The Statesman-Examiner in Colville and Deer Park Tribune are looking for a managing editor who can blend traditional news coverage with new digital and social media. Can you cover wolf depredations one minute and a city council the next? Can you lay out a traditional print publication while also maintaining our digital and social media postings? Can you juggle two weekly newspapers? If so, we want to hear from you. Based in Colville, the position also manages two staff writers and a host of stringers spread across a recreational paradise stretching from Spokane to the Canadian border. InDesign and Photoshop skills required. Email a cover letter with salary requirement and a resume to publisher Roger Harnack at email@example.com. No telephone calls, please.
SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS EDITOR/SALES COORDINATOR
Your ideal job requires at least three different hats – you probably get bored doing the exact same thing every day. You’re a hard worker who enjoys checking a task off your to-do list. You communicate with others easily, both in writing and verbally. You're quick to learn new software and processes, and you think about how to improve the way you use them.
You want to develop your skills and grow as a versatile member of a company that values your contribution.
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 person to provide a variety of support services to our editorial, sales and management staff. 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 written communication skills - as a publishing company, communicating is all that we do.
Your responsibilities will include 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, health insurance and 401K (following completion of probationary period). Tell us about yourself by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Do you like people? Are you self-motivated? Do you have a “can do” attitude?
Point Roberts Press, Inc., publisher of two community newspapers and other specialty publications, is looking for a display and digital ad sales person for Bellingham and Whatcom County. We are looking for the right candidate who:
• is highly motivated with the ability to set and meet sales goals
• has great written and verbal communication skills
• can prioritize, manage their time and be organized
• can maintain and grow established customer base
• understands the value of, and practices, consultative selling
• can coordinate and work well with fellow sales team members and other departments
• be able to maintain accuracy and have good attention to detail
• possess excellent organizational skills
• feels comfortable cold calling and following up on prospective customers
• has an outgoing personality and enjoys a goals-based environment
• has previous sales or customer service experience with a marketing or communications degree preferred
• be able to develop advertising/marketing campaigns for clients; write ad headlines and copy
• is Apple computer-savvy; preferably has experience working with CRM software
The successful candidate will have reliable transportation (auto allowance provided). We offer a base salary plus commission, bonus programs, paid vacation, health insurance and 401K (following completion of probationary period). Tell us about yourself by sending a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
We are seeking a Sales Manager with a strong leadership presence, the ability to develop a sales team and the passion to work effectively with community businesses. The Sales Manager will lead a team of top sales professionals in offering our customers a dynamic portfolio of media products.
As a Sales Manager, you'll build, motivate and empower your sales team to deliver solutions to small and medium-sized customers to make their businesses grow. With your ongoing coaching and development, you’ll drive the sales performance of your team by:
- Managing, developing and tracking your team’s performance.
- Developing and implementing strategies to acquire new business.
- Modeling effective sales strategies for your team to follow.
- Tracking and reporting key financial, budget, and sales metrics.
- Working hands on with your team through four-legged calls and presentations.
The position is based in Astoria, Ore., with frequent travel to the peninsula and south county.
This position offers a competitive commission plan plus benefits including paid time off, insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Posted Sept. 14)
ADVERTISING REP (OUTSIDE SALES)
Are you a strong closer? Do you excel at follow through? Do you have a "get-it-done" attitude?
Beacon Publishing, Inc., publisher of three community newspapers and other specialty publications, is looking for a display ad sales professional for the Mukilteo Area.
Major Responsibilities include:
- Actively pursue and develop new clients
- Build strong relationships with clients to understand and meet their needs
- Maintain client accounts in a competitive market
- Professionally represent Beacon Publishing
- Minimum Qualifications include:
- Prior sales experience (newspaper sales experience a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Outgoing personality
- Desire to provide a high level of customer service
- Deadline oriented
- Ability to work well with co-workers in a team structure
- Display advertising design skills.
- Commission salary with base to start
- Health care plan available
- Vacation plan
Send cover letter and resume to:
Jenn Barker, General Manager, Beacon Publishing, Inc., 806 5th Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275, or e-mail to email@example.com.
The Lynden Tribune in Lynden, Washington, has an immediate opening for a full-time sports/news reporter. The successful applicant will be responsible for the coverage of prep sports in the sports-crazy area of north Whatcom County, including coverage of the area high schools. Applicant will work closely with other staff members, including freelancers. Some general news assignments are also associated with the position. The ideal candidate will be familiar with a variety of sports, work well with coaches and athletes, and show proficiency in InDesign, social media and photography. Send resume and 3-5 clips, including photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daily Sun News, the 3-day-per week community newspaper for Sunnyside and the Lower Yakima Valley in Washington, is looking for the right reporter-editor to continue building and branding news coverage both in print and digital media. The successful candidate will be skilled at reporting while managing a staff of three. Knowledge of design and social media will be an advantage.
We are part of the Eagle Newspapers/Eagle Media Northwest group. FT position, many excellent benefits including health care, dental, life insurance, vacation, 401(k), FSA. EOE.
Send resumes to Andy McNab, Interim Publisher, Daily Sun News, email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Methow Valley News is looking for a full-time office manager. Requirements: Attention to detail; ability to work under deadline; familiar with bookkeeping and accounting using QuickBooks, Microsoft Word and Excel; professional customer service; proofreading; computer skills; multi-tasking; plus other duties as assigned. Previous accounting/bookkeeping experience required. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references by email, mail or fax. No phone calls. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mail: P.O. Box 97, Twisp, WA 98856, Fax: (509) 997-3277.
