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Open Positions 


The Wallowa County Chieftain, an award-winning weekly community newspaper in Northeastern Oregon, is looking for an editor who can do a little bit of everything. This is a unique opportunity and is ideal for someone with some reporting experience who is interested in managing their own newsroom for the first time or for a veteran journalist tired of corporate newsrooms. Those with experience are preferred, but we are willing to train the right person for the job.

Our candidate is a journalist who is passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish in print, online and with social media and will understand and thrive on the story of the New West.

You and your reporter will work with a professional page design team to own the Wallowa County market.

Leadership, budgeting, multimedia and mentoring experience is a plus. This is a hands-on position that edits and writes stories; takes photos; posts daily to our website; and uses social media to engage readers. But above all else, your journalistic integrity is a must.

Important local topics include forest health, logging, public lands grazing, water supply, wildlife habitat improvements and wildfire resilience in addition to coverage of small-town life and the active practice of accountability journalism.

It's an opportunity to practice award-winning journalism in a stunningly beautiful part of Oregon.

The Wallowa County Chieftain is located in Enterprise, Oregon: just two hours to Walla Walla, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho; three hours to the Tri-Cities, Washington, and four hours northwest of Boise, Idaho. Wallowa County is surrounded by the Eagle Cap Wilderness, glacial lakes and the wide open spaces of Eastern Oregon. The county is considered one of the seven Wonders of Oregon and is the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

The Chieftain was founded in 1898 and is part of EO Media Group, an award-winning and innovative news organization with an active family of owners. EO Media Group owns 13 newspapers and 17 websites in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the vision and spirit of a free press.

Let us know why you want to join the team in Wallowa County in your cover letter. To apply, upload your cover letter, along with your resume and writing samples.

Go here to apply:

(Posted August 9, 2022)

Sports Editor

The News-Register, an award-winning twice-weekly community newspaper in McMinnville, Oregon, seeks a sports editor to cover athletics of six local high schools as well as Linfield University.

The full-time position entails producing a quality sports section in print twice a week, featuring both game coverage and features that tell the story behind the box score. The editor is in charge of both writing and page layout, and works with staff photographers on assignments and art selection. He or she occasionally works with the news team when a story or issue warrants cross-departmental cooperation.

The ideal applicant is a self-motivated individual with strong journalism instinct, crisp and accurate reporting and the ability to develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper. 

The News-Register and its parent company, Oregon Lithograph Inc. are a family-owned enterprise serving the news and publishing needs of residents of Yamhill County, a burgeoning visitor destination with a strong agricultural base, and where McMinnville is county seat. This is a full-time position featuring competitive salary and benefits. 

Submit resume and other information to, or contact managing editor Kirby Neumann-Rea at 503-687-1291.

(Posted August 3, 2022)

Multi-Media Reporters and Sports Editor

The Pamplin Media Group is seeking a Sports Editor in our Central Oregon office and full-time reporters with multi-media skills to join its team, working out of our offices in the Portland metropolitan area.

Reporters and editors contribute daily to a variety of print, digital and social media products and collaborate on special sections and web-based projects.

Pamplin Media Group is a local, family-owned media company that includes more than 24 weekly newspapers/websites, the Portland Tribune and several specialty publications and websites. It reaches a combined print and digital audience of more than 1.2 million readers each week.  

The ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and one to two years of professional reporting experience. Time spent working for student publications or internships will be considered. They will demonstrate excellent time management skills and an ability to write engaging, accurate stories on deadline. Although they may work with a professional photographer, reporters and editors will be expected to shoot photos for their own stories when needed and contribute to video projects and podcasts. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are a plus and could lead to additional opportunities. 

Reporters and editors use social media to share their work and engage our audiences across multiple platforms, work well on deadlines and demonstrate an ability to manage a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and weekends. We are a digital-first operation, and reporters are expected to post daily content independent of weekly publication schedules. 

PMG journalists are valuable members of our newsroom teams whose input contributes to healthy communities in our region. They also develop and practice leadership skills in our newsrooms that can help them achieve their career goals.  

Our reporters and editors are assigned to a specific newsroom and expected to have a visible presence in the communities in which they work. But remote work is also part of the mix. The sports editor will primarily focus on the communities of Prineville and Madras. The reporters will cover various communities in and around Portland and the Willamette Valley. 

Please email cover letter, resume, references and at least three samples of published work, including photos and one written news and/or feature story to John Schrag, executive editor, 

For those applying for the Sports Editor position in Central Oregon, please put "PMG Sports 2022" in the subject line. 

For those applying for the reporter positions in the Portland area, please put "PMG Reporter 2022" in the subject line.

(Posted August 1, 2022)

General Assignment Reporter

The Hermiston Herald and East Oregonian are seeking a general assignment reporter for our daily and weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Oregon. 

This position covers education, cops and public safety, and writes feature and general news stories. Must be able to develop story ideas, take photographs, develop sources, prepare website and social media updates, meet deadlines and work in a cooperative team environment. Journalism education and/or experience required. Fluency in Spanish would be helpful. 

Hermiston is a vibrant growing city of nearly 20,000 located near the Blue Mountains and the Columbia River and just a short distance from Tri-Cities, Wash. It offers outstanding hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreation. The region is one of Oregon's leading agricultural centers built around irrigated farming and dryland wheat.

We are looking for someone who is seeking to develop a long-term career in journalism. An understanding of this region is a plus. Full time. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO, insurance and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Submit resume, clips and letter of interest.

