Job Placement Service

ONPA provides this page as a service to the Northwest newspaper industry. Northwest newspapers may announce job openings on this page free of charge. Copy should be submitted by email to us at onpa@orenews.com.

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Open Positions

News Reporter

The Keizertimes, an award-winning independent weekly newspaper in the mid-Willamette Valley near Salem, seeks an energetic, enterprising general news reporter. Candidates will be responsible for news coverage (incl. city government, police, courts, business, features, etc). Stories are posted to our website daily.

We are all local all the time. Aggressive but fair coverage is our hallmark.

Experience with Macs, the InDesign graphic program and photography is required. Use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social site is a big part of this job. Salary plus benefits.  Immediate opening.

Send writing samples and resume to publisher@keizertimes.com or mail to: Publisher, Keizertimes, 142 Chemawa Rd. N., Keizer, OR 97303.Deadline to submit resumes is Aug. 2, 2021.

(Posted July 28, 2021)

Reporters (multiple locations)

Free Press Publishing is looking for several journalists for different newspapers we operate in Eastern Washington. We're looking for journalists in Ritzville, Cheney, Colfax and Spokane Valley. The successful candidates will cover local news and sports, work with journalists in our other nearby newspapers, and keep tabs on public records including land transactions, court reports and the police blotter. Each of our communities has an abundance of news to chase, from water and agriculture, drought and wildfire, to highway crashes and shutdowns, to local government, festivals and sports. These are not remote positions.

From high plains desert to rolling hills, our newspapers cover much of Eastern Washington's "wheat country,” where small-town living is at its best. Our readers are fiercely loyal, with more than 80% of homes getting the printed newspaper each week in most of our core markets.

If you think you have what it takes, we'd like to hear from you. Email a cover letter, resume and clips to Publisher Roger Harnack at Roger@cheneyfreepress.com. No telephone calls.

(Posted July 26, 2021)

Reporter

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 13 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 (37.5 hours per week) position. When applying, upload resume, letter of interest and three or more clips.

Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1825168-490973

(Posted July 23, 2021)

News and New Media Editor

The successful candidate will have one foot firmly planted in traditional journalism, with the other in new media, technologies and the rolling surf of social media.

We're looking for someone with the right skills, personality and temperament to:

* Manage the look, feel and inner workings of the core news websites of the Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Inland 360.

* Manage newspaper content and promotions (for the Tribune and Daily News) across social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter and other key platforms.

* Serve as the afternoon/evening copy editor two or three days a week for content at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

* Oversee special projects for Tribune Publishing Co., including online contests, projects and occasional event planning and execution

* Work and communicate well across news locations and departments

Knowledge and experience using page-design software is a plus. Have some basic photo skills? That's a plus, too.

Applicant should have a car and be willing to travel between the Palouse and Lewiston-Clarkston Valley when needed. Occasional weekend work could be required.

Email resume, cover letter and references to lgaskill@lmtribune.com.

(Posted July 21, 2021)

Senior Reporter

The Hermiston Herald is looking for a senior reporter with the ability to understand, interpret and communicate critical community news through both governmental reporting and through the eyes of a diverse and dynamic community. The candidate we're looking for will be experienced in community journalism and editing, passionate about innovative storytelling and confident in their ability to communicate to a diverse, multicultural community with a growing Hispanic population. This senior reporter is the face and voice of the Hermiston Herald, self-directed but team-oriented, responsible for working with the news staff of EO Media Group's east newspaper group on regional thought pieces and enterprise projects. This position offers the right person a chance to explore ideas for multimedia outreach and work with the advertising and audience development team to create surveys, newsletters and products to better serve the distribution of Hermiston news.

The Hermiston Herald 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 13 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.

This is an hourly position, working 37.5 hours per week to allow you extra time to enjoy this rich community. The area is near the Columbia River and the Blue Mountains, making this a great place to enjoy outdoor recreation and four seasons.

Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1885663-490973

(Posted July 16, 2021)

News Reporter

The Polk County Itemizer-Observer, an award-winning weekly newspaper located in Dallas, Oregon, is seeking a full-time newspaper reporter. This position could eventually lead to an editor’s role for the right candidate.  

