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REPORTER & SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS EDITOR

This position calls for someone who knows how to cover local news from the school district to local events and new businesses and more. Are you skilled at researching and going beyond the surface to get the real answers? Are your interviewing skills up to snuff? Do you want to develop your skills and grow as a versatile member of a company that values your contribution?
And do you like the outdoors? If so, you’ll want to be the special publication editor of such titles as Mount Baker Experience, Waterside and Pacific Coast Weddings. You may not be an all-round athlete but you should be an enthusiast if you’re going to be dealing with freelance writers and photographers.
If this sounds like you, you might be the right person to join a small, locally owned publishing company producing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual publications – often on overlapping schedules. We're looking for an engaged (and engaging), conscientious individual with energy, creativity and drive. Learn more about the company at www.pointrobertspress.com.
We're looking first for the right type of person for this position - smart, adaptable, reliable, punctual and quick. You'll need solid writing skills – because that’s Job 1 for this position. Above all, accuracy is utmost importance.
Your responsibilities will include reporting on local organizations and school sports (when they resume). You’ll be responsible for the editorial direction and project management of two annual magazines and a weekly e-newspaper. Additionally, you’ll be primarily responsible for copy editing a weekly and monthly newspaper and a quarterly magazine, scheduling and coordinating freelance contributors and working closely with other editorial and production personnel.
Ideally, you will have a degree in journalism and be familiar with InDesign, Photoshop and Word. Knowledge of Constant Contact would be a plus. Maintaining and growing a social media presence is an important component of this position.
Benefits include paid vacation and health insurance (following completion of probationary period). Tell us about yourself by sending a cover letter and resume to pgrubb@pointrobertspress.com. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 11/10/20)

GENERAL REPORTER (Port Townsend, WA)

The award-winning weekly newspaper, Peninsula Daily News, in beautiful Port Townsend, WA, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. We want a skilled and passionate writer who isn't afraid to tackle meaty news stories. Experience with photography and Adobe InDesign preferred. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics.

The ideal candidate is comfortable writing hard news and features, both long-form and short. Weekly or daily newspaper experience is preferred, though time worked on student publications and internships will be considered. Must be comfortable using a smartphone in the field to take photos and shoot video.

Position requires:

 

  • 1-2 years experience as a newspaper reporter
  • 4-year college degree in Communication, Journalism, English, or equivalent journalism experience
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver's License and proof of active vehicle insurance
  • Job involves pagination, including knowledge of digital photography and Adobe InDesign, in addition to Web page management. The ideal candidate must:
  • be organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, efficient, well organized and possess excellent multitasking skills;
  • be a self-starter but team-oriented with lots of flexibility;
  • possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills;
  • have strong writing and layout skills;
  • be exceptional with the public and willing to get involved in community activities.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick, and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. Send resume with cover letter, and three or more non-returnable clips in PDF or Text format to careers@soundpublishing.com, ensuring they demonstrate:

 

  • Stories you've done that were important to your community.
  • Your ability to cover a beat in a reliable, productive, and timely fashion.
  • Sufficient bandwidth to file developing versions of the same story to the web and print in a single news cycle.
  • A knack for developing enterprise reports that are both substantive and interesting.
  • Skills you possess that will strengthen our digital storytelling — audio, visuals, mapping, graphic, data, and others.
  • Writing that is clean, clear, and engaging — qualities that indicate you could help edit your colleagues' stories.
  • Please send web links along with any print samples you submit.

Please include in the subject line ATTN: GenRep - PDT Reporter.

Sound Publishing, www.soundpublishing.com, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

(Posted 10/28/20)

JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP

The Daily Herald is now accepting applications for our 2021 internship program set to begin in January. We prefer journalism majors who are juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who have college and professional multimedia experience and who intend to pursue a career in journalism.

The person selected for the program can expect to cover important news stories, while receiving training in researching, interviewing, writing, multimedia, and other essential skills from veteran journalists.  Our last two interns are now staff members! 

The length of the internship is negotiable, based on the applicant's academic calendar.

This is a paid position. Applicants who are Washington residents are preferred. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our newsroom staff is currently working remotely. Interns will be expected to live in or very near Snohomish County. Interns must find their own housing, have a valid driver's license and auto insurance, and access to a vehicle.

