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Open Positions

General News Reporter

General News reporter needed for award-winning newspaper in The Dalles, Oregon. The Dalles Chronicle is a twice-weekly newspaper located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Diverse beats include general news, features and special sections. We are a small team that offers a hardworking person the opportunity to learn and develop their journalism career. The entry level reporter will participate in many areas of the newspaper and its specialty publications, including website and social media. Strong photography skills are helpful, must be organized and meet deadlines. Pre-employment drug screening required. Full time position includes hourly, plus benefits. Send writing and photo samples to Email:

(Posted 1/24/2020)

Lead Distribution Center Operator

Great opportunity to grow your leadership skills in an active, hands-on role. The packaging and distributing department at The Bulletin in Bend, Ore. is seeking a lead operator to work closely with the manager to ensure printed materials are processed accurately and efficiently. 

In this role, you will work alongside employees using machinery to place inserts into and label printed products, and also train and guide staff to improve efficiencies. You’ll need to trouble shoot machinery problems and enter data into a computer system. If you are mechanically inclined and like to work with others in a team atmosphere, we will provide the training you need. This is a 7-day per week operation and this position directly supervises staff on the manager’s days off.  

Must be able to regularly lift 40# in a fast paced environment. Pre-employment drug test required. 

If you are willing to work hard, have mechanical and computer skills, and enjoy a non-traditional physical job, we want to talk to you! 

The Bulletin is under new ownership and the mailroom has a new leader.  Typical working hours are 5 pm to 2 am, with two days off per week. 

Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Pay DOE. Send resume and cover letter to

(Posted 11/13/2019)

Sports Editor/Reporter

Baker City Herald in Eastern Oregon is seeking a full-time sports editor/reporter.  The Herald is a three-day print newspaper with daily online updates. 

The position provides print and online coverage of high school and community sports plus outdoor activities. We’re looking for a creative, energetic writer to produce compelling sports and outdoor features and to write game stories quickly on deadline. The sports editor will work with the EO Media Group's regional sports editor to coordinate coverage across Northeast Oregon.  

Necessary skills include feature writing, event coverage, and the ability to work well on deadline. A journalism degree is preferred. Reporting experience, polished writing skills and a track record of accuracy and reliability are a must. 

Also important is the ability to conceptualize the multimedia components that might complement stories, including video, audio and slideshow elements. Experience using social media, including Facebook and Twitter, is preferred.

Many of the duties of this position require evening and weekend availability. Typical work week Tuesday through Sunday.

Baker City has a population of almost 10,000 with an award-winning downtown historic district, and is situation between two major mountain ranges with abundant outdoor recreation within 15 minutes of town, including hiking, mountain biking, hunting and fishing. Anthony Lakes Ski Area is about 45 minutes from town, and Boise, one of the country's fastest-growing metro areas, is two hours' drive along Interstate 84.

This is a great opportunity to grow with a company that believes in the value of community journalism. This is a full time position offering insurances, 401(k)/401(k) Roth retirement plans and Paid Time Off (PTO). Good driving record and reliable transportation required. Please apply here

(Posted 11/13/2019)

Press Operators

Want to live in beautiful Central Oregon? The Central Oregonian Press is seeking SSC Community Goss press operators. Experience is a bonus but we will train the right mechanically-included applicant. Full-time job with benefits. Good wage, based on experienced. Drug-free workplace. Please send note of interest and your resume to For further details on the position, contact Scott Porter at Give us a chance to improve your current salary!

(Posted 11/13/2019)

Student Media Advisor

Department:                       Student Engagement
Recruitment #:                    
Application Deadline:       
Preference given to applications received by November 18, 2019. Position open until filled.
Estimated Salary Range: 
$34,000 - $38,000

Western Oregon University’s offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

This is a regular, 10-month (Sept 1 – June 30), full-time unclassified position in Student Media within the Student Engagement department at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Student Media is funded through the Incidental Fee Committee (IFC). The Student Media program exists to provide a positive educational experience for students while producing quality outlets for news, entertainment, and the expression of diverse ideas and opinions.

The Student Media Advisor provides professional advice and guidance to The Western Howl, KWOU, and Northwest Passage student media heads.  This position works with student staff and volunteers to provide a sound educational experience while producing quality outlets for news, entertainment, and the expression of diverse ideas and opinions. This position serves as an ex-officio member of the Student Media Board.  The Advisor is responsible for all aspects related to the Student Media budget. This is a professional position that will require a flexible schedule involving some evening work.

We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the university typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (media, communications, journalism, humanities, etc.)
  • Experience in the field of print and/or broadcast media
  • Demonstrated skills in editing, writing, and proofreading
  • Strong understanding of production cycles for multiple media outlets
  • Knowledge of legal issues relating to print and broadcast media

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an educational setting and with advising student-led groups and organizations.
  • Experience in marketing and copywriting
  • Experience with budget development and management

**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment

Application Instructions:

You may submit all materials online at

Required application materials (PDF preferred):

  1. WOU Employment Application available at
  2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for three references
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials to:

S1982, Student Media Advisor, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR E-mail to; OR fax to: 503-838-8144

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley.  The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.   The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

 (Posted 11/4/2019)

Publisher  - Editor - Reporter - Sales Manager - Sales

After buying the twice-weekly coastal newspapers in Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA four months ago, Country Media now is expanding its staff. Excellent opportunities exist at one or both newspapers for publisher, editor, reporter, sales manager and ad sales rep. Competitive compensation, full employee benefits. To join Country Media, a growing company with 15 newspapers and related websites in four states, email your resume to

(Posted 11/4/2019)


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 14 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 position offering insurances, a 401(k)/401(k) Roth retirement plan and paid time off (PTO). Please apply here

(Posted 11/4/2019)

Managing Editor

Position with multi-generational family owned and operated newspaper requires editorial/news editing skills, ability to manage workflow on deadline and drive to lead in-depth reporting projects.

News-Register Publishing Co. of McMinnville publishes a twice-weekly community newspaper covering Yamhill County, in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.

We want the right person to oversee a news staff of nine with more than 125-plus years combined experience.

Our manager editor must have great interpersonal and communications skills, both in-house and in the community, and must work closely with reporters, editors and publisher to continue our rich tradition of covering local issues. Person must be proficient in story and copy editing, adhere to all journalistic ethics and have insight and the ability to expand readership through online and social media portals. Knowledge of design and pagination programs a plus.

Applicants must live in Yamhill County or be willing to relocate there.

The position will have competitive salary; paid vacations; 401(k) retirement plan; health and other insurance plans.

Send resume and letter of interest to Associate Publisher Ossie Bladine, P.O. Box 727, McMinnville, OR 97128, or email to

(Posted 10/30/2019)

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