Job Placement Service

ONPA provides this page as a service to the Northwest newspaper industry. Northwest newspapers may announce job openings on this page free of charge. Copy should be submitted by email to us at onpa@orenews.com.

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Open Positions 

Photographer/Reporter

The East Oregonian, a family-owned newspaper in the heart of beautiful Eastern Oregon, has an immediate opening for a photographer/reporter. You will report, take photos, break stories online, and interact with our followers on social media.

We value news judgement, accurate and timely reporting, creativity, and the ability to tell a story in both words and image. You must be able to meet deadlines, turn around story assignments, edit still and/or video images, and write accurate and informative captions. Multimedia and video skills are a plus.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other EO Media Group properties on content teams reporting stories of interest to readers in the region and state.

Journalism education and/or experience required. Fluency in Spanish would be helpful. We are looking for someone who is seeking to develop a long-term career in journalism. An understanding of this region is a plus.

Our staff work 37.5 hour work weeks, to allow you time to enjoy the area and pursue your interests. Pendleton is a vibrant growing city of 16,500 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. East Oregonian, which is part of EO Media Group, was named the 2020 ONPA General Excellence award winner, an award the paper has won nine out of the past 11 years.

When applying, upload resume, clips and letter of interest. Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/2359151-490973

(Posted May 6, 2022)

Community News Editor

We are seeking a full-time Community News Editor to take the reins of a weekly community newspaper in Cottage Grove, Oregon. 

The Cottage Grove Sentinel covers the communities of Cottage Grove, Creswell, Drain and Lorane. We are committed to providing local news and we believe strong community newspapers lead the way and our news content backs up our passion for local news. 

The ideal candidate has the ability to focus on all aspects of community journalism, including taking photographs, writing news stories, and possesses an instinctual knack for digital journalism. 

As an Editor of The Cottage Grove Sentinel newspaper, you can expect the following: 

  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. 
  • Reporting on certain events (government meetings, events, breaking news, etc.) and the effects of those events in the community. 
  • Create digital and print content. 
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. 
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. 
  • Review and approve proofs submitted by reporters and other writers prior to publication production. 
  • Supervise and coordinate work of editorial department. 
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage. 
  • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. 
  • Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles. 
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements. 
  • Confer with other departments and management regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories. 

The Editor must possess strong editorial judgement and demonstrate a passion for newsgathering and publishing without fear or favor. The job is a salaried position and the work mainly occurs Monday-Friday, however, some work will happen during the weekends if there are events to be covered. Work hours are largely at the discretion of the Editor, however, meaning excellent time management is a must. A successful candidate will hold a degree in journalism or related field and preference may be given depending on the amount writing and reporting experience. Knowledge of AP style must be up-to-date. 

Salary Range is $37,000-$40,000 includes medical, dental and vision, 401k option and vacation.

Jenna Bartlett

Group Publisher

Siuslaw News | Cottage Grove Sentinel

  1. 541-902-3524
  2. 541-590-9093

(Posted May 4, 2022)

Reporter

The La Grande Observer, a family-owned newspaper in the heart of beautiful Eastern 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.

We seek an energetic, creative, outgoing and hard-working reporter. This is your opportunity to join a company that believes in community journalism. The Observer is published Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday in Northeastern Oregon and is part of EO Media Group, an award-winning and innovative news organization with an active family of owners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other EO Media Group properties on content teams reporting stories of interest to readers in the region and state.

This is an hourly position, working 37.5 hours per week to allow you extra time to enjoy this rich community. La Grande is the home of Eastern Oregon University and a short 2-1/2 hours from Boise, Idaho. The community has deep agricultural roots and a growing arts community. The location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/2336014-431165

(Posted April 22, 2022)

Homelessness and Affordable Housing Reporter – Community Funded

The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s family-owned news leader, seeks two full-time community funded reporters to join its metro news team covering homelessness and affordable housing. The position will be funded for at least three years and focus on project-level coverage of efforts to address Clark County’s homelessness crisis and increase the county’s amount of affordable housing.

While these positions are community funded, donors will not have any editorial control over the reporter’s work. Full editorial independence will be maintained.

Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with the possibility of occasional overtime and weekend work. The ideal candidates will enjoy both hard news and enterprise work and regularly produce in-depth packages for Sunday A1 and online special reports. We seek someone with the desire, knowledge and experience to be able to present their journalism in a variety of formats, including in writing and in person.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Two to three years of reporting experience for a daily newspaper.
  • Demonstrated ability to report and write complex enterprise and project stories.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media and multimedia as tools for gathering and disseminating news.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, which includes profit sharing/401(k). If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to focus on one of the key issues of our times, please send a cover letter indicating your salary requirements and online experience, along with your résumé and five work samples to:

The Columbian, attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666

e-mail: jobs@columbian.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

(Posted April 20, 2022)

Transportation Reporter - Community Funded

The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s family-owned news leader, seeks a full-time community funded reporter to join its metro news team covering transportation issues. The position will be funded for at least three years and focus on project-level coverage of issues revolving around Clark County’s transportation system, including mass transit, road upkeep and an infrastructure megaproject to replace the century-old Interstate 5 Bridge. 

While this position is community funded, donors will not have any editorial control over the reporter’s work. Full editorial independence will be maintained.

Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with the possibility of occasional overtime and weekend work. The ideal candidate will enjoy both hard news and enterprise work and regularly produce in-depth packages for Sunday A1 and online special reports. We seek someone with the desire, knowledge and experience to be able to present their journalism in a variety of formats, including in writing and in person. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree. 
  • Two to three years of reporting experience for a daily newspaper.
  • Demonstrated ability to report and write complex enterprise and project stories.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media and multimedia as tools for gathering and disseminating news.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, which includes profit sharing/401(k). If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to focus on one of the key issues of our times, please send a cover letter indicating your salary requirements and online experience, along with your résumé and five work samples to:

The Columbian, attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666

e-mail: jobs@columbian.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug screen is required

(Posted April 20, 2022)

Reporter

The News-Review in Roseburg, Oregon, has a reporter opening in its award-winning newsroom.

The successful candidate will produce hard news and feature articles for our website, nrtoday.com, and our newspaper. We seek a savvy reporter who can move rapidly from topic to topic, producing accurate and in-depth work on tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a background in hard news and be proficient in using digital and social media to track down news tips. The ideal candidate will also have strong news judgment and a sense of both digital and print news cycles. A passion for local investigative journalism, the ability to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment, and a degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of experience and education are also needed for this job. An understanding of state and regional politics is a plus, but not required.

Overview

Reporters at The News-Review produce hard news and feature articles. They are inquisitive, determined, focused, and required to move rapidly from topic to topic while producing accurate and in-depth work on tight deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive assignments from Editors
  • Evaluate leads and pitch compelling story ideas to editors
  • Write and report stories, updates, and briefs for online publication and in print
  • Meet regular and recurring deadlines
  • Gather information for newsworthy stories through interviews, investigation, and research
  • Be on scene for breaking news, including human interest stories, crimes, and natural disasters
  • Communicate quickly and efficiently with all newsroom staff
  • Collaborate as a team player with all newsroom staff
  • Take photographs to document events and facts

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or equivalent experience
  • Able to maintain an ethical, honest, and objective standard in reporting
  • Understanding of shield laws, local ordinances, and legal precedents regarding journalism
  • Adaptable and able to build rapport with a diverse group of sources
  • Disciplined with strong time management skills and the ability to work on deadline
  • Quick and accurate research and writing skills
  • Strong news judgment

The News-Review reaches 35,000 readers per day in Douglas County with its print and online products. The company is locally owned and offers good benefits and a 401(k).

Send cover letter and resume to careers@nrtoday.com or mail to The News Review, 345 NE Winchester St. Roseburg, Or 97470.

(Posted April 13, 2022)

Editor

Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., located in Cottonwood in the heart of Arizona’s wine country and just minutes from the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, is seeking a leader for our publications who is excited to become part of the community to uncover the news people are talking about.

Whether online or print, our goals is to surprise and delight our readers with 100% local content that is relevant, informative, and entertaining. The editor is responsible for planning directing and editing stories for the print edition and daily updates online, attending local events and meetings.

The right candidate will have at least 1 year of management experience, strong pagination and design experience, and knowledge of all things AP style. A journalism degree is required. This is a full time position with benefits, PTO, and 401k. NSE EEOE.

Send resume, work samples, and letters of reference to lisley@verdenews.com.

(Posted April 13, 2022)

News Reporter

Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., in Cottonwood, AZ has an immediate opening for a News Reporter/Associate Editor. Job responsibilities include reporting and writing stories, taking photos and crating news videos, copy editing, page design,; oversight of the editorial process on a daily basis, timely production of print and digital editions,  special sections, and magazines, executive social media strategies and representing the newspaper at public venues.

Coaching reporters to produce strong content-filled reports creates a culture of valuing innovation, solution-based journalism and great storytelling.  The ideal candidate will have experienced news judgment, clear, concise writing skills with an unwavering penchant for accuracy: knowledge of Associated Press style, experience with online and social media new delivery.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, mass communication, or other related fields along with two years of new management experience. Web and social media experience is a plus.  Excellent benefits package, 401k, and PTO. EEOE, NSE

This is an IDEAL OPPORTUNITY  to work for a family owned, growing media company for individuals with like to share great ideas and opportunities with others, who enjoys reporting and who wants to get ahead financially.

Send resume, work samples, and letters of reference to lisley@verdenews.com.

(Posted April 13, 2022)

Freelance Reporter

The Daily Herald in Everett, Wa., is seeking a freelance reporter or reporters to increase  our coverage of social justice and equity issues in Snohomish County.  We are looking for reliable candidates with a demonstrated ability to produce quality in-depth stories on a regular basis.  We want someone who has creative ideas, can identify good developing stories and collaborate with our staff.

An ideal candidate will have experience working with individuals with diverse views and backgrounds and will have demonstrated experience working in communities of color and other under-represented groups and identities. We need someone willing to become familiar with Snohomish County and get more deeply embedded in the community to better understand local issues.

Compensation is competitive and negotiable based on the quality and experience of the selected candidate and the frequency and complexity of the stories they can provide.

If interested, email a letter of interest and up to 5 clips of your best work along with a resume to poconnor@soundpublishing.com    Feel free to pitch a few story ideas you might want to pursue.

We strongly encourage writers from underrepresented communities to submit their letter of interest, though all submissions will be considered.  Sound Publishing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

This reporting initiative is funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.

(Posted April 11, 2022)

Multi-Media Reporter

The Pamplin Media Group is seeking full-time reporters with multi-media skills to join its team in Oregon, working out of our offices in Clackamas County.

Reporters will contribute daily to a variety of print, digital and social media products, and collaborate on special sections and web-based projects. One position will work for the Lake Oswego Review and another will work for the Estacada News, covering government, business, education and breaking news.

Pamplin Media Group is a local, family-owned media company that includes more than 20 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 should be able 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 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. 

Reporters 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 and communities that can help them achieve their career goals.  

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

Put “ClackCo Reporter 2022” in the subject line. 

(Posted February 25, 2022)

 

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