If interested, upload a cover letter, resume, references, and up to 5 of your best clips to: careers@soundpublishing.com and include: EDHINTERN in the subject line.

The deadline for applying is Nov. 30, 2020. We expect to make our selection in early December. 

The Daily Herald with its website, HeraldNet.com, has been the leading news and information source in Snohomish County, Washington, for more than a century. We are in Everett, a vibrant and growing community 30 miles north of Seattle, framed by Puget Sound to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east.

(Posted 10/21/20)

SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Marysville, WA)

Do you love being part of the community?

The North County Outlook is seeking a full- or part-time advertising sales representative to join our hometown newspaper team! Preference is for self-motivated, results-driven people who are excited to share the many benefits of newspaper, online, and niche product advertising.

The North County Outlook is locally-owned and operated since 2007.

Please email resume to sue@northcountyoutlook.com.

(Posted 10/15/20)

PAGE DESIGNER/COPY EDITOR (PORT ANGELES, WA)

The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, is seeking page designer/copy editors. Applicants must possess journalism experience at a newspaper in an editing role, with an emphasis on pagination. They need to be able to work calmly, accurately, and quickly under daily deadline pressure in a busy newsroom. Knowledge of, and interest in, local news is required, as is excellent news judgment and the ability to write and edit with precision. Schedule will be Sunday through Thursday, generally 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. These are full-time positions and include excellent benefits, paid time-off, and a 401(k) with company match. To apply, email your resume and a minimum of three design samples to careers@soundpublishing.com.

Gateway to Olympic National Park and Victoria, British Columbia, Port Angeles gets half the rainfall of Seattle, yet is close enough to enjoy Seattle, our rain forests, great fishing, and other outdoor activities and pleasant lifestyle. The Peninsula Daily News is the leading news source on Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula and part of Sound Publishing, the largest community newsgroup in Washington state. (EOE) Learn more about us at www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted 10/15/20)

 

 

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Oroville, WA)

Love being a part of your community? Come work with us at Sound Publishing, Inc. -

Washington’s largest community newspaper organization - where every day can be a new adventure!

Enjoy using your consultative sales skills, partnering with local business owners in the Okanogan area to help them grow their business through branding, marketing, and advertising strategies and celebrating their successes.

Sound Publishing, Inc., is looking for self-motivated, results-driven people who are excited to share the many benefits of newspaper, online, and niche product advertising. The sales position is responsible for both print and digital advertising.

What we offer you:

  • Benefits package including health insurance paid time off, and 401k with employer match
  • A great work environment with a professional sales team

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you! Please email your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN: MMSC-Okanogan in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Visit our website to learn more about us! www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted 10/15/20)

MULTIMEDIA SALES CONSULTANT (ABERDEEN, WA)

The Daily World, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated, results-driven sales consultant to help local businesses achieve customer growth through digital and print marketing efforts. Successful candidates will be engaging and goal-oriented, with good organizational skills.

Sound Publishing and The Daily World offer a large number of marketing options to help businesses grow. From print ads in our 7 locally distributed newspapers, niche publications and special sections, ads on our websites, leveraging the entire Sound Publishing catalog and extended reach digital marketing we have something that can benefit any business; and that’s just the start of what we offer!

No two customers are alike. Knowing how to listen to their needs and apply the vast array of marketing options that Sound Publishing has to help them achieve their goals will be the key to success. This position requires creative problem solving with a solution-based mindset.

If you’re someone who enjoys a challenge, is self-motivated with a positive attitude, can think outside the box with an eye towards answers then we want to talk to you! Previous sales experience is not required. Compensation commensurate with experience. We offer health insurance, paid time off, and 401k with employer match.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to Careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN: Aberdeen MMSC-O in the subject line.

(Posted 10/15/20)

INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA) 

Are you ready for an exciting career in multi-media advertising? The Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record, divisions of Sound Publishing, Inc. are looking for an Inside Sales Representative for our office in Whidbey Island, WA to generate sales for our print and online products. Successful candidates will be engaging and goal-oriented, with good organizational skills, and will have the ability to grow and maintain strong business relationships through consultative sales and excellent customer service. Professional sales experience necessary; media experience is a definite asset but not mandatory. If you have these skills and enjoy playing a pro-active part in helping your clients achieve business success, please apply.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Strong sales, customer service, and phone solicitation skills.
  • Computer-proficient in database and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and possess good problem-solving skills.

