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Sports Copy Editor

The Register‑Guard has an immediate opening for a full-time Copy Editor in the Sports Department.

 Applicants must demonstrate an ability to thrive in the digital-first environment of one of Oregon’s most respected media companies. Candidates should have expertise in navigating multiple digital and print platforms, in addition to possessing excellent copy editing, grammar, spelling and headline writing skills.

 Qualified applicants will have daily newspaper experience as a reporter and/or a copy editor; a degree from a four-year college or university; and excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Schedule will vary according to workload, night and weekend work required.

 Salary is $713.00 - $1095.00 per week, commensurate with experience.

 Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and non-returnable work samples, no later than Wednesday, August 12, 2015.  Apply to:

The Register-Guard
Human Resources Department
3500 Chad Drive
Eugene, OR 97408

Applications and complete job descriptions are available at our office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and at

 All employment offers are contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug screening.

 No telephone inquiries, please. All applicants will receive a response.

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

 Thank you!  (posted 7-29-15)


Advertising Sales Representative

Advertising Sales Representative for Capital Press, a weekly agriculture newspaper and website, covering our E Oregon/SE Washington sales territory. Solid sales and marketing skills, demonstrated ability to build new business while maintaining existing customers and general computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word)  are crucial.  This position is field-based (home office) and requires daily territory travel, and regular overnight travel.  Wage plus commission and benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan, company car and insurances. Capital Press is owned by EO Media Group, a family-owned and run company for over 100 years.  Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail (posted 7-23-15)

Dream Job for a Community Journalist

 Ready to be an editor? Want to put your journalism experience to use for a family-owned weekly newspaper in a stunningly beautiful Oregon community? This is your opportunity.

The Blue Mountain Eagle is seeking an Editor who thrives on the story of the New West.  Topics include forest health, logging, public lands grazing, water supply, wildlife habitat improvements and wildfire resilience in addition to coverage of small-town life.

The Eagle is located in John Day, Oregon, just 3 hours from Bend and Pendleton. The community is at the center of an evolving natural resource restoration economy, which gains statewide and even national attention. The location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

We seek an energetic, creative, outgoing and hard-working Editor. This is your opportunity to join a company that believes in community journalism. 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 active family of owners.

We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish in print, on line and with social media. 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. Along with the Eagle’s Publisher, you will need to be involved in the community.

EO Media Group owns 11 newspapers and 17 websites 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.

Candidates with an education in journalism or a related field, plus leadership experience should send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail (posted 7-23-15)



The Times newspaper ( is seeking a full-time reporter to write news and features in the city of Tualatin, and also contribute to our company's Living Here section. This job is community journalism, and includes coverage of Tualatin city government, Tualatin schools, area businesses and various feature subjects. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise and compelling stories, understand AP style, and also must demonstrate a commitment to sharing news via social media. Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. The Times is part of Community Newspapers, Inc., and owned by Pamplin Media Group. The position offers competitive salary plus benefits. Please send a cover letter, résumé and three clippings, or a link to an online portfolio, to editor Miles Vance at  (posted 7/17/15)


Sports Reporter 

The Mason County Journal at Shelton, Washington, has an opening for a full-time sports reporter. We are a family-owned weekly newspaper located at the foot of the picturesque Olympic Mountains on Puget Sound.

The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and photography skills, as well as a background covering sports for a weekly or daily newspaper. While we mostly cover high school and youth sports, the sports reporter might also cover fishing, hunting, recreation and other community activities. A working knowledge of AP Style and strong communication skills are also a must.

We value clarity, accuracy, creative thinking, enterprise and story telling. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. You’ll join a hard-working, award-winning news team that covers all aspects of Mason County.

But what good is work if there’s nothing to do for fun? Luckily, we’re located just minutes away from hiking, biking, fishing, boating and other recreational opportunities. We’re less than a half hour away from the state capital. We’re about 90 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle.

The Journal is the newspaper of record for Mason County’s 60,000 residents. We have a rich history — we’re older than the state of Washington.

We offer a competitive salary with opportunities for advancement and training, paid time off, and a health club membership. Northwest candidates encouraged.

Email cover letter, resume, four clips, and references to Editor Adam Rudnick at

(posted 7-17-15)


Customer Service Specialist

 Our philosophy here at Eagle Mailing Service is that our customers and business partners are the life-blood of our company and they deserve excellent and reliable customer care!  We want to hear from you and hopefully meet with you, if you can show us through your resume and interest in this position that you are customer service driven - - that you believe the little details are just as important as the big ones in meeting the customer’s needs. 

 Professional, friendly and approachable demeanor is a must.  Excellent communications skills required - - not only verbal and written, but by being an active listener.  Self-motivated spirit who can work independently, but also realizes that you’re an integral part of a skilled team that works efficiently together to meet required deadlines. Liaison with other departments to keep communications and relations on a positive, customer service oriented track.

 Marketing skills are a plus, but will train the right motivated team member.  Customer service experience – no less than two years.  Inside sales and fulfillment services are an important part of what we do, so sales experience in something other than retail will move you to the top of the candidate list! 

