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Positions open

General Assignment Reporter

The Hermiston Herald and East Oregonian are seeking a general assignment reporter for our daily and weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Oregon. This position covers education, cops and public safety, and writes feature and general news stories. Must be able to develop story ideas, take photographs, develop sources, prepare website and social media updates, meet deadlines and work in a cooperative team environment. Journalism education and/or experience required. Fluency in Spanish would be helpful. Hermiston is a vibrant growing city of 17,000 located near the Blue Mountains and the Columbia River. It offers outstanding hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreation. The region is one of Oregon's leading agricultural centers built around irrigated farming and dryland wheat.  We are looking for someone who is seeking to develop a long-term career in journalism. An understanding of this region is a plus.  Full time. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO, insurance and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send resume, clips 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 11/24/2015)


Copy Editor – Full Time

Mid-Valley Media is looking for a versatile and motivated front-line copy editor to contribute to our talented staff. The ideal candidate will edit copy and package stories on a daily deadline for both our websites and our printed editions. The copy editor will select local and wire stories and photos and provide instructions for a page-design specialist at one of Lee Enterprises’ design centers. Mid-Valley copy editors work evenings and weekends. It’s a challenging job requiring accuracy and the ability to make deadlines. We will surround you with supportive, experienced editors who can offer you the guidance, opportunities and freedom to be your best.

The ideal candidate will be a good copy editor with a keen eye for grammar and punctuation, a working knowledge of AP style and the ability to work with our design center to coordinate compelling design. The copy editor will work with a wide range of story content, including breaking news, features and photos. In particular, a working knowledge in managing, editing and selecting sports copy would be a distinct plus.

As part of Lee Enterprises, we offer a competitive salary and benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick leave and more.

Please apply online at

(Posted 11/19/2015)



The Lake Oswego Review has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter with an emphasis on city and government news. This position is full time. Candidate should have previous newspaper experience along with a passion for covering local news. Ideal person will be a strong writer, proof reader and be comfortable in all phases of multi-media. Photography skills a plus. Candidate should also be able to juggle many tasks in a fast-paced, multi-media news environment including: attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, team player, motivated and willing to go the extra mile to cover the entire story. 

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Mail or email cover letter, resume and writing samples to: Lake Oswego Review Editor, P.O. Box 548, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Email to No phone calls please.

 (Posted 11/17/2015)


Sports Reporter

The Daily News in Longview, Wash., seeks a talented journalist to take over its prep sports beat. This is a position tailor-made for a reporter ready to sink his or her teeth into a tradition-rich prep sports scene (15 high schools) filled with history, rivalry and passion.

The prep sports reporter will be counted on to produce content for The Daily News’ Preps+ print and digital products, including three seasonal special sections, a weekly Preps+ feature page and the TDN +Blog. This depth of production requires someone capable of writing clear, concise game stories on tight deadlines in addition to in-depth features, enterprise pieces and columns. Daily deadline experience is a pre-requisite and clips must demonstrate a wide range of sports coverage and storytelling.

The ideal candidate must have strong writing skills, a thorough understanding of AP style, and solid news judgment. Experience using social media in the field is a must; a background in newspaper design, photography and video is a bonus. Reliable transportation and the willingness to work evenings and weekends are required.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen along with background and Department of Motor Vehicle checks before commencing employment. This position requires proof of auto insurance and a valid driver’s license.

As part of Lee Enterprises (, The Daily News offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, sick leave and more, along with a professional and comfortable work environment.

To learn more about The Daily News and to apply for this position, please log onto A cover letter, resume, clips (no more than five) must be included with the application to be considered and can be uploaded via the portfolio button. Please feel free to direct specific questions to the hiring manager, Meg Wochnick at, however to be considered for employment you must apply online at .

 (Posted 11/17/2015)



If you love finding news that matters to hometown readers, we'd like to hear from you. 

We're a 9,000-circulation PM daily serving Oregon's gorgeous South Coast. We need a beat reporter to cover local news, businesses and whatever else makes a difference in our community. We'll consider both experienced and entry-level applicants, as long as you're dedicated to writing news that connects with readers.

As part of our small but ambitious staff, you'll hustle to break news on our web and mobile platforms, while pursuing insightful, high-impact enterprise. You'll need an inquisitive mind, sharp writing skills and an appreciation for small-town life. Photo and social media skills would be plus.

As part of Lee Enterprises, The World offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional 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 and a background/DMV check prior to commencing employment. 

Please apply online at  For consideration please attach links or examples of previous writing experience.

(Posted 10/29/2015)  



Seeking self-motivated, multimedia reporter to join an award-winning team at the Mail Tribune in beautiful Medford, Oregon. You’ll have a chance to cover breaking news, cops, courts and features in a region renowned for its hiking, biking, rafting and fishing opportunities. We’re looking for someone with excellent interviewing and writing skills and experience working for a daily newspaper. Our reporters write both breaking and in-depth stories, produce weekly videos and regularly post on social media. If you’re looking to hone your skills for a new era in journalism, this is the place to do it. We offer full benefits, including a matching 401K program.  Send an email with resume, cover letter and clips as soon as possible to City Editor Cathy Noah at We’re looking to fill this position immediately. 

