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Open Positions 

Advertising Sales Manager/Coach

The Idaho Press  located in Nampa, ID is seeking an experienced Advertising Sales Manager/Coach for a dynamic, competitive and growing market. We are a 18,000 circ. daily newspaper with 3 surrounding weekly publications located just west of Boise. This incredible opportunity is a key leadership position within the advertising department reporting directly to the Advertising Director.

We are seeking candidates who have a proven track record excelling as an outside sales representative and also as a sales leader. You must to lead by example by working in the field with local businesses and the sales team. Other skill sets required include an in-depth understanding of digital media, experience working with front end billing systems, proficient in Microsoft Office and a proven track record in providing strong customer service. Must have top-notch people and communication skills, leadership ability, demonstrate extremely innovative thinking and maintain a good sense of humor and positive attitude. Media ad sales experience and/or sales management experience preferred.

Email cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile to Michelle Robinson at The Idaho Press-Tribune is an equal opportunity employer. An Adams publishing group (

(Posted 6/22/2018)

Advertising Sales Manager

Western Communications, Inc., a family owned newspaper publishing company, is seeking a full-time Advertising Sales Manager for The Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California and The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings, Oregon. This key manager reports directly to the regional publisher and will lead the inside and outside sales team to grow print and digital advertising revenue at these beautiful coastal properties.

We are seeking a hands-on sales manager who will strive to grow advertising revenue by overseeing a local sales force, providing leadership and guidance and setting clear performance expectations. 

The qualified candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starting individual with initiative and drive to succeed through others, and will have the ability to coach and develop cold-calling and other prospecting techniques.  They must demonstrate a track record of exhibiting leadership behavior and creating a positive, motivating and productive team environment. 

We are looking for someone with strong verbal and written communication skills who has the ability to build and deliver effective presentations and be able to provide concise and accurate forecast and budget reporting, as well as the ability to understand and read management reports and profit and loss statements


  • Three or more years in a leadership role.
  • Prior media management and advertising sales experience, both in print and digital, is a plus.
  • BA in Marketing or Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and reliable transportation.

For immediate consideration please submit your current resume and a cover letter that would detail how you would be a good fit for our World Class Team of Professionals!

Please apply to or mail to:

The Del Norte Triplicate

Atten:  Kim Fowler

312 H Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

Western Communications, Inc. and their affiliated companies, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, supporting a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

(Posted 5/23/2018)

Community/Enterprise Reporter

The Malheur Enterprise of Vale, Oregon, has an immediate opening for an experienced, ambitious reporter who wants to help us demonstrate community news is as much about enterprise and investigative reporting as it is rodeo queens and high school graduations. We're building a reputation for turning a weekly newspaper in rural eastern Oregon into a model for how powerful local news can mean business success. This is a fulltime job that is a blend of community, enterprise, and sports. We aren't interested much in refrigerator news. We're interested in stories that set the community agenda. We're interested in being a source of trusted, respected news. You'll work with an editor who has significant daily and weekly professional experience in investigative reporting. You'll join a new team that in just the second year of its transformation has won national awards. 

What do you need to qualify? Energy and ambition rank high. Our editor can sharpen just about any journalistic skill you have or build ones you don't have. You need two years professional experience (though for the right candidate, we'll look the other way). You need to show us how you worked a beat in a way that instead of relying on meetings relied on source development. We want to break news before a meeting happens. You need to show an ability to find out the "why" behind significant ocal stories. Clean writing is vital. Photo skills an asset, as would be video, social media skills. Spanish would be a huge plus.

This is a job for someone who wants to help change journalism and help change the community. This is a job for someone eager to be among the best and learn from the best. Don't let our size fool you. Do your research, then apply. Applications by June 8: or PO Box 310 Vale OR 97918.

(Posted 5/18/2018)

Associate Editor - Editorial

RG Media Company/The Register-Guard has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Editor.

Under the general supervision of the Editorial Page Editor, the successful applicant will write editorials and columns; read and conduct research; maintain public contact; consult with government officials and citizens; prepare page materials other than editorials; proofread and correct editorial and op-ed pages; read and edit local guest columns and letters; handle miscellaneous phone calls and correspondence; confer with the Publisher and with other editorial and news staff regarding editorial content. 

Position requires graduation from a four-year college or university; six years of maturing news-related experience; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience.

