and be able to provide concise and accurate forecast and budget reporting, as well as the ability to understand and read management reports and profit and loss statements


  • Three or more years in a leadership role.
  • Prior media management and advertising sales experience, both in print and digital, is a plus.
  • BA in Marketing or Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and reliable transportation.

For immediate consideration please submit your current resume and a cover letter that would detail how you would be a good fit for our World Class Team of Professionals!

Please apply to or mail to:

The Del Norte Triplicate

Atten:  Kim Fowler

312 H Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

Western Communications, Inc. and their affiliated companies, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, supporting a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

(Posted 5/23/2018)

Community/Enterprise Reporter

The Malheur Enterprise of Vale, Oregon, has an immediate opening for an experienced, ambitious reporter who wants to help us demonstrate community news is as much about enterprise and investigative reporting as it is rodeo queens and high school graduations. We're building a reputation for turning a weekly newspaper in rural eastern Oregon into a model for how powerful local news can mean business success. This is a fulltime job that is a blend of community, enterprise, and sports. We aren't interested much in refrigerator news. We're interested in stories that set the community agenda. We're interested in being a source of trusted, respected news. You'll work with an editor who has significant daily and weekly professional experience in investigative reporting. You'll join a new team that in just the second year of its transformation has won national awards. 

What do you need to qualify? Energy and ambition rank high. Our editor can sharpen just about any journalistic skill you have or build ones you don't have. You need two years professional experience (though for the right candidate, we'll look the other way). You need to show us how you worked a beat in a way that instead of relying on meetings relied on source development. We want to break news before a meeting happens. You need to show an ability to find out the "why" behind significant ocal stories. Clean writing is vital. Photo skills an asset, as would be video, social media skills. Spanish would be a huge plus.

This is a job for someone who wants to help change journalism and help change the community. This is a job for someone eager to be among the best and learn from the best. Don't let our size fool you. Do your research, then apply. Applications by June 8: or PO Box 310 Vale OR 97918.

(Posted 5/18/2018)

Associate Editor - Editorial

RG Media Company/The Register-Guard has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Editor.

Under the general supervision of the Editorial Page Editor, the successful applicant will write editorials and columns; read and conduct research; maintain public contact; consult with government officials and citizens; prepare page materials other than editorials; proofread and correct editorial and op-ed pages; read and edit local guest columns and letters; handle miscellaneous phone calls and correspondence; confer with the Publisher and with other editorial and news staff regarding editorial content. 

Position requires graduation from a four-year college or university; six years of maturing news-related experience; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience.

The successful candidate will receive a salary between $55,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Complete job description and application can be found at

Qualified applicants should submit a Register-Guard application, cover letter and resume. Please submit electronically to

All employment offers are contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug screening.

(Posted 5/11/2018)

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