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Open Positions 


The Wallowa County Chieftain, an aggressive weekly in the incredibly scenic northeast corner of Oregon, has an opening for a reporter equally at home covering hard news, sports and writing features and service pieces. You will report, take photos, break stories online and interact with our followers on social media. Wallowa County offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities and boasts a thriving arts community, cattle ranches, farms, a major tourism industry and traditional small-town life where there are no traffic lights. Journalism degree and two years of experience reporting in the Northwest or a rural community preferred. This is a rare opportunity to grow with a family newspaper company that believes in the value of community journalism.

When applying, upload your resume, letter of interest and 3-5 clips.

Go here to apply:

(Posted September 15, 2023)

General Assignment Reporter

The Bulletin, Central Oregon's paper of record, is seeking an experienced reporter to cover general assignment topics as well as development and transportation, especially as those subjects intersect with local government policy and with the lives of Central Oregonians.
This position is best suited to a self-starting, curious reporter who pays attention to the details and spots the interesting things that others might overlook.

This reporter needs to be self-directed and able to juggle daily stories and enterprise work. Candidates should be able to pivot quickly as news develops. Critical thinking, digital publication skills and stellar writing chops are a must, along with strong social media skills.  

Daily media reporting experience, a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, or a combination of experience and education is required.

This position is located in Bend, Oregon, a fast-growing and vibrant city surrounded by snow-capped mountains and boundless outdoor recreation opportunities, plus a lively entertainment scene. The Bulletin is a part of EO Media Group, a privately held, family-owned company dedicated to community journalism in the Pacific Northwest.

This is a 37.5-hour per week position, generally working Tuesday through Saturday. We are a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

When applying, upload your resume, cover letter and three to five writing samples.

Go here to apply:

(Posted September 11, 2023)

Staff Writer - 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.

(Posted September 11, 2023)

Sales Manager

The News-Register Publishing Co. seeks an industry leader capable of building strong connections in the local business community to help produce effective advertising and marketing programs in an evolving media landscape. 

Yamhill County's local newspaper since 1866, one of the last multi-generational family owned and operated newspapers remaining in the region, wants someone who can collaborate with our professional sales team to blend data-driven decision-making with creativity and market awareness. 

If you have strong communication skills, conduct your life and work in an organized manner and enjoy building relationships in a small-town setting, we want to hear from you. 

The News-Register offers competitive wages and benefits package, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible work schedule and more.

To apply, email Ossie Bladine at or call 971-237-1397 for more information. 

(Posted September 6, 2023)

General Assignment Reporter

The Redmond Spokesman, a weekly newspaper based in Redmond, Oregon, is seeking a general assignment reporter to cover this fast-growing Central Oregon city.

Community journalism is at the heart of this coverage. It will include the usual beats of city government, school boards and public safety as well as features on the businesses and people that make this city work. Reporting is "digital-first," meaning content is published to our website prior to the newspaper's publication.

The Redmond Spokesman is growing as fast as the city - doubling in page count, digital subscribers and staffing in the last two years. We're looking for a team player that helps us continue to build community trust and extends our value to readers.

The reporter will work with an editor and office support staff. Some reporting experience is necessary, or work in a related field. Knowledge of how to employ social media to reach readers, and the ability to shoot quality photography, is required.

Redmond, with a population of 36,000, is at the center of innovative, light manufacturing and high-tech firms. Business growth here is a constant. Central Oregon's regional airport - Roberts Field - is located here. Residents love their home town and support the local newspaper that keeps them informed. There is a strong community vibe downtown, where businesses support each other for their mutual success.

Redmond is located in the heart of outdoors recreation that includes downhill and cross-country skiing, numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, micro-breweries and lots of live entertainment.

The Spokesman is one of several newspapers owned and operated by EO Media Group, an Oregon-based, family-owned operation. Opportunities are good to advance one's career within the company, including just down the highway in Bend. Our staff work 37.5 hour work weeks to allow time to enjoy all the area has to offer.

To apply, upload your resume, letter of interest and clips today.

Go here to apply:

(Posted July 26, 2023)

Sports Reporter

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer located in Dallas, Oregon, is seeking a sports reporter.

The Itemizer-Observer covers five high schools across Polk County, plus Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon.

This is a full-time position that requires 35 hours a week. Duties include coverage of high school sports, both written and photography, along with previews, and features. The sports reporter will also be asked to cover and write additional news and feature stories from time to time.

The successful applicant will maintain a social media presence on Twitter and assist in managing other social media platforms. The sports reporter will also asked to do sports updates on the internet radio site, Polkio Radio.

InDesign and Photoshop skills are preferred. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field preferred, though equivalent experience is also acceptable. Recent college graduates are welcome to apply.

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer is a weekly newspaper published on Wednesday, with daily content online and on social media when appropriate.

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer is an independently owned newspaper.

To apply please email resume to Scott Olson, owner/publisher,

(Posted June 28, 2023)

Publisher/Executive Director

Emerald Media Group seeks publisher/executive director

Seeking publisher/executive director to lead the Emerald Media Group, one of the country’s best college media organizations. Located in beautiful and eclectic Eugene, OR., the Emerald is an independent 501(c)3 student media organization at the University of Oregon.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for journalism, solid business background, willingness to innovate and a digital first philosophy. Candidates should also have a strong desire to mentor young journalists by providing professional training and networking opportunities.

Job duties will include the day-to-day management of the operation, including business and financial oversight, diversifying and expanding revenue streams, fundraising, building alumni relations and leading a small, but efficient professional staff. The publisher/executive director will work closely with the student journalists to provide advice and guidance to produce award winning journalism. Transitioning the news organization into a digital first medium will be a top priority.

Beginning salary range is $80,000 - $90,000, with benefits. For a complete job description, and to apply go to this link. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Applications remains open until position is filled.

(Posted June 21, 2023)


REPORTER position based in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Serving 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 entry-level position requires the ability to cover a variety of general news including government, state, and city along with feature stories and specialty publications. 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.

The candidate should offer a willingness to provide positive public relations on behalf of the Columbia Gorge News within the communities it serves.  AP writing style and technology skills a plus, along with an eye and talent for photography.

Send resume, references and at least 3 samples of work to: P.O. Box 390, Hood River, OR. 97031.

(Posted April 19, 2023)

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