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Open Positions

Chief Financial Officer

Seeking CFO for family-owned media company based in the Northwest. 

EO Media Group is a fourth-generation, family-owned company with a portfolio of newspapers, magazines and digital products. We're proud of our 118-year heritage of publishing and excited for the future, thanks to the creativity of our leaders and staff.  

The CFO serves as a member of the executive team and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for all accounting and financial activities of EO Media Group. This position has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, management and administration of all finance activities of the company, including development of business plans, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and strategic planning. This is a hands-on position, working alongside a team of three direct reports and office staff at each location.

You will need a education in accounting or finance, five+ years of management experience and a firm grasp of GAAP. Strong analytical skills, regulatory knowledge and a passion for streamlining functions through technology are also required.  Preferred: experience in the media field, CPA or MBA. Controllers currently working in the media industry are encouraged to apply. 

You will join a skilled and dedicated team, committed to expanding quality journalism in local communities throughout Oregon and Washington. This position could be home-based within the Northwest (Oregon, Washington or Idaho), or based in either our Bend or Salem, Oregon offices. Some travel is required for executive team meetings, board meetings and budgeting. 

When submitting your resume and cover letter, please include salary expectations. 

Go here to apply:

(Posted January 19, 2022)


The News-Register, based in McMinnville, Oregon and serving Yamhill County, is seeking an energetic reporter to cover city government and more, who is also capable of handling website content management. 
The successful applicant will serve as the City of McMinnville beat reporter, while also covering local social services and other general assignment stories in the community. 
The full-time position also includes tasks related to the News-Register's award-winning website, such as uploading news articles twice a week and updating web stories as needed. 
In return for services, the company offers competitive pay, health care and benefits package and the unique work environment of our award-winning newsroom and independent, family-owned and -operated newspaper. 
For consideration, send resume and cover letter to managing editor Kirby Neumann-Rea at and Ossie Bladine,
(Posted January 14, 2021)


The Polk County Itemizer-Observer, an award-winning, hyper local weekly newspaper located in Dallas, Oregon, is seeking a full-time newspaper reporter.

This position is primarily responsible for writing multiple day-to-day news stories for the newspaper, accompanying website and social media platforms. Duties will also include editing stories, editing layout, formatting/editing guest submissions, writing briefs and articles, posting breaking news to web and/or social media, and more.

Mandatory Skills

• Candidate must possess a BA degree in journalism, communications, English, or any other degree w/commensurate daily or weekly newspaper experience.

• Daily or weekly newspaper writing experience.

• Ability to read articles with scrutiny, checking for facts, errors, consistency, flow, and spelling.

• AP Stylebook savvy.

• Internet and social media literate

• Familiar with Google docs, and Adobe Creative Suite (will train the right candidate).

• Excellent communication skills and follow through.

• Punctuality and reliability are key to success in this position.

Dallas is located approximately 15 miles west of Salem and is within a short drive to the Oregon coast or the Cascade Mountains. The paper is also located within an hour drive to the Portland metro area.

The Itemizer Observer offers highly competitive newsroom wage and a variety of employee benefits, including paid time off (PTO), monthly health insurance stipend after three months of employment, and seven paid holidays. Compensation: DOE.


For immediate consideration, Send your resume and cover letter, and electronic published writing samples to Scott Olson, publisher,

(Posted January 14, 2021)

News Reporter

Longview, WA, USA 

The Daily News of Longview, Wash., is looking for a well-rounded reporter who can contribute to the news department. This newspaper is the primary source of news for our region in Southwest Washington, and offers great opportunities for motivated journalists to grow and excel.

We published our first issue the same year our city was founded 97 years ago, and our reporters continue to tell the stories of the people in cities clustered along the Columbia River and its tributaries with passion, depth and empathy. When Mount St. Helens blew its top 40 years ago, The Daily News was there, and was honored with a Pulitzer Prize and other awards for our coverage. Our local journalists bring unique talents, vantage points and resources to their jobs, and we take our responsibility of serving our readers very seriously, as we head into our second century. We offer our coverage in multiple media every day: in print, online, in social media and an e-newsletter. Our reporters and photographers have won numerous awards for spot news, feature, investigative and explanatory journalism, and we’re looking for an ambitious, curious and dedicated journalist to join our team. We require solid news reporting experience, which can include work as a student journalist.

This region has international seaports, a rich cultural history, a strong manufacturing base and a personal connection to the rivers and forests that surround us, define us and sustain us. These resources offer a breadth of outdoors recreation opportunities, and news coverage potential abounds in the environmental and outdoors arenas.

We’re located about 45 minutes north of Portland, Ore. The Pacific Ocean is a one-hour drive to the west, Mount St. Helens and surrounding lakes and mountains are an hour east and the state capital Olympia is one hour northwest at the south end of Puget Sound. 

As part of Lee Enterprises (, The Daily News offers a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen, background and DMV check prior to commencing employment. To learn more about our paper visit our website at

To apply, please go online at For consideration you must attach a cover letter, resume, two references and five of your best clips (linking to them is fine). Applications that are not accompanied by writing samples or links will not be considered. 

