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Open Positions


The New Era and Lebanon Local community newspapers are seeking a full-time general assignment reporter. Our family-owned newspapers are primary news sources for the communities of Sweet Home and Lebanon. Our headquarters in Sweet Home are located literally at the base of the Cascade foothills, and the region offers a multiplicity of outdoor activities during all seasons. We seek to provide paper-of-record-style coverage of local government, public safety and sports, along with plenty of human-interest stories and other community coverage.

Specifically, this reporter will be responsible for covering city government, the local school district and some sports. Photography and newspaper layout (Adobe Package) skills are a plus. We offer competitive newsroom salary and benefits. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

To apply, email a letter of introduction, a resume and five to seven clips representative of your best work to: Miriam Swanson, Co-Publisher, to Please put “Reporter” on the subject line.

(Posted 12/18/2020)


Reporter Needed
Twenty-year-old Country Media Inc., a fast-growing family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites, has acquired five newspapers over the past year. Of the company's 11 paid publications, seven are located along the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Crescent City, CA north to Manzanita, OR (including the twice-weekly in Coos Bay, OR). 
We are currently seeking a full time reporter to work out of our Brookings, OR office.

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 to We look forward to hearing from you.
(Posted 12/11/2020)

Account Executive

Help Wanted 

Account Executive

The 50+ market is thriving and will continue to grow. Come grow with us!  

Northwest 50 Plus is seeking a FT organized, people-loving go-getter.  

Great growth potential.  Healthy territory, including Marion Polk and Lane Counties. 

Base salary + commission structure. Healthcare, sick and vacation benefits, 401K.

Send professional history and letter of interest to  

(Posted 10/30/2020)

General Assignment Reporter

The Daily News of Longview, Wash., is looking for a general assignment reporter. 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 news reports 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 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. Our cities are mostly blue-collar towns where many families stay for multiple generations. In many ways our region offers a Washington cross-sections of cultures, politics and economies, which offer unlimited sources of stories about conflicting and shared visions and trends, and the people and institutions behind them. In these small cities, we have close connections to our readers, who are a daily source of news tips and ideas.

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 web site 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 10/14/2020)

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