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Open Positions

Sales Representative

Country Media has an immediate opening for a full-time advertising sales representative based at the Headlight Herald newspaper office in Tillamook, OR. This position covers a sales territory including Tillamook (Headlight Herald), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach Gazette), and Manzanita (North Coast Citizen). We are looking for a creative, confident person who can help both new and existing customers use our print and digital products to connect with our news audience.

If you are a detail-oriented “people person” we want to talk with you! Two years sales experience is preferred but not required. What IS required is a passion for working with local businesses, an indomitable spirit, and an internal drive to succeed.

We offer a competitive wage based on experience and sales results.

Send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Joe Warren

jwarren@countrymedia.net

(Posted September 17, 2021)

Reporter

We are looking for a rock-solid reporter with a nose for news and the gift of storytelling.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in journalism or related field and the skills needed to gather and share news both in print and online.

The Lewiston Tribune, a six day a week publication, covers the Idaho and Washington border cities of Lewiston and Clarkston, Moscow, Pullman, and their surrounding region. It’s a varied landscape, from the rolling hills and universities of the Palouse, to the river playgrounds of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, to the bucolic prairie and mountain communities beyond.

This full-time position provides a competitive pay, health care and benefits package and the certainty that comes with working for a 129-year-old family- and employee-owned publication.

If you are interested in the freedom that comes with joining one of only 80-plus privately owned newspapers in the nation, send a cover letter, resume and clips to Lewiston Tribune Managing Editor Craig Clohessy at cclohessy@lmtribune.com.

(Posted September 10, 2021)

Editor

We are looking for a creative, intelligent individual with forward-leaning vision to lead Inland 360, arguably one of the best alternative weekly publications in the Pacific Northwest.

Qualified candidates will not only contribute stories for the combination online (Inland360.com) and print magazine, but also will direct and edit content from a core group of freelance contributors and seasoned journalists.

Inland 360 covers art, music and culture in the Idaho and Washington border cities of Moscow, Pullman, Lewiston and Clarkston and their surrounding region. It’s a varied landscape, from the rolling hills and universities of the Palouse, to the river playgrounds of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, to the bucolic prairie and mountain communities beyond.

Our focus is to highlight the people, places and events in our region and to provide our readers with an engaging and colorful weekly guide to what’s happening.

If you are interested in the freedom that comes with joining one of only 80-plus privately owned publications in the nation, send a cover letter, resume and relevant clips to Managing Editor Craig Clohessy at cclohessy@lmtribune.com.

(Posted September 8, 2021)

News Reporters and Editors

Twenty-year-old Country Media Inc., a successful family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites, has a variety of openings for news reporters and editors. 
 
We own community newspapers in Crescent City, CA as well as several Oregon locations including Brookings, Coos Bay, Lincoln City, Tillamook, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Clatskanie, and St. Helens.  We are hiring writers and editors for one or more of those locations.

You'll be responsible primarily for providing news and information focusing on local businesses, government, schools, community events and local people. You'll also contribute to our news teams' special sections and regional publications. Pagination skills are a plus.

Country Media offers a highly competitive wage and a variety of employee benefits, including group health insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; mileage reimbursement; and others.
 
For immediate consideration, send your resume and cover letter to Joe Warren.  jwarren@countrymedia.net.
 
(Posted September 5, 2021)
 

General Newspaper Reporter

The Daily World in Aberdeen, Washington, is looking for a general assignment reporter. We're looking for someone who can write clear stories about complex matters, and who will find and tell stories about real people, businesses and life on the Washington coast. We value enterprise and reporters who dig.

This job requires someone who:

Has an educational background that prepares him/her for journalism;

Is able to juggle daily and in-depth assignments without extensive oversight.

Is able to plan and meet department productivity expectations.

This position requires the use of a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license, and proof of current insurance.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include GR Aberdeen in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format (and/or a link to them); and (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and recognizes that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity, and vision of our employees. Sound Publishing, Inc. strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Go to our website www.soundpublishing.com to learn more!

(Posted August 25, 2021)

Multimedia Sales Consultant

Be a part of the largest community news organization in Washington! Are you ready for an exciting career with a leader in multi-media advertising Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for self-motivated, results-driven individuals interested in a sales career to generate advertising sales with new and existing businesses? This includes print, special sections, a wide suite of digital offerings, and any other product or services available within our family of media products.

Do you have a proven track record of success in sales and enjoy managing accounts?