 No fear of phones – as we can receive a large volume of calls.  Assisting with customer quotes – new and repeat orders.  Managing email and call lists.  Creating and coordinating email campaigns and communications.  Computer literacy and savvy working knowledge of Excel, Word and data base is a must.  Assist with general office duties.

 Eagle Mailing Service is based in Salem and is part of the Eagle Newspapers group.  This is a full-time position offering a competitive wage along with many benefits after a successful 60-day new employee waiting period.  Health care, life insurance, 401(k), FSA, vacation and sick time are just some of the offerings, along with positive, team-oriented working environment.  Parent-company, Eagle Newspapers is an EOE.  Pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle driving record check required.

 Interested?  We hope so and look forward to hearing from you.  Please submit your resume with cover letter to:

Chris Wilkie, Manager
Eagle Mailing Service
PO Box 12008
Salem, OR 97309
Or email to:
No phone calls – thank you!   (posted 7/9/15)


 Publisher/General Manager

We’re looking for a leader with sales experience who understands the importance of disseminating news and information through different platforms. Candidates must show a penchant for embracing change in a regional, “daily” news market. Candidates will handle their own account list and have operational control, including budgeting. Our Pacific Northwest publishers understand the value of community journalism and are expected to be leaders in their communities. This position offers a base salary, plus a profit-share package, 401K and health care benefits. Introduce yourself to us through your venue of choice: Future Of News, c/o ONPA, 4000 Kruse Way Place, Building 2 - Ste 160, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 … or digitally at  (posted 6/29/15)


Managing Editor

We have an award-winning newsroom at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle!  Now, we need a managing editor who can lead our staff into the new era through a mix of traditional news, social media and internet skills.  If you can lead a traditional news operation while maintaining a strong web and social media presence, we want to hear from you.

We offer a productive work environment, competitive salary, health care, life insurance, 401(k), FSA, vacation, six paid holidays and more.  EOE.  Pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle driving record check required.

The Chronicle, which is part of the Eagle Newspapers group, covers a vast two-county outdoor wonderland in North Central Washington with high plains deserts, mountains, alpine wilderness and cool, clear lakes and streams.   Email a cover letter, resume, references and salary expectations to No telephone calls. (posted 6/22/15)


Advertising Sales Representative

The Register-Guard is seeking a results-oriented salesperson eager to sell digital and print advertising solutions who has the drive to make money as an Advertising Sales Representative. We are looking for a highly motivated person to join a fast-paced, quality-driven local family-owned media company. This is an exciting and rewarding full-time media sales position offering a career opportunity for a qualified person who has a passion for meeting the advertising and marketing needs of his or her clients.

 The successful candidate will be able to talk affirmatively with business owners and managers as a marketing consultant about the importance of maintaining a broad-based digital, print and web service advertising/marketing program and to help in its development and implementation. As a reward for such talent, we provide a base salary plus commission and an exceptional benefits package.

 Applicants should be able to demonstrate a history of responsible media sales, retail sales or business management experience, preferably supplemented by college course work in journalism, business administration or a related field, or satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.

 To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, July 17, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.

 Qualified applicants who are interested in joining a successful and respected organization should submit a Register-Guard application and resume to or mail to: Advertising Sales, Human Resources, 3500 Chad Dr., Eugene, OR 97408.

All employment offers are contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug screening.

 Applications are available at The Register-Guard front desk, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and at  (posted 6/22/15)


News/feature Reporter

The Estacada News, a weekly newspaper within Community Newspapers Inc./Pamplin Media Group, is searching for a full-time news/feature reporter. Estacada is located at the base of the Cascade Mountains at the gateway to the upper Clackamas River. The Estacada News was the recipient of the 2014 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence Award in its division. We take pride in our community-based journalism. Coverage areas include all aspects of news and feature reporting in a small community, with the exception of sports. Our news reporter also covers the Mt. Hood National Forest and recreation on the Clackamas River. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills at digital photography, and must demonstrate a commitment to sharing news via social media. Minimum requirements include experience writing for a newspaper, plus a bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent combination of experience and education. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise and compelling stories. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. To be considered, attach a short cover letter, resume, clips and references in an email addressed to Executive Editor Steven Brown, So we can see if you can follow instructions, include this phrase in the subject line: "Estacada Reporter." Those who don't use that phrase will be disqualified. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  (posted 6/18/15)


Editorial Assistant

The News-Register needs someone combining grammatical proficiency, attention to detail and strong clerical and organizational skills to put in 20 hours a week as an editorial assistant in the newsroom. Relevant college credits and previous journalistic or clerical experience would be a decided plus.

 The editorial assistant enters data, rewrites press releases, writes up meeting and event notices, compiles meeting and events lists, maintains print and electronic calendars, assists with special sections, compiles honors and awards lists and handles like duties as assigned.

We’re looking for a fast, flexible multi-tasker who’s able to pull full shifts Monday and Thursday, which are production days for us, plus work a morning or afternoon at some point between.

