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Open Positions 

Multimedia Sales

RAMP, Real Access Media Placement (formerly ONAC) is the media planning and placement dept. of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. RAMP, as part of the 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/ Canada.

RAMP is seeking to fill a sales position within the organization. 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

Send resume and letter of interest to: ONPA, 4000 Kruse Way Place, Building 2, Suite 160, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 or email to:

Education Reporter

The West Linn Tidings and Wilsonville Spokesman, both weekly newspapers based in Lake Oswego, are seeking a full-time education reporter to cover the West Linn – Wilsonville School District. The ideal candidate for this position is a versatile writer with professional experience in both news and features. Photography experience is a big plus.

While coverage of local school news is the primary beat, candidates should also be willing to cover a wide variety of other assignments. The education reporter should also have the ability to sniff out enlightening, interesting and amusing enterprise stories that give residents unique insights into their school district.

Competitive salary plus benefits. Email resume, cover letter and clips to Editor Leslie Pugmire Hole at File size is limited to 5M. No phone calls.

(Posted 8/14/2017)

Features Assistant - Full-time

The Columbian has an opportunity for an organized, creative and tech-friendly features assistant to join our award-winning team. The features assistant's key mission is to gather and assemble Weekend section calendar listings, perform general office duties and work extensively with the public. Organization skills are premium, but we are also looking for someone who can think creatively about our use of the Web and who is a capable writer. The features assistant writes a weekly article highlighting the most interesting activities happening around Clark County. The features assistant is also closely involved in our digital and social media efforts, updating a blog, publishing a newsletter, contributing to a Twitter feed, and taking on additional new media duties as opportunities arise.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and style rules.

Outstanding organizational skills.

Ability to work quickly and effectively while under pressure of tight deadlines and constant changes.

Thorough knowledge of general office duties, including typing, filing, telephone and computer use.

High proficiency at finding information over the Internet, comfortable with Web-based forms and maps.

Experienced with WordPress, Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms.

Adept at communicating with the public, in person, by telephone and digitally.

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as 22 paid days annually.  Please send at least two writing samples with your resume and cover letter including your salary history by Sept. 11, 2017 to The Columbian, Attn: HR, PO Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98660-0180 or email to

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 8/10/2017)


The Blue Mountain Eagle, a family-owned weekly newspaper in a stunningly beautiful Oregon community, seeks an energetic, dedicated reporter. 

The Eagle is located in John Day, where seeing deer in front yards is normal and traffic is unheard of, just three hours from Bend and Pendleton. Surrounded by scenic forests and dissected by mountain streams, the location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

Despite the picturesque environment, the community is at the center of an evolving natural resource restoration economy, which gains statewide and even national attention. 

Despite the small-town charm, the residents are engaged and politically active in local and national debates, and hard-hitting stories are never hard to find. Ongoing topics include state and federal policies, forest health, logging, public lands grazing, water supply, wildlife habitat improvements and wildfire resilience, in addition to coverage of small-town life and local government. The position offers a wealth of breaking news and enterprise opportunities.

Serving the community for 146 years, the Eagle is the oldest weekly newspaper in Oregon and is part of EO Media Group, an award-winning and innovative news organization with an active family of owners. This position offers excellent advancement opportunities in a company that prefers to hire from within. EO Media Group owns 11 newspapers and 17 websites that provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities we serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press.

We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news and excited about the opportunity to publish in print, online and through social media. Candidates must be able to develop story ideas, take photographs, develop sources, prepare website and social media updates and work in a cooperative team environment. Journalistic integrity is a must.

Journalism education or experience is required for this full-time position offering insurances, a 401(k)/401(k) Roth retirement plan and paid time off (PTO). Send resume, letter of interest and up to five clips to EO Media Group, P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048; by fax to 503-371-2935; or by email to

(Posted 08/07/2017)

Outside Sales Representative

You may not read a printed newspaper every day, but if you live on the North Coast, The Daily Astorian impacts your life. Inserts for shopping, stories on Facebook, a digital version for on the go. A print copy for those who love information and want in-depth coverage of big issues. Ads and stories that keep you informed about events, sales and concerns in the community. Our employees see the big picture… a small community without a strong newspaper is missing something important. Our people are here to make sure The Daily Astorian remains a vibrant part of your community.

