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MANAGING EDITOR
The Leader in Port Townsend is looking for a managing editor to lead and develop a team of reporters in a weekly newspaper-first newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be smart, positive and eager to lead a team of talented, energetic news reporters. Members of our management team must encourage great ideas, collaboration and innovation. Our managing editor should be excited about the news, ready to coach reporters and embrace making the magic happen with work and page flow.

The Leader’s managing editor will lead the development of engaging journalism for our audience that may be used in both print and digital formats. The person in this role should be familiar with data and enterprise reporting and digital analytics tools.

The managing editor will work on story planning and development, story assignments, gathering visuals in all mediums and measuring editorial goals.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, hands-on leader who will coach news reporters, shape ideas and coordinate resources to provide strong visuals and presentation to our print and digital readers.

The candidate would be a people person who can establish great working relationships with colleagues and sources quickly and easily. You’re someone who is the first to know what’s going on in town and are in the middle of it all, whether it's your job or not. You have excellent writing ability, you pay attention to details in a fast-paced work environment, and you can meet daily and weekly deadlines without fail. You produce clean, clear, accurate copy, have strong editing abilities to polish the work of freelancers and columnists.

We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skill with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content and value accurate, watchdog journalism.

Port Townsend and Jefferson County is a vibrant arts community with an array of opportunities for professional and personal fun: performing, visual and creative arts, recreation and outdoor activities, sports and a variety of dining options right on the wonderful Puget Sound.

Candidates should have a background in journalism, with five years of editing experience required. Those without editing experience or who have an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Strong knowledge of AP style, along with excellent grammar and spelling skills, is required. Also, candidates must be able to multitask in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that our readers will find interesting and compelling.

The Leader is a family-owned award-winning newspaper. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package with health, dental and vision insurance, simple plan and paid time off.

Send resume and cover letter to Kelli Ameling, general manager for The Leader, by email at kameling@ptleader.com.
(Posted 3/5/19)

MANAGING EDITOR

The East Oregonian, an award-winning five-day-a-week newspaper in Pendleton, Ore., is looking for a Managing Editor to lead its outstanding newsroom.

Based in historic Pendleton — home to the world-famous Round-Up and woolen mill — the EO is a small town newspaper with a statewide and regional outlook. We serve diverse communities throughout Morrow and Umatilla counties in northeast Oregon, including a branch office in nearby Hermiston. 

The EO is one of four northeast Oregon properties operated by the family-owned EO Media Group. The company operates 11 newspapers and 13 websites. Recognized regionally and nationally for its enterprise and excellence, the East Oregonian places a premium on vital local content. 

Writing, editing and management experience are essential to this position. At least 5-10 years of professional journalism experience is required, with at least three years of direct newsroom management experience. Successful experience in directing and inspiring staff, superior editorial writing and a passion for community journalism are essential qualifications. Experience in web-first reporting and social media is a plus.

The position offers a competitive salary, a solid benefits package and the opportunity to live in Eastern Oregon near the scenic Blue Mountains and abundant outdoor recreation.

Good driving record and reliable transportation required. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan and insurances.  

Send your resume and cover letter telling us how your prior experience has prepared your for this position, along with your salary requirements to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail to hr@eomediagroup.com
(Posted 3/5/19)


CONTENT ENGAGEMENT EDITOR

We are hiring a Content Engagement Editor to develop and implement a digital content strategy for our publications and websites in the Pacific Northwest. 

The Content Engagement Editor will work directly with top editors to shape our news strategy, then roll up his/her sleeves and work directly with editorial staff to create compelling digital content for our readers on a variety of platforms, including video, e-newsletters, social media, et cetera.  The skills of the successful candidate will also be tapped to evaluate and guide increased engagement with our robust Marketplace, a paid listings database. 

This position plays a vital role in the company’s overall growth strategy and is a valued member of both the digital and editorial teams. 

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned journalist with a digital an  social media focus and strong analytical skills. Knowledge of multiple platforms, ability to influence decisions without having direct authority, proven track record of implementing new programs and a collaborative nature are key indicators of success in this position. Experience with the Town News BLOX system a plus. This is a new position and will be hands-on. 

