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Open Positions 


The link between agriculture and the food supply is one of America's hottest stories. In the Pacific Northwest, it is an especially compelling topic. Capital Press is the Northwest's leading source of information on agriculture and natural resources. We cover topics as varied as the business of agriculture, innovation through research, the demography of agriculture and the growth in farmers' markets.

Our newspaper is read in four states. Our electronic outlet has a regional and national audience. We are seeking an enterprising reporter, based in Salem, to cover Oregon's diverse farm, agribusiness and natural resources community. Applicants must have at least two years professional experience as a news reporter and valid drivers license. This is a 37.5-hour per week position, generally working Monday through Friday based in Salem, Ore. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan and insurances. When applying, upload resume, clips and letter of interest.

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(Posted November 22, 2023)

General Assignment Reporters

The Hermiston Herald is seeking a pair of general assignment reporters for weekly newspaper and website 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, 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.

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(Posted November 3, 2023)


The Rogue Valley Times, a growing local news organization committed to "digital first, then print" coverage of Medford, Oregon, the Rogue Valley and beyond, is seeking an experienced editor to take the helm in the newsroom and help guide our coverage to continued success.

The Times is a new publication created by EO Media Group, an Oregon-based, family-owned company with deep roots in the media industry. To learn more, go to

Medford - population 87,000 - is a fast growing city in southern Oregon, serving as a regional shopping and healthcare center on the I-5 corridor. The wider area, including Jackson County, is home to over a quarter of a million residents. The area boosts exceptional entertainment, wineries and outdoor activities. 

As the top newsroom leader and a member of the Times' management team, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing a team of section editors and reporters, plus coordinating with the page design team. The editor, along with the publisher, will be the face of the paper and become deeply connected to community issues, events and organizations. The editor will also lead the opinion page editorial board and is responsible for writing a popular weekly editor's column. 

While the paper is printed three times per week, reporting is published daily online, seven days per week. The Rogue Valley Times benefits from a growing paid circulation base of print and digital subscribers and the new editor will lead a growing and sustainable local newsroom.

At least five solid years of leadership in a newsroom is required, along with outstanding coaching skills and a desire to be part of this community.

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(Posted October 25, 2023)


The Wallowa County Chieftain, an aggressive weekly in the incredibly scenic northeast corner of Oregon, has an opening for a reporter equally at home covering hard news, sports and writing features and service pieces. You will report, take photos, break stories online and interact with our followers on social media. Wallowa County offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities and boasts a thriving arts community, cattle ranches, farms, a major tourism industry and traditional small-town life where there are no traffic lights. Journalism degree and two years of experience reporting in the Northwest or a rural community preferred. This is a rare opportunity to grow with a family newspaper company that believes in the value of community journalism.

When applying, upload your resume, letter of interest and 3-5 clips.

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(Posted September 15, 2023)

Sales Manager

The News-Register Publishing Co. seeks an industry leader capable of building strong connections in the local business community to help produce effective advertising and marketing programs in an evolving media landscape. 

Yamhill County's local newspaper since 1866, one of the last multi-generational family owned and operated newspapers remaining in the region, wants someone who can collaborate with our professional sales team to blend data-driven decision-making with creativity and market awareness. 

If you have strong communication skills, conduct your life and work in an organized manner and enjoy building relationships in a small-town setting, we want to hear from you. 

The News-Register offers competitive wages and benefits package, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible work schedule and more.

To apply, email Ossie Bladine at or call 971-237-1397 for more information. 

(Posted September 6, 2023)

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