Are you competitive and thrive in an energetic environment?

Are you interested in a fast-paced, creative atmosphere where you can use your sales expertise to provide consultative print and digital solutions to companies seeking to fill their employment opportunities?

We’re looking for candidates with:

*Strong sales, customer service, and phone solicitation skills.

*Computer-proficiency in database and spreadsheet software programs.

*Excellent phone communication skills (written and verbal.)

*Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

*Self-motivator, who is proactive and possesses good problem-solving skills.

 

As part of our sales team, you are expected to maintain and grow existing client relationships, as well as develop new client relationships.  The successful candidate will also be goal-oriented, have organizational skills that enable you to manage multiple deadlines, provide great consultative sales and excellent customer service. We offer a competitive base wage with commissions, and a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid vacations, sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have these skills and enjoy playing a proactive part in impacting local businesses’ financial success with solutions, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@soundpublishing.com.  Be sure to include which city location you are interested in the subject line: the options are Everett, Federal Way, Enumclaw, or Friday Harbor, Washington State.

Sound Publishing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Visit our website www.soundpublishing.com to find out more about us!

(Posted August 25, 2021)

General Reporter

The Daily World in Aberdeen, Washington, is looking for a general assignment reporter. We're looking for someone who can write clear stories about complex matters, and who will find and tell stories about real people, businesses and life on the Washington coast. We value enterprise and reporters who dig.

This job requires someone who:

Has an educational background that prepares him/her for journalism;

Is able to juggle daily and in-depth assignments without extensive oversight.

Is able to plan and meet department productivity expectations.

This position requires the use of a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license, and proof of current insurance.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include GR Aberdeen in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format (and/or a link to them); and (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and recognizes that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity, and vision of our employees. Sound Publishing, Inc. strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Go to our website www.soundpublishing.com to learn more!

(Posted August 25, 2021)

Copy Editor | Page Designer

The Peninsula Daily News, a division of Sound Publishing Inc., is seeking a Digital News Editor to take our digital reporting and social media efforts to the next level with the goal of growing our digital audience on Washington State's beautiful Olympic Peninsula. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and passionate about social media, with professional experience on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, preferably for a media website. You need journalism experience, excellent writing skills, and strong news judgment. If you're the right candidate, you know how to optimize a Web headline for SEO and social engagement, and you know how to use analytics to influence your decisions. You'll be part of our newsroom team, collaborating with reporters and editors to maximize the reach of our content. You'll also collaborate with other departments on company initiatives to promote The Peninsula Daily News and its various products and grow our overall audience.

Responsibilities:

Lead day-to-day efforts on The Peninsula Daily News' growing portfolio of social channels.

Help our writers and editors package stories for social channels, and audiences.

Set best practices and tone of voice for The Daily News' social channels.

Monitor trending topics and act on that information by communicating with staff writers or blogging and aggregating on your own.

Track success through engagement rates, growth statistics, and other metrics.

Participate in live coverage of news events using social tools including photography and video.

Desired skills and experience:

3-5 years of professional experience in journalism-related social media. Proven track record running social for media outlets or brands preferred. The ability to exercise sound judgment is an absolute must.

Extensive knowledge of mainstream and emerging social channels.

Ability to track your own success and justify decisions with numbers.

Familiarity with Clallam and Jefferson Counties and the Olympic Peninsula.

Experience with SEO/SEM, paid social advertising, or email marketing a plus.

Experience using professional Web publishing tools, photo editing, and video editing a plus.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. Attach your resume with a cover letter, and three or more non-returnable clips in PDF to your Indeed submission.

If you are interested in joining our team, email us your cover letter and resume to: careers@soundpublishing.com. Please be sure to note ATTN: “Digital Editor PA” in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted August 25, 2021)

Circulation | Office Administrator

The Whidbey News-Times is looking for a full-time circulation/administrative position requires strong customer service skills and includes greeting and assisting members of the public who call or stop in our Oak Harbor Office. The direct supervisor is the publisher.

This hire will have the following responsibilities:

Manage office functions and ensure the office maintains a professional appearance at all times.

Answer customer phones and emails and drop-ins, assisting customers as possible and forwarding advertising, editorial, and publisher calls to the appropriate co-worker.

Manage/update/streamline phone tree as possible.

Field obituary calls and produces proof copies and provides costs to customers. This requires solid spelling and grammar skills, and ideally some knowledge of AP Style. Accept credit card payment over the phone, check/cash in person, providing a receipt.