Dallas is located approximately 15 miles west of Salem and is within a short drive to the Oregon coast or the Cascade Mountain. The paper is also located within an hour drive to the Portland metro area.  
 
This position is primarily responsible for writing multiple day-to-day news stories for the weekly newspaper and accompanying websites. The successful applicant will produce a wide variety of news and information, including local business, government, schools, sports and community events and various feature stories. The reporter will also contribute to our teams' efforts in developing special sections. Pagination and photography skills are a plus. 
 
The Itemizer Observer offers highly competitive newsroom wage and a variety of employee benefits, including paid time off and monthly health insurance stipend after three months of employment. For immediate consideration, Send your resume and cover letter to Scott Olson at scott@polkio.com. 

(Posted July 12, 2021)

Reporter - County Government

The Columbian seeks a full-time reporter to join our metro news team and cover county government and several small cities. We continue to be Southwest Washington’s leading source of news and local information online and in print.  We are seeking someone who can deliver award-winning enterprise work while juggling routine beat coverage.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum two years of daily newspaper experience,
  • A demonstrated ability to report and write enterprise and project stories.

Demonstrated skills in using social media are preferred.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefit package, which includes profit sharing/401(k) and we value a constructive work culture.  If you are looking for a challenge and want to work for one of the area's most progressive employers, please send a cover letter indicating your approach to the county government beat, salary requirements, your résumé and work samples to:

The Columbian

Attention: Human Resources

P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666

e-mail: jobs@columbian.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

(Posted July 9, 2021)

News Editor

The Portland Observer, Oregon’s oldest African-American owned newspaper, seeks a part time copy editor to lead its award-winning news coverage.  Looking for a journalist with experience to manage multiple duties in the production of a newspaper and website. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a passion for producing stories that significantly impact and promote our diverse, multi ethnic communities. We seek someone with a minimum of three years of experience, bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and/or a similar combination of education and experience. This is an hourly position with flexible working hours. Please submit letter and resume to ads@portlandobserver.com.

(Posted June 18, 2021)

News Editor

The Hermiston Herald, an award-winning newspaper in Northeastern Oregon, is seeking a news editor with great digital experience that has initiative and imagination to find out what kind of news the community wants and give it to them the way they want to receive it — print, web, social, newsletters — any creative way it takes. 

We recently earned the first-place general excellence award from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in our circulation category and are looking for someone to continue to build our product on all platforms.

The successful candidate will write stories covering Hermiston, Umatilla, Stanfield, Echo and Morrow County across all beats, including city government, business and other news beats, along with the occasional feature story, for both the Hermiston Herald and East Oregonian. We seek someone with a minimum of five years of experience, bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and/or a similar combination of education and experience. This diverse community requires a reporter who is bilingual (Spanish/English) in order to interview and write about our growing Hispanic population.

The Hermiston Herald 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 13 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.

This is an hourly position, working 37.5 hours per week to allow you extra time to enjoy this rich community. The area is near the Columbia River and the Blue Mountains, making this a great place to enjoy outdoor recreation and four seasons. 

https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1835712-497585

(Posted June 11, 2021)

Education Reporter

The Bulletin, Central Oregon's paper of record, is seeking an experienced reporter to cover the local education beat, which includes a growing four-year university (Oregon State University-Cascades), as well as a community college and the state's sixth largest public school district.

This beat is a reporter's dream. From education innovation to data deep dives to real stories from the classroom, the reporting opportunities are rich and broad. The ideal candidate will be aggressive, adept at cultivating sources and skilled at talking with students and parents, working with education officials and crunching budget numbers and test data.

This reporter needs to be self-directed and able to juggle daily stories and enterprise work. Digital publication skills and stellar writing chops a must. Priority given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish.

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 vibrant Central Oregon, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and boundless outdoor recreation opportunities, plus a lively entertainment scene.

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

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

 
(Posted May 26, 2021)

Digital Agency Manager

Are you ready to take the reins of a Bend-based digital marketing agency? You will be backed by a well-established local media company with statewide reach and a top-notch Portland digital fulfillment agency. What you will bring to the table is the skill and demeanor to build a select C-suite clientele that will look to you for digital marketing expertise, strategic advice and an unwavering commitment to follow-through and measurable results. The successful candidate will have a strong, independent work ethic; possess an in-depth knowledge of digital products; be comfortable presenting digital solutions in seminar-type settings and be a creative thinker and strategist. 

