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Open Positions 

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)

Advertising Sales Representative

Advertising Sales Representative for Capital Press, a weekly agriculture newspaper and website, covering our Eastern Washington sales territory. Solid sales and marketing skills, demonstrated ability to build business while maintaining existing customers and general computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word)  are crucial.

This position is field-based (home office) and requires daily territory travel, and some overnight travel.  Wage plus commission and benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan, company car and insurances. Capital Press is owned by EO Media Group, a family-owned and run company for over 100 years.

Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail

(Posted 5/2/2018)

Circulation Manager

East Oregonian has a rare opening for the right person to join our leadership team in Pendleton.  If you have solid marketing and management skills, plus a hands-on leadership approach and believe in the need to provide our community with relevant and credible news and information, we want to talk to you.

This position works to ensure delivery of our products and grow circulation of our print and online publications in Pendleton and Hermiston, plus Grant and Wallowa counties.  This position focuses on strategic growth through sales and outstanding customer service. The ability to learn industry-specific software is important, as is the ability to use tools such as spreadsheets and marketing data. In addition to overseeing staff, you’ll nurture relationships with the post office, independent contractors and industry leaders both on and off-site. These leaders within our company will train and guide you as you develop in this critical position. 

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

(Posted 4/25/2018)


The Chinook Observer, current Washington state General Excellence winner, is the 118-year-old news source for an island-like seashore peninsula on Washington state’s wild outer coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. We are a small paper that does big journalism in print and online.

Your primary beat will be government, including two city councils, a county commission, public utility boards, and county, state and federal agencies. This is a great job for a highly motivated, self-directed reporter with boundless curiosity. You will be expected to publish three to six bylines each week, help with production, and perform some light office duties. Manage your time well, and you will have room to pursue projects that excite you. You must be willing to give and receive constructive feedback. We believe tough, independent news coverage must coexist with a sincere customer-service attitude.

While we love our idyllic setting and brilliant neighbors, our coastal communities struggle with economic and environmental change. As one our reporters, you’ll be expected to become an expert and help interpret all this — plus all the good stuff.

The good stuff includes pristine Willapa Bay, largest single source of the nation’s oysters. A major regional tourist destination, our population swells to 75,000 on peak summer weekends. Bolstering our reputation as a center for historical/cultural tourism are Lewis and Clark National Park, Cape Disappointment State Park and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Lifestyle attractions include world-class pedestrian and water trails, dozens of miles of beach, amazing wildlife, and close proximity to Astoria, Oregon — the West Coast’s oldest American city — as well as Portland and Seattle.

Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger and Oregonian feature-writing star Tom Hallman — both Pulitzer Prize winners — are among our neighbors and subscribers. Krist Noveselic of Nirvana is another active member of our amazing communities. “Your paper represents all that is good in journalism. You respect your readers, challenge them when need be, and remind them of the place and people in the community they call home,” Hallman commented.

Our dedicated family-owned company provides benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send clips, resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048, or e-mail

(Posted 4/20/2018)

Office Specialist

Northwest Boomer and Senior News is a thriving monthly publication, owned and operated by Eagle Newspapers, Inc. We are located in northeast Salem.  We are seeking an office specialist with A/R experience to join our team. This is a part-time position that may develop into full-time, depending on experience.

In this position, you will:

  • Make and record daily bank deposits - settle invoices - create month-end and aging statements -  A/P and A/R - prepare payroll register -  handle billing reports, collections, credit card charges - assist the sales team with billing, contracts and managing accounts - handle general office duties, mail, phones, filing and more - handle all classified advertising - including following up on and seeking new accounts - order, maintain office supplies - manage subscription lists - work with web press to ensure print orders are correct - create a run sheet and prepare placement forms - assist in training new sales staff on office procedures - keep archives updated

Your qualifications should include:

  • Two years’ experience in accounts receivable - knowledge of general ledger - professional phone and email etiquette - comfortable using a computer, 10-key adding machine, multi-line telephone and ability to learn accounting software - current working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Office and Outlook required - effective time management and organizational skills - effective interpersonal skills to relate to a variety of customers, managers and employees - public relations skills: tact, diplomacy and patience - attention to detail - willingness to see and take on new assignments as needed - knowledge of print publications and some sales background is helpful - willingness to handle collections, when needed - ability to problem-solve - ability to manage confidential information

EOE.  Pre-employment drug screen required.  Part-time status affords a competitive hourly wage, comfortable working environment, sick time, vacation, 401(k) and Flexible Spending (FSA)

Please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Te, general manager,

(Posted 4/13/2018)

Weekly Editor

This is a full-time position for a tested community journalist who has 3-to-5 years of experience handling deadlines, producing journalism of all types, taking crisp photographs, writing opinion and working with community partners.

The successful candidate will feel driven to do a good job for the community and represent Mid-Valley Media and Lee Enterprises with the highest journalistic and professional standards.

With this position comes a great deal of autonomy to develop news budgets, assign stories and work with Lee’s Regional Design Center on a weekly basis. We are aggressive about digital publication of the news and using social media as a way to inform readers.

We’re interested in a journalist who knows the importance of attending local chamber of commerce meetings, participating as a volunteer in the community and building professional relationships with officials based in Lebanon, a growing city of about 15,000 with a growing and diversified economy.

The right candidate will work seamlessly with the editor, colleagues in the Mid-Valley Media group and have a knack for sharing content with all of our partners, including the Democrat-Herald in Albany, Gazette-Times in Corvallis and Philomath Express.

This is a dynamic job in the Willamette Valley with incredible opportunities for recreation.

Editors cover evening and weekend assignments, but have the ability to create much of their own schedule. Candidates must have a good driving record and provide their own insured vehicle. Candidates will be required to pass a background check and drug screening before employment.

Lee Enterprises offers a comprehensive benefit package to its full-time employees, which includes health insurance, 401K, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance and long-term disability.

For consideration, please complete our online application at

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, three references and five clips of their work. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 4/11/2018)

Advertising Account Representatives

Advertising Account Representatives needed. Sell print and digital advertising for a monthly publication that connects advertisers with the most affluent generations in history! NW Boomer and Senior News has immediate opportunities for an advertising account representative in the Salem area. Managerial experience welcome.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work autonomously, is highly motivated, and goal oriented in reaching required sales goals. Network with area businesses and organizations to sell advertising, both print and digital, as well as special sections. Sales experience preferred. A valid Oregon driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation to cover assigned sales territory, along with a computer with internet connection, and a mobile phone are required for this position. Full-time, part-time, and contract work available.  Benefits for full-time and some part-time positions include, health care, life insurance, sick time, vacation, 401(k) and more.

*Pre-employment drug screening will be conducted
*Motor vehicle driving record check will be conducted
*Proof of auto insurance and a valid driver's license is required at time of hire

Submit resume via email to:
Michelle Te - General Manager,, 503-304-1323.

(Posted 4/10/2018)


Seeking newspaper journalist for award-winning newspaper in Hood River, Oregon.  Hood River News, part of the Eagle Newspapers/Eagle Media Northwest group, is a Bi-weekly newspaper located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

Diverse beat includes government coverage and general features. We are a small team that offers a hardworking person the opportunity to participate in many areas of the newspaper and its specialty publications, including the website and social media.

Strong photography skills are helpful, plus the ability to be organized and meet deadlines.

EOE.  Pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle driving record check required. Full time position with competitive wage and generous benefits that include health care, vacation, sick time, 401(k) and life insurance – to name a few.

Send writing and photo samples. Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 390, Hood River, Ore. 97031.  Email:

(Posted 4/10/2018)

News Editor

The Register-Guard is accepting applications for a full-time Editor.

