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Open Positions


The Daily News in Longview, WA seeks a proven leader to direct and oversee our newsroom with a passion for local news and a desire to grow audience engagement through all digital channels. As Editor you will utilize your knowledge, experience and ability to implement innovative ideas that will lead directly to audience growth. The Editor will play a vital role on The Daily News senior management team which determines short and long-term strategy and implements the tactics necessary to grow the enterprise. The Editor is also expected to play an active role as a leader in the community.

The successful applicant will understand the importance of community journalism and demonstrate their abilities to coach, mentor and develop an enthusiastic and energetic staff.  They will have a passion for creating consistently compelling stories, photo journalism and the ability to create and execute a comprehensive social media plan.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead newsroom projects and initiatives
  • Project management and creation of new products in an effort to grow audience
  • Hire, train and develop the newsroom staff, with an emphasis on ethics, developing engaging content for an award-winning website and Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper.
  • Monitor and track performance of the team through standards of performance
  • Coordinate month to month progress of a news plan through planning and execution
  • Being an active member of a joint editorial board with a sister newspaper
  • Prepare and manage the annual newsroom budget


  • Established track record of journalistic excellence
  • Strong background in leading a newsroom through innovative solutions to grow audience
  • Proven record of achieving audience growth through digital innovation include a strong social strategy
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks and rapidly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, community-oriented and organized
  • Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university and at least ten years of newsroom management experience

TDN offers a competitive compensation package. We offer a variety of medical, dental and vision options to best fit your needs. We also offer 401k and life insurance options as well as paid vacation, sick and personal time.

Pre-employment background check and drug screening required. The Daily News is a Drug-Free Employer.

Check us out on  TDN is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading media organization providing local news, and information, and a major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 77 daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications.  For more information about Lee, visit

(Posted 5/22/2020)

General News and Sports Reporter

The New Era in Sweet Home, Ore., is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) general news and sports reporter. Our family-owned weekly is published Wednesday, serving a rural community of some 15,000 people located on the South Santiam River at the base of the Cascade Mountains.

Sweet Home is a mecca for outdoors lovers, with multiple campgrounds surrounding the town, two lakes and two rivers, fishing, hunting, wilderness hiking and biking, and skiing within approximately an hour of town. In short, if you love the outdoors, this is a great place to be. It's also home to the Oregon Jamboree country music festival. (There's a lot more, but we can save that for the interview.)

We are looking for a writer with demonstrated experience in covering local government, schools, sports and an occasional human-interest story. Familiarity with AP style is essential. Photography skills are a necessity. Expertise in social media is a plus. Not only is The New Era respected in our community for accuracy and integrity, but our quality is recognized by peers as well – we have won multiple awards for writing, photography and advertising, and are perennial General Excellence award winners. We offer a competitive salary and benefits in a company that is continuing to grow. Our work environment is team-oriented and much of our success is a direct result of collaboration.

To apply, mail or email a resume, a cover letter outlining why you are interested and how the description above fits you, and four to six clips (PDFs or hard copies are preferred) to: Scott Swanson, Publisher, The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386 or email with “JOB APPLICANT” in the subject line to

(Posted 5/14/2020)

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