We offer competitive base pay with commissions, and a benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid time off including vacation and sick leave.

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you!

Please email your cover letter, including salary requirements and resume to careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN: MMSC Whidbey in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Visit our website to learn more about us! www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 10/15/20)

MULTIMEDIA SALES CONSULTANT (WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA)

Are you ready for an exciting career in multi-media advertising? The Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record, divisions of Sound Publishing, Inc. are looking for a Multimedia Outside Sales Consultant for our office in Whidbey Island, WA to generate sales for our print and online products. Successful candidates will be engaging and goal-oriented, with good organizational skills and will have the ability to grow and maintain strong business relationships through consultative sales and excellent customer service. Professional sales experience necessary; media experience is a definite asset but not mandatory. If you have these skills and enjoy playing a pro-active part in helping your clients achieve business success, please apply.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Strong sales, customer service, and phone solicitation skills.
  • Computer-proficient in database and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and possess good problem-solving skills.
  • Have a valid WA State driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.

We offer competitive base pay with commissions, and a benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid time off including vacation and sick leave.

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you!

Please email your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to careers@soundpublishing.com  and be sure to include ATTN: ADREP Whidbey in the subject line.

(Posted 10/15/20)

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Juneau, AK) 

Are you ready for an exciting career in multi-media advertising? The Juneau Empire, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for an Advertising Sales Representative for our office in Juneau, AK to generate sales for our print and online products. Successful candidates will be engaging and goal-oriented, with good organizational skills, and will have the ability to grow and maintain strong business relationships through consultative sales and excellent customer service. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and sometimes weekends to attend social networking events. Professional sales experience necessary; media experience is a definite asset but not mandatory. If you have these skills and enjoy playing a pro-active part in helping your clients achieve business success, please apply.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Strong sales, customer service, and phone solicitation skills.
  • Computer-proficient in database and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and possess good problem-solving skills.

We offer competitive base pay with commissions, and a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid time off including vacation and sick leave.

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you! Please email your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to careers@soundpublishing.com the link provided and be sure to include ATTN: ADREP Juneau in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Visit our website to learn more about us! www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 10/15/20)

CIRCULATION SALES MANAGER (Port Angeles, WA)

Do you have strong leadership skills? Are you looking for a good job with stability and opportunity for growth? If so you need to apply! Must be a reliable self-starter with excellent customer service skills. Position contracts, trains and supervises adult motor route drivers and carriers. Must be well organized, detail-oriented, dependable and able to work independently. Reliable automobile required plus proof of insurance and good driving record. This is a Temporary Full-Time position and includes mileage reimbursement. Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@soundpublishing.com. EOE. Learn more about us on the web at www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted 10/15/20)

REPORTER (Moses Lake, WA)

The Columbia Basin Herald seeks a full-time reporter. We publish a daily five days a week, plus a weekly, a monthly, a basket of slick magazines, plus three websites and social media.

Our offices are in Moses Lake, the center of Washington. Here in the Columbia Basin, the weather is mild and dry. Our community is built around an 18 mile lake with 3,000 acres of sand dunes and plenty of trails for hiking and outdoor activities. 

The successful applicant will be a multi-talented writer and photographer who is dedicated to excelling at local coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and contributing to special sections. Must be organized and committed to accuracy and fairness. This person reports to the managing editor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent experience
  • Strong writing and photography skills
  • Experience with use of computers and cameras
  • Multimedia experience
  • Time management skills
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Proficiency with grammar and AP style
  • Be able to meet and communicate well with the public on newspaper and community issues
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Able to work some nights and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

Essential functions:

  • Cover assigned beats and produce accurate news and features
  • Develop leads and story ideas as well as produce assigned stories
  • Prepare content elements for publication online and in print on deadline
  • Assist in areas as assigned

Send your cover letter, resume and work samples to editor@columbiabasinherald.com.