The Nisqually Valley News in Yelm and parent company Lafromboise Communications, Inc., have an opening for a general assignment/sports reporter.
The ideal candidate will have strong journalistic skills, knowledge of AP Style, photography experience and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Attention to detail is a must and knowledge of sports reporting preferred.
We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays) and 401K.
Send a cover letter, resume and up to five reporting samples to email@example.com.
PUBLISHER / SALES
Eagle Media Northwest / Eagle Newspapers, a family media company, seeks a self-starting, full-time Publisher who can lead an inside and outside sales team to grow print and digital advertising revenue at our multi-weekly newspaper in Sunnyside, WA.
The candidate will oversee a local sales force, and provide overall leadership of the newspaper. We are looking for an organized person who is capable of handling a generous list of accounts and drive sales performance, while building partnerships in the community.
401K, health care coverage and other benefits.
Tell us about yourself by contacting Maureen Boynton, personnel director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or send information to: Eagle Newspapers, Attn: Publisher, PO Box 12008, Salem, OR., 97309.
No phone calls, please.
The Daily Sun News, a three-day-a-week newspaper for Sunnyside WA and the Lower Yakima Valley, is looking for a full-time sports writer. Job duties will include print and online coverage of 8 high schools and outdoors news. We’re looking for a spirted sports enthusiast who can work within the fast deadlines of online reporting. Photography and pagination skills are a must.
The position offers a competitive wage and a quality benefits package including health care, 401(k), life insurance and more. EOE. We are part of the Eagle Newspapers/Eagle Media Northwest group.
Send resume, clips and letter of interest to Andy McNab, publisher, The Daily Sun News, P.O. Box 878, Sunnyside WA 98944, or by email: email@example.com.
The East Oregonian, a five-day daily newspaper in Pendleton, Ore., is looking for a full-time sports writer, based in nearby Hermiston, Ore. Job duties will include print and online coverage of high school, college and community sports and outdoor activities. We’re looking for a creative, energetic writer to produce compelling sports and outdoor features and to write game stories quickly on deadline. We want someone with strong writing skills who avoids cliches. The person hired will also edit on a limited basis and work with the Web. The position offers a competitive salary, a solid benefits package and the opportunity to live in Eastern Oregon near the Blue Mountains, Columbia River and abundant outdoor recreation. It is also home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo and perennial high school state champion contenders. Good driving record and reliable transportation required. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan and insurances. Send resume, clips and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking a Mailroom Manager. Job duties include but are not limited to; building, grounds, equipment maintenance and repair. Hiring and managing mailroom employees. Ordering and stocking all supplies for mailroom. Working with other internal departments to meet deadlines. A working knowledge of equipment repairs is a must. On the job training. This opportunity affords a minimum of 32 hours a week with generous benefits after a 60-day new hire period. Benefits include health care, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, sick, vacation and personal days, as well as 401(k) and Flexible Spending (FSA).
EOE. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and pass a pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle driving record check. Please send resume to email@example.com mail to The Omak Chronicle, PO Box 553, Omak, WA 98841. No phone calls please. Job open until filled. EOE
The Cheney Free Press is seeking a full-time staff reporter to cover news, sports and education in our circulation area of southwest Spokane County, population of roughly 30,000-plus. The position is full-time, 40-plus hours. Starting pay is $15/hour, with health care benefits and paid time off.
Applicant should have a college degree in journalism or equal. Experience in all aspects of journalism (researching, interviewing, writing, etc.) along with photojournalism, Photoshop, page design and layout (InDesign 3.0) and web experience.
Successful applicant will be responsible for coverage of a specific local beat that includes, but not limited to, civic news, sports, education and community news. We cover the cities of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights as well as news in southwest Spokane County and Eastern Washington University.
Please send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
We are seeking a general assignment reporter to cover community, features, business and agriculture news in the heart of Central Washington.
Our next reporter must have well-developed skills in English and AP style, be able to write, take pictures, enjoy social media, edit copy and work well with others, be an energetic team player, bear strong interpersonal skills, and be well organized. Preference is given to applicants from Washington state. The job becomes available June 1.
Moses Lake offers a great small town feel with big city features. Outdoor recreation is near by with close locations for hiking, skiing, powersports, fishing, golf and more.
We offer full medical coverage, paid vacation and a retirement 401(k) plan.
Please email cover letter, resume and writing samples to email@example.com or via mail to: Reporter opening, 601 S. Pioneer Way, Ste F #269, Moses Lake, WA 98837.
EASTSIDE NEWS INTERN
Founded in 1987, Sound Publishing, Inc. is the largest community news organization in Washington State. Today, more people read Sound Publishing community newspapers than traditional dailies in the markets we cover. Our titles deliver relevant, local news that directly affects the lives of those who raise families and work in the 100-plus communities we serve. Reader engagement is enhanced by our local newsrooms' dedication to our “digital first” philosophy.
Description: Sound's Eastside newsroom is searching for a news intern to help our talented team cover the news and culture for seven different titles, including the Bellevue Reporter, the Kirkland Reporter, and the Mercer Island Reporter. The interns will assist our team of news professionals with gathering and telling stories while honing their own investigative, feature, news, arts and sports writing skills. The internship is unpaid and the intern must earn credit for their time in-office.
Responsibilities: Interns will be expected to help with the researching and production of news stories. The right candidate will be able to interview sources, write stories, take photos, and use social media.
Job/Internship Location: Bellevue, WA
Hours per Week: Dependent upon applicant
Duration: Quarterly or six months
Pay/Salary: Unpaid, for school credit only
Interested? Email your resume, cover letter and best clip to ATTN: Eastside Intern, firstname.lastname@example.org