(Posted 9/22/2015) 



The Daily World at Aberdeen, Wash., is looking for a full-time staff photographer.  This full-time position in Aberdeen, Washington includes excellent benefits; medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time, and a 401k with company match.  Around here, we put photojournalism on a pedestal and we’re looking for someone who values visual storytelling as much as we do. People here work hard and have pride of place. They deserve to have someone who will tell their stories well. In addition to still photography in the news, sports and features categories, we need someone who can shoot and edit compelling video and recognizes social media as a valuable news tool.  The newspaper also produces a quarterly lifestyle magazine called Washington Coast Magazine, offering an opportunity for high production quality photography. We’re 30 minutes to the beach, an hour to the Olympic Peninsula Rainforest and two hours to Seattle.  Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples, or links to  The Daily World is part of Sound Publishing, the largest community news organization in western Washington State.  EOE.  Visit us on the web at

(Posted 9/21/2015) 


Mailroom Supervisor

Oversee the packaging and distribution department of the East Oregonian in Pendleton, OR.  Supervision, computer, mechanical and problem-solving skills required.  Previous mailroom experience and experience working with postal regulations required.  The mailroom contains both a GMA SLS-1000 and a Mueller inserters. Typical hours of work are Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 1 am.  Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), insurance and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send resume and letter of interest stating salary requirements to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or email

(Posted 9/15/2015) 


The Gresham Outlook, a twice-weekly newspaper, is seeking a high energy, motivated salesperson to join our sales team as an outside Marketing Consultant. We are looking for someone with previous advertising experience both in print and online, a proven track record of success, a strong prospector, organizational and computer skills. An existing account base will be provided, but our new team member will be required to contact and develop new business. Must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Pre-employment drug screen and good references required. This is a full time position with commission on all sales, a base salary, mileage expenses and full benefits that include health care, paid vacation and more. If you have a passion for sales and are committed to success, send your resume and cover letter to Cheryl Swart, Advertising Director –

(Posted 9/3/2015) 


Sports Editor

Experienced self-starter to take care of our sports section in our area, where outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and more) are as vital to readers as high school and other sports. Photography skills a must. Page layout and design abilities preferred.

General Expectations include but are not limited to the following: Contact all coaches and players in a professional manner. Attend as many games as possible. Stories need to be written and edited by deadline. Need to work as both an individual in the sports editor role while also being able to work as part of the editorial team. Be willing to take suggestions regarding the vision for sports section. Make yourself a trusted member of the lincounty sports community. Include every school in the paper every week. At least 1 feature story each week. Rotate main feature from school to school. Outdoors information – fish reports, fish of the week. Offseason content – sporting events, outdoor features, coaches features. Athlete of the week. Previews in friday’s paper.  Roundups in Wednesday’s paper. Lots of photos and faces.


(Posted 9/2/2015)

Mechanic / Machine Operator

The East Oregonian in Pendleton has a rare opening for a press operator / equipment mechanic.  Seeking an experienced single-wide press operator OR a skilled press/mailroom mechanic who desires a growth position.  This position will be responsible for the maintenance of press and mailroom equipment and will also work regularly on the press.  Excellent mechanical skills are required, along with a can-do attitude and an aptitude for problem solving. Must be able to regularly lift 40#.  Pre-employment drug test required. Hours are generally 5 pm to 2 am, Monday through Friday. Pendleton is near the Blue Mountains and has abundant outdoor recreation.  It is also a farming and ranching center and home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send resume and letter of interest stating wage requirements to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail

(Posted 9/2/2015)

Feature Writer/Reporter

The Central Oregonian, twice-weekly newspaper in Prineville, has an immediate opening in our news department. The position will focus on feature writing but will also cover some news and have the school/education beat. Full time position, good benefits, salary based on experience. Journalism or professional writing experience preferred. Job also entails pagination and photography. Drug-free workplace. To apply, send resume and cover letter to No calls please.

(Posted 8/18/2015)


Sports Editor

The South County Spotlight, a 5,000-circulation weekly newspaper headquartered 15 minutes northwest of Portland in Scappoose, Oregon, is looking for a full-time sports editor to lead our award-winning sports coverage. The ideal applicant would have at least two years' experience covering high school sports for a quality weekly or daily publication, and have exceptional reporting, photography, pagination and social media skills. The position is responsible for covering and presenting sports occurring within two Columbia County school districts, as well as various other local and regional sporting events. Applicants should have a firm understanding of AP style, be proficient with a DSLR camera, and have a knack for exceptional page design. Please send resume, writing, photography and page design clips to Publisher Darryl Swan at The Spotlight offers a competitive compensation package, including paid vacation, health and dental benefits. For more information about the Spotlight, a Pamplin Media Group-owned newspaper, please visit our website at

 (Posted 8/10/2015)



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)


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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