If this is an opportunity that holds interest for you, please send a resume, cover letter, list of references and any relevant work samples to Managing Editor Steve Bagwell at or News-Register, P.O. Box 727, McMinnville, OR  97128  (posted 6-17-15)



The Wilsonville Spokesman, a weekly newspaper, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover Wilsonville, Ore., one of the fastest growing cities in the Portland metro area. The ideal candidate for this position is a versatile writer with professional experience in both news and features. Photography experience is a big plus. While coverage of city government, community events and local business is a key part of this position, the community reporter should also have the ability to sniff out enlightening, interesting and amusing enterprise stories that give residents unique insights into their community. The community reporter is not responsible for covering education or sports. Competitive salary plus benefits.

Send your resume and clips or link to online portfolio, to (posted 6-17-15)


Advertising Supervisor

 The Daily Journal of Commerce is Oregon’s recognized source of building industry news, business leads, project information, public records and legal notices.  We have an opening for an experienced, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented advertising supervisor for our Portland office. This opportunity is for the candidate who has a keen understanding of digital and print advertising platforms and experience managing and motivating a sales team to achieve the annual sales budget.

A strong understanding of audience based selling is critical. Experience in developing and executing sales strategies across multiple platforms including traditional and digital solutions ranging from display, digital, email, video, the core newspaper, sponsorships and niche publications, is vital. The advertising supervisor hires, coaches and trains sales people and establishes strategic plans for growth of advertising revenue, seeks out the means of increasing market share, and generates ideas to grow our list of potential and active clients. In addition to managing the sales staff, the advertising supervisor maintains and grows a list of major accounts.

 The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and 3-5 years advertising sales or sales management experience in print and digital media.

 If you are interested in this position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to:

 We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  The Daily Journal of Commerce is part of The Dolan Company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  EOE. (posted 5/18/15)


Editor - West Linn and Wilsonville newspapers

The Pamplin Media Group is looking for an editor to lead both the West Linn Tidings and Wilsonville Spokesman newspapers. The editor should have a calm demeanor, ability to juggle numerous projects while meeting deadlines, strong editing, organizational and public relation skills, an understanding of the value of community journalism and the willingness to coach and inspire a motivated staff. Previous editor experience preferred. An understanding of social media and the willingness to embrace the future of journalism a must. Besides all the above, our editors are expected to lead by example and to write a few things every week.

Position is based in downtown Lake Oswego where you’ll work in partnership with the news staff of the Lake Oswego Review. Compensation based on experience. Email resume, cover letter and work samples to No phone calls please. (placed 4/14/15)



The Bulletin is seeking a Pressman with experience in the Printing industry.  Two years of prior web press experience is beneficial but training can be provided.  At The Bulletin you can put your skills to work and make our products and services jump off the page!  In addition to printing our 7-day a week newspaper, we also print a variety of other products for numerous clients.  The Bulletin utilizes a 3 ½ tower KBA Comet press that a Pressman must become knowledgeable and familiar working with.  

We put a premium on dependability, timeliness, having a positive attitude and being a team player.  We offer a competitive compensation plan and career growth opportunities.  This position primarily works nights, with a 10-hour shift, 4 days per week.

If you are interested in fostering your talent as a pressman in beautiful Bend, OR we encourage you to apply.  Please contact Al Nelson, Pressroom Manager, at with your resume, references and salary history/requirements.  No phone calls please.  Drug testing is required prior to employment.  The Bulletin is a drug free work place and EOE. (placed 2/23/15)

General Manager / Ad Director

Are you an up & comer looking for an opportunity to prove yourself as a future newspaper leader? The Messenger-Index located in Emmett, ID is seeking a superstar to lead this growing weekly newspaper.  We are a dynamic and innovative community newspaper group with weekly publications in Emmett, ID and Meridian, ID, and a daily newspaper (The Idaho Press-Tribune) in Nampa, ID.  We are seeking candidates with a proven track record excelling in revenue growth and general newspaper/online success.  This is a “feet-on-the-street” position that will require sales calls in the field on a daily basis and regular active account management.  Successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of advertising, digital media, audience growth, solid computer skills and a track record of success. Must have top-notch communication skills, strong sales and leadership ability and demonstrate extremely innovative thinking all while maintaining a good sense of humor and positive attitude. This is a base plus commission position with a target compensation range of $45k-$55k annually depending on experience and sales success. Solid career advancement opportunities.  Email cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile to Matt Davison at The Messenger-Index is an equal opportunity employer. A Pioneer News Group property ( (placed 2/9/15)


Classified Advertising Sales

Develop and sell transient and contract classified advertising, including training of staff involved with classified and other front office services. Manage, with staff support, multiple databases for classified sales, obituaries and other targeted directories, promotions and special services.

Help develop and carry out sales strategies including telephone, mail/email and outside solicitation calls, including coordination with newspaper ROP advertising staff. Develop knowledge of classified, telephone and online database systems.

Pre-employment drug screening will be conducted. Please email your resume to: Robert Sudeith, Director of Sales and Marketing, (placed Jan 5, 2015)




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