Direct faxes to appropriate co-workers

Assist advertising representatives with tasks as needed/as approved by the publisher.

Pick up mail at the Oak Harbor Post Office on the way to work each morning, and deliver any outgoing mail in the afternoon.

Typeset news briefs, flight schedules, calendar items, other news copy, as requested by the publisher.

Address and resolve subscriber circulation concerns and questions

Collect quarters/slugs from newsstands on North and South Whidbey every other week

Receive paper carrier manifests from Everett plant and ensure carriers have theirs by Monday and Thursday mornings, either placed in their boxes at the Oak Harbor storage unit or retrieved at our office.

Count slugs for drivers: Michael W. on Wednesday and Saturday, 31; Peter on Wednesday (63) and Saturday (75); and Justin P. on Wednesday (16) and Saturday (28).

Get returns numbers from the carrier. Complete form and send to circulationreturns@soundpublishing.com

Maintain office newspaper "morgue" updated with current papers, recycling copies after one year. 20 copies each of WNT/SWR/Crosswind, 10 copies Homes-Land.

Maintain a folder/morgue of all special sections, 5-10 copies

Coordinate and/or deliver special sections to designated locations/drops.

Deliver missed newspapers to subscribers as needed.

Print truck manifest from BP Circ around the 15th/20th each month, send to carriers. Homes Land Islander delivered last Wed before the last Friday of each month (Peter); and Crosswind, delivered by Peter and Michael W. by the last Friday of each month.

At month's end calculate carrier pay in Newzware

Manage carriers for Homes Land Islander and WNT/SWR to Coupeville.

Bi-weekly deposit of advertising and circulation payments brought into the office. Send deposit worksheets to accounting.

This employee should be comfortable working with spreadsheets and word documents and willing to train on other necessary computer programs.

Communicate with office cleaner as needed.

Maintain a list of office supplies that are needed each month.

Balance petty cash each month. Maintain receipts and complete petty cash form monthly and send to accounting.

Know and meet all publication deadlines, as necessary.

Other duties as assigned by the publisher.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. Attach your resume with a cover letter, and three or more non-returnable clips in PDF to your Indeed submission.

If you are interested in joining our team, email us your cover letter and resume to: careers@soundpublishing.com. Please be sure to note ATTN: “Circ/Admin Whidbey” in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted August 25, 2021)

Multimedia Journalist

The Astorian, one of the Pacific Northwest's best small newspapers, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist in a stunningly beautiful and photogenic environment where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The successful candidate will be an excellent photographer with the ability to tell a story visually in print and online. Video and multimedia experience are required. We have a photography drone, and you will be expected to earn FAA certification to fly it. In addition to contributing to The Astorian and other news, business and entertainment publications, the candidate will also shoot photos and videos for Our Coast, a yearly lifestyle magazine. 

To apply go here: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1938888-497585

(Posted August 20, 2021)

Editor

We’re looking for you: An energetic, creative and outgoing journalist ready to be editor of a family-owned weekly newspaper. We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish in print, online and with social media. Our editor will understand and  thrive on the story of the New West.  

You’ll manage and mentor two newsroom employees and work with a professional page design team. Your journalistic integrity is a must. Leadership, budgeting, multi-media and mentoring experience are a plus. This is a hands-on position that edits and writes stories; takes photos; posts daily to our web site; and uses social media to engage readers. 

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 Eagle is located in John Day, Oregon, in the center of the Pacific Northwest: just 3 hours west to Bend, and 4 hours both east to Boise and north to the Tri Cities. The location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

The Eagle is the oldest (146 years) weekly newspaper in Eastern Oregon 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.

Candidates should have an education in journalism or a related field, plus at least 5 years of progressive newspaper leadership experience. The position pays $41,000 to $44,000, depending on your experience.  Benefits include health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off.   Let us know why you want to join the team in John Day in your cover letter.  Submit your cover letter, along with your resume. To apply go here: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1935287-490973.

(Posted August 18, 2021)

Copyeditor/Designer | Pamplin Media Group

If you live and breathe Associated Press style, can debate the pros and cons of the Oxford comma, and have a flair for newspaper design, Pamplin Media Group has a job for you.

We’re seeking a copyeditor/designer to join our team in Oregon.  This job will have flexible hours (some will have to be in the evenings and, on occasion, weekends) and can be done remotely. However, you may be asked to occasionally come to work at our Lake Road office near Milwaukie.