Want to join us?

The Daily Astorian is seeking an outside salesperson who is passionate about helping local businesses be successful. Must demonstrate excellence in person-to-person sales and customer service, work well with a support team and be proficient with technology while managing time and required paperwork efficiently. This is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday with evenings and weekends off, plus paid holidays!

Base wage plus commission and mileage reimbursement make this a great opportunity for an aggressive sales professional. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/ Roth 401(k) retirement plan.

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

(Posted 8/1/2017)

Staff Writer

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde - Grand Ronde, OR 97347

Staff Writer: Provides reporting and general news writing and occasional photography for the bi-monthly Tribal newsletter, Smoke Signals. Covers a variety of Tribal and community events, meetings and activities for the Publications Office. Provides support for the Publications Office to ensure the efficient, timely and accurate delivery of program services.

Essential Functions:

  • Covers and reports on assigned local and state stories for Tribal newsletter.
  • Writes and takes occasional photos for general news articles on issues affecting the Tribal community and Indian Country as it relates to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with Tribal government, staff and others concerning current news.
  • Conducts interviews for assigned news and general stories.
  • Writes photo captions.
  • Types occasional submissions to Smoke Signals.
  • Submits travel forms, requisition forms, reimbursement requests and timesheets.
  • Greets customers, answers telephones, and responds to requests.
  • Proofreads documents and verifies accuracy.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment: computer, printer, fax, copier, camera, tape recorder, etc.
  • Schedules and processes work requests and maintenance service issues, equipment malfunctions and other needs.
  • Enters, tracks and retrieves data.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires an Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of journalistic work experience or a High School diploma or GED equivalence and four (4) years journalistic work experience.
  • OR equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Submission of a portfolio of work required.
  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining confidentiality required.
  • Ability to type 40 wpm.
  • Working knowledge of photography equipment, scanner, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software required.
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, verbal & written skills and excellent interaction and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong commitment to task, accuracy, problem solving, initiative, organizational skills, attention to detail, and integrity required.

Requires discretion, courtesy and tact, involving contacts with employees, clients, and other visitors.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Journalistic: 2 years
  • Writing: 1 year

Visit and the Employment tab for more information.

(Posted 7/31/2017)

Sports Editor

The Canby Herald and the Wilsonville Spokesman have an opening for a full-time Sports Reporter to work for both newspapers. Beat includes covering high school and youth sports, including sports features, for both communities. Ideal candidate will have several years of newspaper experience in editing, writing and photography. Attributes of a good community Sports Reporter include: self-starter, attention to detail, patience, flexibility, prolific writer, ability to meet deadlines, team player, motivated and understands the importance of getting player quotes in as many stories as possible.

Send resume, cover letter and clips to John Baker at the Canby Herald via email at

(Posted 7/272017)

Web Press Operator

Eagle Web Press, a regional printing company and part of Eagle Newspapers, Inc.,  is looking for web press operators and/or 2nd operators for Goss community, Web Press Quadstack, and Harris Heidleberg M600 press lines. Conventional, UV and heat-set.

Looking for motivated people who want to continue to advance with a growing company and improve their skills.  Punctuality, reliability, attendance and strong work ethic, a must. Very roomy - 65,000+ square feet - clean, well-lit and safe production area.  Not a "sweat shop" operation.  Primary need is for swing shift (4 -10's, M-Th). Day shift (5 - 8’s, M-F) Occasional overtime based on workload.

We are a 40+ year old printing company investing in the future, adding equipment and services.  Printing newspapers, tabloids, magazines, coupon books, schedules, etc.  Full bindery and mailing department in-house.