Go here to apply:

(Posted July 27, 2022)

Reporter - St. Helens, OR

At Country Media, we live and breathe local. The best people doing the best job they can. We have an exciting opportunity for a general assignment reporter along the beautiful Oregon Coast.

This position focuses on local events, environmental issues, coastal life and features.

Full or part time, variable hours available, with full benefit package including:

Paid time off

Sick and Personal time

Dental Insurance

Health Insurance

Company-paid Life insurance policy

Cell phone allotment

Our people make a difference in our communities and take our roles for truth in news as sacred.

This position reports to the regional editor and group publisher.

The reporter is in charge of writing features, news, sports and special section stories. Our reporters generate stories from assignments and also from tracking their beats to come up with original and unique to local content delivery vehicles. They are vested with the understanding of layout and design. They will write suggested headlines and/or cut-lines for all photos taken. They will meet deadlines for all stories needs for each of our publications. Heavy involvement in web and social media posting on a daily basis. They are in charge of editing releases to ready for web and print. Depending on experience, this position can be upgraded immediately to an assistant editor. Otherwise, that option can come after experience gained.

Please apply directly to David Thornberry:

(Posted July 8, 2022)

Advertising and Marketing Representative - St. Helens, OR

Exciting Opportunity in the communities we serve for a marketing and online sales representative.

At Country Media, we live and breathe local. We serve our local businesses with high standards and ethics. We have the best people working together in our tight knit group and room for one more.

This position focuses on local events, business to business marketing and helping local businesses recover from the past couple years.

Full or part time, variable hours available on both, with full benefit package including:

Paid time off

Sick and Personal time

Dental Insurance

Health Insurance

Company-paid Life insurance policy

Cell phone allotment

Our people make a difference in our communities so come join us if you want to make a difference. Whiners need not apply, it drives our team crazy. We focus on making a difference in our communities and take our roles for truth in news as sacred.

Oh yeah, we pay you as well. Base pay plus commission and mileage/business reimbursements, etc.

Full training, including a bonus for training completion. At the end of training period, you will be expert-level on marketing, online and social media promotion and gain great insights and intelligence regarding many different types of business metrics and how these businesses operate and how the landscape of marketing has brought new ways of promotion.

This is an exciting and fun opportunity for smart and outgoing people. This position reports to the CMI revenue director.

Please apply directly to David Thornberry:

(Posted July 8, 2022)

Associate Editor

One of the Pacific Northwest’s best local newspapers seeks an associate editor.

Located in picturesque Astoria, Oregon, near the junction of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, The Astorian is a small town newspaper with a global outlook.

We are a digital-first newsroom that publishes online daily and in print three times per week. We also publish Coast Weekend, a weekly entertainment guide, the Seaside Signal, a weekly newspaper, and Our Coast, an annual magazine.

The associate editor will partner with the editor to guide news, opinion and feature content, as well as supervise the editors of the weekly publications.

Writing, editing and management experience are essential to success. Creativity and energy are at the heart of what we do.

When applying, upload a letter telling us how your experience has prepared you for this position, alone with your resume.

Go here to apply:

(Posted June 17, 2022)

Government Reporter

The Bulletin is seeking an experienced government reporter with a demonstrated ability to deliver high-impact, relevant stories. This person will cover government and associated issues in Bend, Oregon's largest city east of the Cascades, and Deschutes County. This area is replete with important and dynamic issues for an enthusiastic reporter to dig into, including population growth, land use and development, homelessness and the inevitable political tension of a growing city.

The ideal candidate will be a watchdog reporter who continually seeks out the issues that are critical to our readership. This person will write news that goes beyond city council meetings and press releases, analyzing what local government actions actually mean for readers.

Research ability and experience working with public document databases and filing public records requests is required. Knowledge of city and county government practices and procedures is preferred. Degree in journalism or related field, or 3+ years experience, preferred. 

Ideally this person will have experience using social media and multimedia components to complement their stories. We're looking for someone who can engage with readers.

The Bulletin is a part of EO Media Group, a privately held, family-owned company dedicated to community journalism in the Pacific Northwest. We are located in Bend, population 100,000, in Central Oregon's high desert. Our full time employees work 37.5 hours per week.

When applying, upload resume, letter of interest and clips.

Go here to apply:

(Posted June 13, 2022)

Newspaper Photographer / Photo Editor

The News-Register, an award winning twice-weekly community newspaper in McMinnville, Oregon, seeks a photographer / photo editor to help its award-winning product continue to be renowned for its visual appeal as well as stand out community journalism. 
The N-R's Photo editor: 
- Acts as lead photographer, with assignments including hard news, community features, arts & entertainment and sports
- Works with editors to select photos and edit/prepare for publication in both print and online editions of the newspaper
- Maintain the newspapers photo archive and process requests for photo purchases by readers
- Other responsibilities and opportunities may be optionally assigned based on interests and skill set of the successful applicant.
Successful applicant is proficient in photoshop and editing photos for print; has a love of photojournalism; is a team player, who is also self-motivated to be productive while working independently; is organized and can manage a schedule with moving parts. 
The News-Register and its parent company, Oregon Lithograph Inc. are a family-owned enterprise serving the news and publishing needs of residents of Yamhill County, a burgeoning visitor destination with a strong agricultural base, and where McMinnville is county seat. This is a full-time position featuring competitive salary and benefits. 
Submit resume and other information to, or contact managing editor Kirby Neumann-Rea at 503-687-1291.
(Posted May 25, 2022)
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