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Open Positions 

Staff Writer

Want to work for a newspaper that is thriving, values its employees and understands work/life balance?  Apply as a staff writer for Smoke Signals.

Job Summary:

Provides reporting and general news writing and occasional photography for the bi-monthly Tribal newspaper, 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.

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 of journalistic work experience.
  • Submission of a portfolio of work required.
  • OR equivalent combination of training and experience.

Starting wage depends on experience; $27.05 - $ 34.95/hour.  We offer competitive benefits.   To apply and view a complete job description, please follow the following link:  Career Center (

(Posted February 23, 2024)

General Assignment Reporters

The Hermiston Herald is searching for two versatile general assignment reporters to contribute to our weekly publication and online platform. 

This pivotal role encompasses coverage of education, law enforcement and public safety, as well as crafting engaging feature pieces and general news stories. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in generating story concepts, photography, source cultivation, meeting deadlines and thriving within a collaborative team setting.

Ideal applicants will exhibit strong organizational skills, a proactive approach, and exceptional writing, research and interpersonal abilities, alongside a foundation in meaningful reporting. While a journalism degree is preferred, it's not mandatory, and recent graduates are warmly encouraged to apply. 

Standout applications will highlight additional skills such as photography, broadcasting, or data expertise. The capacity to work autonomously coupled with exemplary time-management skills are imperative.

Nestled in the heart of Northeast Oregon, Hermiston is a thriving city of nearly 20,000 residents, boasting proximity to the picturesque Blue Mountains and the majestic Columbia River, with easy access to the Tri-Cities, Washington. Enjoy unparalleled outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, and hiking in this vibrant locale, which serves as one of Oregon's foremost agricultural hubs, celebrated for its irrigated farming and dryland wheat production.

We're seeking individuals committed to forging a long-term career in journalism, with an understanding of our region considered advantageous. This is a full-time position offering a comprehensive benefits package including Paid Time Off (PTO), insurance coverage, and enrollment in a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, up to three writing samples and a letter of interest.

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(Posted February 12, 2024)

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