We offer a competitive pay structure for experienced operators along with a generous benefit package that includes - vacation, Oregon sick time, personal time, insurance (medical, dental, life), 401K, holidays, FSA.  Pre-employment drug screen required. EOE.

If you’re interested, have questions or would like to send us your resume for any of these immediate openings, please contact: 

Marty Leopard, Assistant GM at

(Posted 7/262017)

Marketing Consultant

Earn up to $36,000 per year! Do you enjoy talking to people? If so, the role of Marketing Consultant is for you! We are looking for a strategic thinker who is personable and professional. Time management, self-motivation and good communication skills are essential. Send your resume with a cover letter describing your skill set to Box 7996, PO Box 788, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

(Posted 7/212017)

Advertising Director

Oregon’s North Coast beckons! Located in picturesque Astoria, OR, at the junction of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, EO Media Group is seeking a proven, creative Advertising Director for multiple publications and digital platforms.  This area is a mix of commercial fishing and cruise ships, nature and the arts, a rich history and the Goonies.

We need a strong, hands-on leader to inspire our 7 display and classified staff and grow our advertising sales for our Monday through Friday daily, a weekly, two bi-weeklies and a monthly magazine, plus specialty publications. Our digital media Marketplace has won national awards and is poised for growth. We’ve invested in the best software available with a strong CRM to help you lead. Prior management experience in the media field preferred and a solid record of successful campaigns is required. 

Comprehensive benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send resume and letter of interest including salary requirements and why you want to grow with us to EO Media Group, P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048 or e-mail

(Posted 7/7/2017)

Advertising Account Representative


Sell print 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 representatives to fulfill an outside sales role in the Portland Metro, Salem, and Eugene/Springfield areas. Come grow with us. These positions offer fantastic growth potential.

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.

*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 6/7/2017)

Circulation/Audience Manager

WANTED: Dynamic & Innovative Circulation/Audience Manager

The Idaho Press-Tribune is seeking a dynamic audience/circulation professional who understands how to grow and manage the combined audience of the Idaho Press-Tribune and its family of community weekly publications.  We are a 20,000 circ. daily newspaper with 3 area weekly publications headquartered just 15 minutes west of Boise in Nampa, ID. 

A deep understanding of the traditional audience processes of customer acquisition and retention, telemarketing, direct mail, single copy inserts, sales crewing, kiosk selling, budgeting, circulation audits and total market coverage products is required. 

Successful applicants must have a proven ability to acquire new customers using several different strategies including e-mail marketing, social media and database management to grow the combined audience and build customer loyalty.  This position is also responsible for managing all day to day tasks in the Circulation Department including delivery, carrier force management, monthly and annual budgets, company reports, etc.  This is a department head position reporting to the Publisher. 

Candidates must have top-notch people and communication skills, strong computer knowledge, true leadership ability and demonstrate extremely innovative thinking all while maintaining a good sense of humor and positive attitude. Four-year college degree preferred with 3+ years of newspaper management experience with a proven track record of success in newspaper circulation and audience growth.

E-mail resume and LinkedIn profile to Matt Davison at The Idaho Press-Tribune, PO Box 9399, Nampa, ID 83652., a Pioneer News Group property.

(Posted 6/5/2017)

Press Operator

This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned second pressman to have professional training and advance your skills to a higher level. You will learn all aspects of the production area from stripping, platemaking, correct maintenance, operation, and repair projects. You will be expected to be the team leader when needed.

These skills and the pleasant working conditions make this an excellent situation for someone who would like to get away from the city lifestyle and be a part of a safer and less pressured work-life balance.

We are located in the heart of South Dakota and the center of the best pheasant hunting in the world. This job is perfect for an outdoor enthusiast.

Our newspaper is an extremely family friendly company with a wonderful small town but within driving distance to Sioux Falls and major events and shopping.