(Posted January 3, 2022)

Editors and Reporters

Twenty-year-old Country Media Inc., a fast-growing family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites, has expanded significantly over the last 2 years.  This expansion means we have a variety of opportunities for editors and reporters to join our group. Of the company's 10 paid publications, eight are located along the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Crescent City, CA north to Manzanita, OR (including the twice-weekly in Coos Bay, OR). 

Country Media offers highly competitive newsroom wages and a variety of employee benefits, including group health insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; mileage reimbursement; and others. For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you.

Joe Warren

(Posted December 22, 2021)

General Assignment Reporter

Mid-Valley Media in the heart of Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley, seeks a general assignment reporter. If you love finding news that matters to hometown readers, we'd like to hear from you.

Reporters cover all sorts of different stories, from breaking news to in-depth stories that examine important issues in the community. Writing for the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Albany Democrat-Herald and Lebanon Express, we'll consider both experienced and entry-level applicants, as long as you're dedicated to writing news that connects with readers.

As part of our ambitious staff, you'll hustle to break news on our web and mobile platforms, while pursuing insightful, high-impact enterprise. You'll need an inquisitive mind, sharp writing skills and an appreciation for life in a small college town. Photo and social media skills would be a plus. The typical work week likely will include a weekend shift.

As part of Lee Enterprises, Mid-Valley Media offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and a background/DMV check prior to commencing employment.

Please apply online at  To be considered, please attach links or examples of previously published articles.


  • Must have a degree in journalism or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Previous experience on a daily newspaper a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule which will include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability with multimedia platforms.
  • Demonstrated writing and reporting ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

(Posted December 3, 2021)

Multi-Media Government Reporter

The Pamplin Media Group is looking for a full-time local government reporter with strong multi-media skills to join its team in Oregon, working out of our office in Portland.

This journalist will report to the editor-in-chief of the Portland Tribune and contribute to our weekly print and daily digital/social media products and collaborate on special sections and web-based projects. Beats will include local government, breaking news and enterprise reporting.

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 candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and at least five years of professional journalism experience and familiarity with investigative reporting, the use public records, databases and infographics. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are a plus and could lead to additional opportunities.

The job, as currently structured, would be a Tuesday-Saturday work week.

Applicants should be able to 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.

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 media teams whose input contributes to healthy communities in Oregon. 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,

Put “Portland Reporter 2021” in the subject line.

(Posted November 24, 2021)

Coast Weekend Editor

The Astorian, one of the Pacific Northwest's best small newspapers, has a rare opportunity for a creative journalist with a passion for the arts, strong editing and writing skills and an eye for design.

Coast Weekend is a weekly arts and entertainment magazine focusing on art, music, food, culture, history, books and the outdoors. It is distributed widely in the community and inserted in The Astorian and Chinook Observer newspapers. It is published every Thursday, focusing on the North Coast of Oregon and the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington. The Columbia-Pacific is a vibrant region for the arts — from music festivals to community theater, Astoria's FisherPoets Gathering and Fort George Brewery's Festival of Dark Arts to art walks, author readings, concerts, galleries and a multitude of other activities year-round. Our staff work 37.5 hour work weeks to allow time to enjoy the area. 

The Coast Weekend editor is responsible for every aspect of its publication — editing, writing, coordinating coverage by freelancers and overseeing design. He or she will also direct a weekly feature called Weekend Break and participate in producing Our Coast, an award-winning annual magazine with circulation throughout the Pacific Northwest.

We are looking for an enthusiastic newsroom leader who is detail-minded, deadline-driven, organized and can write and produce strong story packages, and will nurture and recruit freelance writers and columnists.

We are a digital-first newsroom. The successful applicant will have demonstrated multimedia and social media skills.  

When applying, upload resume, letter of interest and clips. Go here to apply:

(Posted November 17, 2021)

Group Publisher

BridgeTower Media is looking for a successful, innovative group publisher to lead the Daily Journal of Commerce in Oregon and the Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Law Journal in Wisconsin. The successful candidate will be based in the Portland area and be responsible for guiding a group of talented individuals responsible for these premier sources of news, information and events for the building, construction and legal sectors.

This role is responsible for overseeing all revenue generating efforts including digital, event sponsorship, special products and print, and managing a team to sustained success. The right candidate will have experience with business to business or niche sales and a proven track record of growing revenue for targeted products. We’re a digital-first organization that prides itself on providing our audience with information that they can’t get anywhere else. The publisher will be expected to represent and expand the brand, assist with operations, and support editorial, but also maintain a strong focus on driving digital and print advertising, presenting high-visibility events, developing ancillary revenue streams and creating a culture that motivates success.
We are seeking a proven leader with excellent management skills, experience with a P&L and budgets, as well as experience growing leading brands. Only strategic thinkers with the ability to execute on tactical needs should apply. This is a hands-on, self-motivated, proactive role. Our publishers embrace the work needed to grow new business while growing community relationships.
BridgeTower Media is the leading provider of B2B information, events and marketing solutions across more than 25+ U.S. markets and industries. We provide information to the business, construction, legal and home furnishings communities through digital, print and live events.

We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience along with a comprehensive benefits program. BridgeTower Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our workplace.

Link:  https//  

(Posted October 22, 2021)

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