The successful candidate will receive a salary between $55,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Complete job description and application can be found at

Qualified applicants should submit a Register-Guard application, cover letter and resume. Please submit electronically to

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

(Posted 5/11/2018)

Weekly Editor

This is a full-time position for a tested community journalist who has 3-to-5 years of experience handling deadlines, producing journalism of all types, taking crisp photographs, writing opinion and working with community partners.

The successful candidate will feel driven to do a good job for the community and represent Mid-Valley Media and Lee Enterprises with the highest journalistic and professional standards.

With this position comes a great deal of autonomy to develop news budgets, assign stories and work with Lee’s Regional Design Center on a weekly basis. We are aggressive about digital publication of the news and using social media as a way to inform readers.

We’re interested in a journalist who knows the importance of attending local chamber of commerce meetings, participating as a volunteer in the community and building professional relationships with officials based in Lebanon, a growing city of about 15,000 with a growing and diversified economy.

The right candidate will work seamlessly with the editor, colleagues in the Mid-Valley Media group and have a knack for sharing content with all of our partners, including the Democrat-Herald in Albany, Gazette-Times in Corvallis and Philomath Express.

This is a dynamic job in the Willamette Valley with incredible opportunities for recreation.

Editors cover evening and weekend assignments, but have the ability to create much of their own schedule. Candidates must have a good driving record and provide their own insured vehicle. Candidates will be required to pass a background check and drug screening before employment.

Lee Enterprises offers a comprehensive benefit package to its full-time employees, which includes health insurance, 401K, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance and long-term disability.

For consideration, please complete our online application at

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, three references and five clips of their work. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

(Posted 4/11/2018)

Advertising Account Representatives

Advertising Account Representatives needed. Sell print and digital advertising for a monthly publication that connects advertisers with the most affluent generations in history! NW Boomer and Senior News has immediate opportunities for an advertising account representative in the Salem area. Managerial experience welcome.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work autonomously, is highly motivated, and goal oriented in reaching required sales goals. Network with area businesses and organizations to sell advertising, both print and digital, as well as special sections. Sales experience preferred. A valid Oregon driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation to cover assigned sales territory, along with a computer with internet connection, and a mobile phone are required for this position. Full-time, part-time, and contract work available.  Benefits for full-time and some part-time positions include, health care, life insurance, sick time, vacation, 401(k) and more.

*Pre-employment drug screening will be conducted
*Motor vehicle driving record check will be conducted
*Proof of auto insurance and a valid driver's license is required at time of hire

Submit resume via email to:
Michelle Te - General Manager,, 503-304-1323.

(Posted 4/10/2018)

News Editor

The Register-Guard is accepting applications for a full-time Editor.

The Editor oversees all operations of the News Department, including supervision of news management team; develops and ensures adherence to newsroom budget; leads strategic planning efforts; ensures quality in all print and digital platforms (PDF, electronic, tablet, mobile, Web or other digital publications versions and social media.) The top priority is maintenance of sound professional standards and critical evaluation of work being done by news teams at local enterprise.

The successful applicant understands compelling newspaper content and enterprise reporting in print, online and social media. Is up-to-date with multi-media best practices and can coach and develop less experienced staffers. Has ability to implement clear expectations of quality and quantity of content that best serves our readership. Understands community journalism and engages with community leaders and readership to understand local issues.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefit plan. We have a supportive, energetic and friendly company culture. Join our team!

Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to

Applications and complete job description are available at

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

(Posted 4/6/2018)

Multimedia Copy Editor

RG Media Company/The Register-Guard, an award-winning, digital-first newsroom in Eugene, Ore., seeks a Multimedia Copy Editor with excellent news judgment who can edit swiftly and thoroughly for accuracy, clarity and fairness.

The successful candidate has excellent copy editing and headline writing skills as well as strong web content management skills; a demonstrated commitment to web/digital-oriented delivery of news and understanding of and experience with using social media to promote news and interact with readers. This position requires the ability to pro-actively develop and complete assignments without significant direction from editors.

The successful candidate will work in a newsroom that values cordial, collaborative relationships.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefit plan. We have a supportive, energetic and friendly company culture. Join our team!

Qualified applicants should submit an application, resume and cover letter to

Application and complete job description are available at

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

(Posted 4/6/2018) 

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