The primary job duties will be to work as a copyeditor for our award-winning news staff. Secondary duties will be as a backup to our Central Design Desk.

The 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 candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent professional experience. In addition, they will demonstrate excellent time management skills and an ability to write engaging, accurate headlines, and be familiar with using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Please email cover letter, resume, references and at least three samples of published design work to Vance W. Tong, director of operations: vtong@pamplinmedia.com. Please put Copyeditor in the subject line.

(Posted August 18, 2021)

Community Relationship Representative | Pamplin Media Group

Do you thrive in an environment of community involvement? Are you someone who’s always telling your friends & family about the newest restaurant or business that’s just opened in town? Do you seem to be the one who knows what events are going on, when they are and all the details, too?

Can you switch modes of operation quickly - from detail-oriented computer tasks to a casual, friendly conversation with a prospective business client and then back again to your co-workers – all while keeping your mind on track & focused?

The Clackamas Review, Oregon City News & Happy Valley News – divisions of Pamplin Media Group – seek an outside sales representative (although we like to think of it as community relationship development) that’s self-motivated, creative, technologically proficient with a desire to succeed to partner with area businesses, non-profits, governments, and organizations to serve them through our full line of communications product offerings (print, digital, specialty publications).

This person will join our sales team and work with the publisher, our ad assistants, and digital and creative teams to serve our communities and advertisers. A locally owned media company, Portland Media Group is committed to local – our readers, our advertisers, and our community. Candidates must be comfortable building client relationships, presenting in-person and written proposals, and offering creative ideas and input for advertising campaign development. Previous sales experience and growing a sales territory is preferred.

You'll:

- Act as lead for multiple clients, ranging in size, type & industry. Must be comfortable interacting with a variety of people, in a variety of settings and by a variety of means.

- Educate, support, and listen well to clients, supporting their business objectives through alignment with our variety of products and opportunities.

- Work as a cohesive and energetic team player. Communication & respect are valued here; we treat others well & build trust and relationships both inside & outside our office walls.

- Live up to PMG core values and abide by established operating norms.

We’ll:

- Give you the training, tools & resources to do your job well.

- Be flexible in when, how & where you do your work. Granted, there are times when we need to be in front of customers, at community business events & in the office, but this isn’t a standard 9- 5 office gig where you’re sitting at your desk all day. We currently offer hybrid and remote work flexibility.

- Support you in your quest for knowledge and build your skills.

We offer a base salary plus commission, a variety of great benefits including medical and dental, 401K, and expense reimbursement. This is an opportunity where you can control your own future and success, help businesses and impact your community while enjoying what you do.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a local, forward-thinking company with a great working environment.

Email resume to Aaron Breniman, Associate Publisher abreniman@pamplinmedia.com

(Posted August 13, 2021)

Reporter

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is looking for a full-time reporter to join a small but scrappy news staff. The ideal candidate should have a degree in journalism or related field and a year or more related experience.
 
The Daily News is headquartered in the rolling hills of the Palouse and covers the people, cities, counties and universities of the region.
 
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and a handful of clips (include a mix of hard news and feature writing) to Managing Editor Craig Staszkow at cstaszkow@dnews.com.
 
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News offers a competitive compensation package and is part of the Tribune Publishing Company family of newspapers. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
(Posted August 9, 2021)

News Clerk/Reception

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is looking for the right person to bring energy and skills to a lean and feisty family-owned news organization.
 
The successful candidate will serve as the newspapers news clerk, responsible for collection and timely publication of community news events, calendar items and obituaries, and also have opportunity to manage, edit and write for our weekly Slice of Life section.
 
The ideal candidate will have a background in print journalism, an eye for detail and solid communication skills, as a the position will also include direct interaction with walk-ins from the public.
 
This will be a full-time position for the right candidate, but a part-time opportunity would also be considered. Candidate will be based in the Daily News' Moscow office with some opportunity/flexibility with regard to working remotely.
 
Interested? Please send a resume to Craig Staszkow at cstaszkow@dnews.com. 
 
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News offers a competitive compensation package and is part of the Tribune Publishing Company family of newspapers. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
(Posted August 9, 2021)

Reporters (multiple locations)

Free Press Publishing is looking for several journalists for different newspapers we operate in Eastern Washington. We're looking for journalists in Ritzville, Cheney, Colfax and Spokane Valley. The successful candidates will cover local news and sports, work with journalists in our other nearby newspapers, and keep tabs on public records including land transactions, court reports and the police blotter. Each of our communities has an abundance of news to chase, from water and agriculture, drought and wildfire, to highway crashes and shutdowns, to local government, festivals and sports. These are not remote positions.

