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Open Positions

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)

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/1769764-431165

(Posted April 26, 2021)

Reporter/Editor (Lincoln City)

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 currently seeking a full-time reporter/editor to work out of our Lincoln City, Ore. office writing for The News Guard.
 
This position is primarily responsible for writing multiple day-to-day news stories for the weekly newspaper and accompanying websites and reports to the publisher. 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 Frank Perea (Publisher) frankperea@countrymedia.net.

(Posted April 23, 2021)

Investigative Reporter

The Bulletin of Bend, Ore., is seeking a full-time, in-depth features reporter to complement our staff of seasoned and dynamic reporters and help us expand our readership and footprint across Central Oregon. The Bulletin is a 7-day a week morning publication, published in print and online.

We want a reporter who knows how to dig, likes combing through public records, engages multiple sources and wants to work on long-term and investigative projects. 

This reporter needs to understand the importance of a digital audience and should expect to embrace that across multiple platforms.

A strong work ethic, organizational skills, deep knowledge of social media and the ability to accept constructive criticism are key.

Bend and Central Oregon is exploding with newcomers seeking a better outdoors and family experience. It is surrounded by public land where river rafting, fishing, hiking, biking and wide variety of outdoor sports are valued. Music and the arts is another passion of our readers, as are the micro-brews, wineries and outdoors adventures. Our staff work 37.5 hour work weeks to allow you more time with friends, family and all the area has to offer. 

We want a reporter who has the ability to find the never-before-told stories and tell the story with videos, audio through social media channels.

For variety, our reporters also have the opportunity to cover events, such as music, arts and/or the outdoors. As with all reporters, there will be some general assignment work as deemed necessary by the editors.

The Bulletin is part of the EO Media Group, a fourth-generation, family-owned operation. It is a growing voice in Central Oregon and across the state. If you think you can bring fresh ideas, strong reporting and engaging content to our readership, please apply. https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/eomediagroup/jobs/1750231-490973

(Posted April 12,2021)

Publisher

Country Media Inc., a 20-year-old family-owned media company of non-daily print publications and websites, has acquired five newspapers over the past 18 months. Of the company's 11 paid publications, seven are located along the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Crescent City, CA north to Cannon Beach, OR.  

We have an opportunity for a publisher to manage the day-to-day operations of our twice-weekly in Coos Bay, OR, as well as our weeklies in Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA. This position reports directly to the corporation’s chief executive. 

The ideal candidate is a Pacific Northwest resident with experience in sales and general management. A priority is focusing on growing digital, event and special-publication revenues.   

Country Media offers a competitive compensation package including a variety of employee benefits such as group health insurance; paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave; and mileage and smartphone reimbursement, among others.  

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to bkenfield@countrymedia.net. We look forward to hearing from you. 

(Posted March 31,2021)

Editor

The Daily News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom in Longview, WA, seeks a proven Editor with a passion for local news and a desire to grow audience engagement through all digital platforms. The successful applicant understands the importance of community journalism and is committed to hiring, training and coaching an enthusiastic and energetic staff. The Editor directs creation of quick, fair and accurate breaking news as well as deep and compelling enterprise reporting. They also lead the staff to implement local and company-wide initiatives in areas including video, audio, social media and audience development.

The Editor plays a vital role on The Daily News senior management team, which implements the tactics necessary to grow the enterprise. The Editor also manages the editorial board and helps to produce at least two local editorials each week. And the Editor works closely with the General Manager on issues related to budget and spending.  

Qualifications:

  • Established track record of journalistic excellence
  • Strong background in leading a newsroom and growing audience
  • Proven record of achieving audience growth through digital innovation
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks and rapidly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, community-oriented and highly 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 that includes medical, dental and vision options. We also offer 401k and life insurance options as well as paid time off

Post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screening required. The Daily News is a Drug-Free Employer.

Apply with resume and cover letter at www.tdn.com/workhere  TDN is a division of Lee Enterprises. Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and over 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states. Lee’s newspapers have average daily circulation of 1.2 million and reach more than 55 million digital unique visitors.

(Posted March 15,2021)

Editor

Editor position in beautiful Hood River, Oregon for newly formed Regional publication covering the Gorge area of Hood River, The Dalles, Oregon and across the Columbia River in communities of White Salmon, and Bingen, Washington.  This newspaper publishes weekly and posts on-line web and social media content regularly. 

The position requires the ability to cover a variety of general news including government, state and city along with feature stories and a variety of specialty publications. The editor will be one of two editors covering the Gorge communities. The ability to collaborate and work as a team with a small staff is important, along with the need to provide positive public relations on behalf of the Columbia Gorge News within the communities it serves.  Photography, technology skills a plus.

Send resume, references and at least 3 samples of work to: Chelseam@gorgenews.com.

P.O. Box 390, Hood River, OR. 97031.

www.Columbiagorgenews.com.

(Posted February 24,2021) 

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