The Columbia Basin Herald is an equal opportunity employer. We are a part of Hagadone Corp., a family-owned company with news organizations also in northern Idaho and Montana.

(Posted 8/13/20)

EDITOR (Moses Lake, WA)

The Columbia Basin Herald seeks an experienced journalist to join our news team. Under direction of the managing editor, the local editor will help guide news coverage online and in our newspaper, published five days a week. We also publish a weekly, a monthly and several annual magazines. We are based in Moses Lake, in the center of Washington, where the weather is dry and outdoor recreation is abundant. Our region is noted for world-class agriculture, but some well-known companies are also prominent in the area. 

The successful applicant will be committed to accuracy and fairness and have a drive for engaging community journalism. Must be organized and able to juggle work on multiple publications on different schedules. We are looking for a wide skill set for this responsible position. It includes working closely with reporters, and it may include writing opportunities and helping increase audience engagement through social media.

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience

· Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills

· Multimedia experience

· Time management skills

· Understanding of journalistic ethics

· Ability to make decisions based on sound news values

· Proficiency with grammar and AP style

· Daily newspaper experience preferred

· Computer skills

· Experience with InDesign

· Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

· Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

Duties may include:

· Edit and rewrite copy

· Handle breaking news

· Assist with online platforms

· Assist with publication production on deadline

· Design pages

· Write articles and create content elements

Maybe you are an experienced reporter with hands-on experience in page design and proofreading or websites and social media. Maybe you are a city editor or an experienced copy editor and designer who enjoys being involved in the wider news operation. We want to talk with you.

Send your cover letter, resume and work samples to editor@columbiabasinherald.com.

The Columbia Basin Herald is an equal opportunity employer. We are a part of Hagadone, a family-owned company with news organizations also in northern Idaho and Montana.

(Posted 8/12/20)

EDITOR/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Executive Director & Editor, Senior News, Thurston County Council on the Aging.

Salary range: $48,000 – $65,000 depending on qualification and includes employee benefit package. POSITION OPEN TILL FILLED. Target Start Date: Feb 10, 2021.

This is a unique opportunity to oversee the general daily operations of the Thurston-Mason Senior News and the Medical Equipment Bank. Hours will vary dependent on activity schedules.

This position is responsible for the managing and editing functions of the Senior News, including but not limited to content creation of the newspaper (including collecting submissions from authors, writing, photography, layout, and design of the publication) and full oversight of editorial content. This includes any applicable website and/or social media updates. Candidate must demonstrate good written communication skills, including impeccable spelling, punctuation, grammar, and attention to detail.

The Editor is responsible for overseeing the printing and distribution of the paper, all phases of production and recruitment and management of volunteer delivery drivers. This includes the collection of subscription additions and list changes, which are communicated to a list service vendor for subscription maintenance, as well as working to increase the mailing list.

Duties will also include advertising sales, working with the bookkeeper to develop sound policies for prompt payment, submitting timely reports to both the bookkeeper and the board, and attending board meetings of the Thurston County Council on the Aging (TCCA).

The Medical Equipment Bank (or MEB) is a service of the Thurston County Council on the Aging and is located in Lacey, WA. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the MEB, which is run by volunteers. The Editor must be prepared to respond to situations that may arise in the operation of the MEB, such as accidents, incidents, injuries, or other such instances. The editor will also work with volunteers in collecting donations, fundraising efforts, and will publish MEB information and updates in the paper and on correlating websites.

The Executive Director will be responsible for developing appeal and drafting and managing the production of fundraising efforts at the approval of the board. Also included is the expectation to expand fundraising prospects and grow outreach methods, which will include but not be limited to writing grants.

Job qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in communications or public relations or equivalent experience; Five years minimum experience in design for printing, writing, editing, layout and photography; Proficient in Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, PDF conversion; experience with advertising sales, billing, and working with a bookkeeper, as the continued success of the newspaper depends on revenue generated through ad sales; willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed and must have reliable transportation and provide proof of car insurance. To be considered, please submit a resume, references, and portfolio electronically tothurstonmasonseniornews@gmail.com or by mail: TCCoA Board, Re: Executive Director Position c/o Joyce Wilms, PO Box 7184, Olympia, WA 9850.

(Posted 8/5/20)