From high plains desert to rolling hills, our newspapers cover much of Eastern Washington's "wheat country,” where small-town living is at its best. Our readers are fiercely loyal, with more than 80% of homes getting the printed newspaper each week in most of our core markets.

If you think you have what it takes, we'd like to hear from you. Email a cover letter, resume and clips to Publisher Roger Harnack at Roger@cheneyfreepress.com. No telephone calls.

(Posted July 26, 2021)

Reporter

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 more than 150 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 13 newspapers and journals 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 (37.5 hours per week) position. When applying, upload resume, letter of interest and three or more clips.

Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1825168-490973

(Posted July 23, 2021)

News and New Media Editor

The successful candidate will have one foot firmly planted in traditional journalism, with the other in new media, technologies and the rolling surf of social media.

We're looking for someone with the right skills, personality and temperament to:

* Manage the look, feel and inner workings of the core news websites of the Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Inland 360.

* Manage newspaper content and promotions (for the Tribune and Daily News) across social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter and other key platforms.

* Serve as the afternoon/evening copy editor two or three days a week for content at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

* Oversee special projects for Tribune Publishing Co., including online contests, projects and occasional event planning and execution

* Work and communicate well across news locations and departments

Knowledge and experience using page-design software is a plus. Have some basic photo skills? That's a plus, too.

Applicant should have a car and be willing to travel between the Palouse and Lewiston-Clarkston Valley when needed. Occasional weekend work could be required.

Email resume, cover letter and references to lgaskill@lmtribune.com.

(Posted July 21, 2021)

Senior Reporter

The Hermiston Herald is looking for a senior reporter with the ability to understand, interpret and communicate critical community news through both governmental reporting and through the eyes of a diverse and dynamic community. The candidate we're looking for will be experienced in community journalism and editing, passionate about innovative storytelling and confident in their ability to communicate to a diverse, multicultural community with a growing Hispanic population. This senior reporter is the face and voice of the Hermiston Herald, self-directed but team-oriented, responsible for working with the news staff of EO Media Group's east newspaper group on regional thought pieces and enterprise projects. This position offers the right person a chance to explore ideas for multimedia outreach and work with the advertising and audience development team to create surveys, newsletters and products to better serve the distribution of Hermiston news.

The Hermiston Herald 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 13 newspapers and journals 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.

This is an hourly position, working 37.5 hours per week to allow you extra time to enjoy this rich community. The area is near the Columbia River and the Blue Mountains, making this a great place to enjoy outdoor recreation and four seasons.

Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1885663-490973

(Posted July 16, 2021)

News Reporter

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer, an award-winning weekly newspaper located in Dallas, Oregon, is seeking a full-time newspaper reporter. This position could eventually lead to an editor’s role for the right candidate.  

Dallas is located approximately 15 miles west of Salem and is within a short drive to the Oregon coast or the Cascade Mountain. The paper is also located within an hour drive to the Portland metro area.  
 
This position is primarily responsible for writing multiple day-to-day news stories for the weekly newspaper and accompanying websites. The successful applicant will produce a wide variety of news and information, including local business, government, schools, sports and community events and various feature stories. The reporter will also contribute to our teams' efforts in developing special sections. Pagination and photography skills are a plus. 
 
The Itemizer Observer offers highly competitive newsroom wage and a variety of employee benefits, including paid time off and monthly health insurance stipend after three months of employment. For immediate consideration, Send your resume and cover letter to Scott Olson at scott@polkio.com. 

(Posted July 12, 2021)

Reporter - County Government

The Columbian seeks a full-time reporter to join our metro news team and cover county government and several small cities. We continue to be Southwest Washington’s leading source of news and local information online and in print.  We are seeking someone who can deliver award-winning enterprise work while juggling routine beat coverage.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum two years of daily newspaper experience,
  • A demonstrated ability to report and write enterprise and project stories.

Demonstrated skills in using social media are preferred.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefit package, which includes profit sharing/401(k) and we value a constructive work culture.  If you are looking for a challenge and want to work for one of the area's most progressive employers, please send a cover letter indicating your approach to the county government beat, salary requirements, your résumé and work samples to:

The Columbian

Attention: Human Resources

P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666

e-mail: jobs@columbian.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

(Posted July 9, 2021)

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