The Editor oversees all operations of the News Department, including supervision of news management team; develops and ensures adherence to newsroom budget; leads strategic planning efforts; ensures quality in all print and digital platforms (PDF, electronic, tablet, mobile, Web or other digital publications versions and social media.) The top priority is maintenance of sound professional standards and critical evaluation of work being done by news teams at local enterprise.

The successful applicant understands compelling newspaper content and enterprise reporting in print, online and social media. Is up-to-date with multi-media best practices and can coach and develop less experienced staffers. Has ability to implement clear expectations of quality and quantity of content that best serves our readership. Understands community journalism and engages with community leaders and readership to understand local issues.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefit plan. We have a supportive, energetic and friendly company culture. Join our team!

Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to

Applications and complete job description are available at

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

(Posted 4/6/2018)

Multimedia Copy Editor

RG Media Company/The Register-Guard, an award-winning, digital-first newsroom in Eugene, Ore., seeks a Multimedia Copy Editor with excellent news judgment who can edit swiftly and thoroughly for accuracy, clarity and fairness.

The successful candidate has excellent copy editing and headline writing skills as well as strong web content management skills; a demonstrated commitment to web/digital-oriented delivery of news and understanding of and experience with using social media to promote news and interact with readers. This position requires the ability to pro-actively develop and complete assignments without significant direction from editors.

The successful candidate will work in a newsroom that values cordial, collaborative relationships.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefit plan. We have a supportive, energetic and friendly company culture. Join our team!

Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to

Application and complete job description are available at

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

(Posted 4/6/2018)

Press Operator

Growing community newspaper print facility looking for an experienced second press operator to facilitate various regional and commercial publications like The Portland Tribune, Clackamas Review, Gresham Outlook and several more! Join a savvy team of hard working motivated personnel on our twelve unit Goss Community SSC in a fast paced and flourishing market. Competitive wages, benefits, and plenty of opportunity for overtime. Hiring for a 4-10hr swing shift Mon-Wed and Friday with Thursday off, 430pm - 3am.

Daily Tasks include but not limited to:

  • Adhesion to all security, quality and accountability measures.
  • Perform established press run schedules to meet the production needs of the operation.
  • Execute and direct press calibration for optimal quality output.
  • Perform duties associated with making the press ready for operation including verifying all machine adjustments are made according to operation requirements and properly cleaning the press following previous production runs.
  • Monitor print quality as the press is operating and makes adjustments as needed to insure quality standards are achieved.
  • Directs work of the Press Helper on the press. Insures that the Press Helper is properly trained to perform required duties.
  • Trouble-shoots problems with the operation of the press as the need arises. Keeps written records of set-ups used for each product coming off the press; keeps written records of adjustments made to the press as the press is operating as part of the trouble-shooting process.
  • Must maintain a clean work area
  • Participate in safety
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Able to lift and move 20 pounds or more repeatedly, up to occasionally 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Ability to read, write and perform math operations.
  • Ability to distinguish colors accurately
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to apply written and verbal instructions for machine set-up.
  • Must demonstrate reliability through attendance, punctuality and ability to stay in work area.
  • Must be able to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • High school or equivalent
  • Pass pre-employment background check and drug screening
  • 3 years web offset experience required, more is preferable

To Apply Please contact Nick Jones the Production Manager @ 503-341-1587 or email

(Posted 3/7/2018)

General Manager, Newspaper and Digital Sales

The successful candidate will head all sales and marketing of a Northwest news outlet, which features daily print and digital platforms. The successful candidate will share overall management of business operations. This is a chance for someone with sales experience to step up to a leadership role of a four-person sales staff. The ideal candidate will be an ideas person with strong strategic, sales and revenue generating skills, who can handle a list of accounts and manage a sales team. Must be able to juggle daily, weekly and monthly deadlines relative to print and online products. This is a full-time position, with medical and dental benefits, and a 401k plan. Respond to:

(Posted 3/5/2018)


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