If you see yourself working with our team in a collaborative, creative, fun and digitally-facing environment, contact us at hr@eomediagroup.com with your resume and letter of interest stating salary expectations. The home office is in Salem, Ore., with some travel throughout Oregon and Washington is required. The position is full-time with an excellent compensation package with benefits including mileage reimbursement, paid time off, 401(k) retirement plan and insurances.
(Posted 2/21/19)


REPORTER

Do you want to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country? Do you want to be part of a community that cares about the land and each other? And do you want to do the kind of journalism that serves the community and uses modern tools without abandoning long-held principles?

Consider the Methow Valley News, a 116-year-old, locally owned weekly near Washington’s North Cascades mountains. We are seeking a full-time news and feature reporter to help provide coverage of a rural but sophisticated community that values good journalism. We are a small organization with big ambitions. In 2015, the News won the SPJ Excellence in Journalism national award for deadline reporting by weeklies. Check our website, www.methowvalleynews.com, to see some of the special projects we have done over the past several years. We also have a very active social media presence and are committed to being a daily news and information source in addition to our print product.

News reporting and writing experience required, as are the ability to meet firm deadlines; the willingness to work nights and weekends as necessary; and photography skills. Design experience is a bonus. This could be an entry-level position for the right person, but we are looking for someone who already knows how to do journalism and is eager to join an experienced, capable staff (two of our current reporters have been here more than 10 years; our most-recent hire was formerly a correspondent for National Public Radio). Salary is competitive and will depend on experience; health care coverage is available. The position is open in April; relocation to the Methow Valley is required.

The Methow Valley is a year-round recreational destination point, featuring the largest groomed Nordic skiing trail system in North America. It is an active and involved community where the newspaper is regarded as a vital asset. Submit a cover letter, resume and representative work samples to editor@methowvalleynews.com. No calls.


FEATURES REPORTER

The Chronicle in Centralia has an opening for a talented and enthusiastic features reporter, primarily assigned to our Lewis County Weekender special section and website lewiscountyweekender.com.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing anything from long-form features to event previews, in both the alternative style of the Weekender and the more traditional style of The Chronicle’s Main and Life sections, on assignment. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to take their own photos or work with a photographer, and will also be tasked with maintaining the section’s event calendar.

In addition to the Weekender, our newsroom produces three print editions per week, several special sections per year and posts content daily to our website, Chronline.com, covering news relevant to Lewis County’s 75,000 residents and surrounding communities.

We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of the news we produce and are well-respected for our fierce commitment to the public's right to know. In the past three years, our news staff has been recognized with six C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards for distinguished reporting from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association, a Key Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government, and recognition from the Society for Professional Journalists.

We take our job seriously, but we have fun doing it. We're a scruffy, young newsroom with a passion for what we do.

Photography skills are a plus. We'd prefer a candidate with a few years of experience but will take applications from talented grads.

The position is full-time — 40 hours per week. Medical, dental, 401k and paid time off are offered for full-time employees. The Chronicle is located in Lewis County — a 90-minute drive from Seattle, Portland, two active volcanoes and the rugged Washington coast and offers some of the best outdoor opportunities in the region.

If you think you'd fit in well with our newsroom, send a cover letter, resume, clips and references to Editor Natalie Johnson at njohnson@chronline.com.

(Posted 1/10/19)

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

The Port Townsend Leader seeks a sales representative who can increase print and web advertising sales. The Leader wants a natural, someone who is not only motivated but can motivate others, can juggle multiple deadlines without breaking a sweat and staying on target for making goals each month. To succeed, you’ll need experience in sales and knowledge of print and digital advertising. Must be creative, detail oriented, outgoing and proactive. We are eager to meet you. Email Kelli Ameling at kameling@ptleader.com or mail to: 226 Adams St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

(Posted 1/10/19)

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Exciting opportunity for a skilled sales and marketing professional with knowledge of and contacts in Eastern Washington. 

Capital Press Ag Media is the Northwest’s leading Ag media outlet.  More than just a newspaper, Capital Press represents Ag in the Northwest through events, print and digital products, bringing credible, relevant coverage to readers and advertisers.  

Can you be a part of our team?  We seek someone who is skilled in business development, contract negotiations, communicates clearly with an internal support team, thrives in a CRM driven environment and has outstanding proposal and presentation skills. There is a solid book of business, but the primary goal is growth and territory development.  

Do you have what it takes? This position is field-based (home office) and requires a strongly-motivated person to travel the territory daily with regular overnights needed.  Five+ years of sales experience are required with a marketing or communications degree preferred. 

This position comes with generous compensation for someone with the drive and determination to succeed. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan, company car, expense reimbursement and insurances. Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com 
(Posted 12/27/18)