Tom Mc Andrews
Press Manager
Plainsman Newspapers
Huron, SD, 57350
(Posted 5/13/2017)

Press Person

Press person needed at a Tuesday through Saturday morning newspaper in Pendleton, Oregon. In addition to East Oregonian newspaper, our operation prints an array of weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications. To join our team, you'll need web press operation skills, an eye for color, mechanical ability, be a good communicator and work well with others.  Must be able to lift 50# and go up/down stairs on a regular basis.  Pendleton is near the Blue Mountains and has abundant outdoor recreation.  It is also a farming and ranching center and home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo.  Wage DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group., PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, or e-mail

Posted (4/19/2017)


The Grants Pass Daily Courier, a five-day-per-week, independently-owned newspaper with a circulation of 12,000 and a strong online presence, seeks an editor to lead an aggressive and talented newsroom.
The person we are looking for will lead by example, coaching reporters in an effort to elevate their work to the next level, while at the same time being willing to get into the trenches and occasionally report and write stories.
The editor is expected to write four editorials or other opinion pieces per week. The newspaper serves all of Josephine County and parts of Jackson and Douglas counties in Southern Oregon.
The region is generally conservative, so the tone on the Opinion page should reflect this fact. However, the editor must also be willing to make arguments that cut against the grain of conservative orthodoxy when it is in the best interest of the community.
The newsroom includes five reporters who are led by the city editor; a two-person sports desk; a two-person features desk that often contributes to the daily report; a four-person universal copy desk; a full-time photographer; and a news clerk who handles obituaries and many other functions of the day-to-day operations in the newsroom. It is up to the editor to work with people in all of these areas in order to bring together a solid report five days a week.
Photographic and layout skills are helpful, but not required. The right person will learn these skills in time, even if they do not initially possess them.
Grants Pass is in the beautiful Rogue River Valley. There's plenty to do outdoors, including floating the river, fishing, hiking, camping, and skiing — to name just a few. But there's much more. The region has a vibrant arts scene, with the Rogue Theatre in Grants Pass bringing in major national touring musicians, and a hopping downtown music scene that features an abundance of local talent. There are several theater troupes, including Barnstormers Theatre, the longest continuously operating community theater company in Oregon. We are just 45 minutes from the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
Grants Pass is situated along the I-5 corridor, about four hours south of Portland and six hours north of San Francisco. The region is served by the Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford, which is just a 30-minute drive away.
If you think this is the type of challenge that is right for you, send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and five copies of your current paper to Travis Moore, publisher, at the Grants Pass Daily Courier, P.O. Box 1468, Grants Pass, OR 97528, by May 1; or send your resume, cover letter and the URL of your current news organization to Moore at
Posted (4/14/2017)


The Beaverton Valley Times and the Tigard-Tualatin Times, members of the Pamplin Media Group of newspapers, are seeking a reporter for a full-time position. This individual is responsible for handling a beat and doing both news and feature writing. The preferred candidate will have two years of experience working at a community newspaper, along with web posting and social media skills. Photography skills and/or fluency in Spanish are pluses. Should possess good interviewing and time management skills in order to ultimately produce as many as 12 stories weekly.

We offer full-time employees a competitive salary and strong benefit package featuring paid vacation and sick time; medical, dental, vision and life insurance options; 401k and more.

For consideration, please apply by Feb. 19, 2017, with a résumé, cover letter and three to five clips to Managing Editor Dana Haynes at

(Posted 2/8/2017) 

Director of Advertising

Pioneer News Group, a family owned group with properties in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Idaho, is looking for a driven individual to lead the advertising department in the beautiful Pocatello, Idaho market. This person would be responsible for all facets of the ad department including retail, digital, classifieds, production and support.  You should be able to develop and maintain strong relationships within your department and the business community. We are not only looking for someone to do the daily tasks of managing the ad department but someone to be THE driver of innovation in emerging categories such digital, other media products and events. Making good hires, providing key training, being a community leader and spending time developing old and new products will prove to be key in helping our business community get results. Prefer experience in media sales, personnel management and budgeting. Position includes salary, bonus, and full benefits package.

Please send your resume and cover letter with Salary Requirements to Andy Pennington at

(Posted 1/31/2017)

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