Expectations:

  • Develop, launch and manage digital marketing channels through our fulfillment partner, ITZ on Target, with a focus on driving results for your clients 
  • Analyze, and share campaign results and best practices with management and client
  • Drive continued optimization of new & existing campaigns
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the business to define objectives, develop/execute strategies and ensure a consistent customer experience across all product
  • Establish and maintain relationships with potential and existing major accounts
  • Conduct digital marketing seminars for local and regional business clients 
  • Train others within the company on current & new digital best practices, product knowledge and sales techniques
  • Work in the beautiful city of Bend, located in Central Oregon.

To be successful, you’ll need 3+ years of digital marketing experience with working knowledge in paid social, streaming media and content marketing, a bachelor’s degree in marketing or a combination of like experience and education. 

Whiteboard Media is a subsidiary of Central Oregon Media Group and associated with The Bulletin and BendBulletin.com, a locally owned and managed company. 

When applying, upload both a resume and letter of interest.  Go here to apply: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1810202-497585

(Posted May 24, 2021)

News Reporter

Twenty-year-old Country Media Inc., a fast-growing family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites has a current opening. We are seeking a full-time reporter to work out of our Coos Bay, Ore. office writing for The World newspaper.

This position is primarily responsible for writing multiple day-to-day news stories for the twice-weekly newspaper and accompanying websites and reports to the editor. The successful applicant will produce a wide variety of news and information, including local business, government, schools, and community events and various feature stories. The reporter will also contribute to our teams' efforts in developing special sections. Pagination skills are a plus.

Country Media offers a highly competitive newsroom wage and a variety of employee benefits, including group health insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; mileage reimbursement; and others. For immediate consideration, Send your resume and cover letter to David Rupkalvis (editor) worldeditor@countrymedia.net.

(Posted May 17, 2021)

Sports Journalist

Are you a sports journalist? Want to live in Central Oregon? We’re looking for a sports editor to manage and produce the sports coverage for two weekly newspapers, the Madras Pioneer and the Central Oregonian in Prineville, and our digital products.

Perfect candidate will be able to write sports game/features/analysis stories, take photos and design pages. Coverage area is Crook and Jefferson counties. Extensive prep coverage with three high schools, plus plenty of community/outdoor news.

Position is full time, 40 hours a week, with benefits. Salary based on experience. Will also consider someone interested in a part-time sports position.

If interested, or need more information, please email Publisher Tony Ahern at Tahern@madraspioneer.com.

(Posted May 14, 2021)

Reporter

Come work for one of the Pacific Northwest's best small newspapers. There is an immediate opening at The Astorian, located in Astoria, Ore., for a reporter looking to improve their craft.

We value enterprise reporting with an eye toward accountability.

You’ll work closely with an energetic, digital-first newsroom. A former reporter says, "Astoria is a beautiful place to work. The community cares about its paper, as well as about the people who live here. It’s a professional but family-focused office that has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally.”

The Astorian is part of EO Media Group, a family-owned multimedia company. We are a small-town newspaper with a global outlook. We have invested in journalism by upgrading our press, revamping our websites and adding a statehouse bureau at a time other newspaper media are cutting back. 

This full-time position works 37.5 hour work weeks and allows the flexibility to work from both home or the office. 

When applying, be sure to upload resume, cover letter and work samples.

 
(Posted May 12, 2021)

Advertising Sales Representative

Country Media has an immediate opening for a full-time advertising sales representative at The World newspaper in Coos Bay, OR. We are looking for a creative, confident person who can help both new and existing customers use our print and digital products to connect with our news audience.

If you are a detail-oriented “people person” we want to talk with you. 2 years sales experience is preferred but not required. What IS required is a passion for working with local businesses, an indomitable spirit, and an internal drive to succeed.

We offer a competitive wage based on experience and sales results.

Send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Ben Kenfield (Publisher) bkenfield@countrymedia.net

(Posted May 5, 2021)

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