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Open Positions 

Part-Time Graphic Designer - Keizer

On behalf of our sister newspaper (Malheur Enterprise), Keizertimes is seeking a graphic designer to join the team in our Keizer office. This position will be responsible for creating ads which will appear in the weekly Malheur newspaper as well as various magazines. Other roles will include designing publication covers, feature layouts, charts, tables, and infographics in support
of news content. This person will also design and post web advertising and content for Facebook.

Your portfolio should demonstrate:

  • Typography (expressive and normative) • Color theory
• Composition
• Client focused creative problem solving • Attention to detail

Preferred qualities:

  • Technical / troubleshooting
• Print production skills
• Knowledge of 4-color printing process
• Strong organization
• Great written communication skills
• Excellent skills in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
• Experience using content management system for web

Compensation and schedule:

$17/hr at 20–24 hours per week (Monday, Thursday, Friday)

To apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to If selected for an interview, we will review your portfolio then.

(Posted May 8, 2024)


Journalism position based in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Reporting experience a must! You will be a major contributor to the weekly newspaper including front page news. The news publication serves The Gorge area of Oregon and across the river in Washington. The Regional publication has offices in Hood River and The Dalles, Oregon and in White Salmon, Washington. The newspaper publishes once weekly and posts on-line web and social media content regularly. This is a great opportunity to expand your journalism experience. 

The position requires the ability to cover a variety of general news including government, state and city. The position will specialize on investigative news or hard news coverage for The Gorge area.  The fast-paced writing-reporting position requires relocating to live anywhere in the Columbia Gorge News area of coverage.  The reporter will be focused on a variety of beats throughout The Gorge communities and will require reliable transportation. The candidate will be self-motivated, but team oriented with the desire to learn and write about a variety of people and topics. The ability to be organized and meet deadlines is a must.  Graduates are encouraged to apply with journalism or related writing/reporting experience, including AP writing style.  Photography and technology skills a plus but not required. Wage based on experience. PTO/Sick/Flex time with remote and office work hours. Health insurance not currently available.

Send resume, references and at least 5 samples of work to: 

Columbia Gorge News

P.O. Box 390, Hood River, OR 97031

(Posted April 10, 2024)

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 in Journalism, Communications or related field and two (2) years of consistent journalistic work experience , preferably in a college or professional newsroom; or a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • 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.

Go Here to apply:

(Posted February 12, 2024)

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