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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER
The Peninsula Daily News, a division of Sound Publishing Inc, is seeking an Arts and Entertainment reporter with a minimum of two years experience to join our energetic and award-winning newsroom. We're looking for a seasoned reporter who likes local theater, art, and festivals and knows the importance of writing about them in a community newspaper. We focus on families, community and local events. We need a reporter who embraces variety and who can manage a calendar, as well as an, expose. Our features writer produces stories for the A&E section as well as the Sunday features section, Home & Garden, health and other features pages, as well as stories for the news pages and A1.

This job requires someone who:
• Has an educational background that prepares him/her for journalism;
• Has knowledge of and interest in contemporary trends and popular culture, including fashion, food, dining, TV, stage, art, film, music, and home decorating.
• Is able to juggle daily and in-depth assignments without extensive oversight.
• Is able to plan and meet department productivity expectations.
• This position requires the use of a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of current insurance.

If interested in applying, please provide:
1. A cover letter describing your accomplishments and why you feel you're the right person for this position;
2. A current resume;
3. Up to, but no more than, six examples of your best work;
4. Three professional references – individuals who can discuss your ability to do this job. These references must be provided with your letter and resume.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com  and be sure to include A&E Reporter in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format  (and/or a link to them); and (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing, www.soundpublishing.com, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
(Posted 5/10/19)


REPORTER

The award-winning weekly newspaper, North Kitsap Herald, in beautiful Poulsbo, WA, on the Kitsap Peninsula, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. Bring your reporting know-how to a newsroom that's determined to make a difference. 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 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.

Send a letter, resume and work samples that 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.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com  and be sure to include GenRep Poulsbo in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format  (and/or a link to them); (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined, and (4) three references. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing, www.soundpublishing.com, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
(Posted 5/10/19)


REPORTER

The Grays Harbor Newspaper Group is looking for a reporter who is also good with a camera to cover a geographic beat along the Washington Coast. The newspaper group includes The Daily World based in Aberdeen, Wash., and three weekly papers. One of the weeklies is based in the town of Ocean Shores. That will be the heart of the coverage area, but the job will sometimes entail reporting for all the publications. We're looking for someone who writes clear stories about complex matters, and who will find and tell stories about real people and life on the coast. We value enterprise and reporters who dig. Photography and strong social media credentials are a must. Send writing and photography samples to the email provided, and make sure to include in the subject line: Attention - GR Ocean Shores.

Aberdeen is on the Washington Coast, two hours from Seattle, an hour from the Olympic Rain Forest and 30 minutes from the beach. Aberdeen is located on Grays Harbor, a large saltwater port on the coast of Washington. We’re 30 minutes from the beach, an hour from the rainforest and Olympic National Park and two hours from Seattle.

This job requires someone who:

• Has an educational background that prepares him/her for journalism;
• Has knowledge of and interest in contemporary trends and popular culture, including fashion, food, dining, TV, stage, art, film, music, and home decorating.
• Is able to juggle daily and in-depth assignments without extensive oversight.
• Is able to plan and meet department productivity expectations.
• This position requires the use of a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of current insurance.

If interested in applying, please provide:
1. A cover letter describing your accomplishments and why you feel you're the right person for this position;
2. A current resume;
3. Up to, but no more than, six examples of your best work;
4. Three professional references – individuals who can discuss your ability to do this job. These references must be provided with your letter and resume.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com  and be sure to include GR Ocean Shores in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format  (and/or a link to them); and (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and recognizes that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity, and vision of our employees. Sound Publishing, Inc. strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Go to our website www.soundpublishing.com to learn more!
(Posted 5/10/19)


REPORTER

The Quincy Valley Post-Register is looking for a full-time reporter to cover the Quincy, Washington, area and tackle a range of topics, including local sports, for our weekly paper and website.

Quincy offers a talented reporter plenty of variety and stories to tell. The city is growing, with a new city hall and an amazing new high school set to open this summer. Besides agriculture and food processing, Quincy has added large data centers to its economic mix. Being at the center of the state means we enjoy sunny weather and are within reach of most of Washington’s recreation.

Reliability, teamwork and flexibility are musts in our operation, as is the ability to travel in western Grant County and beyond. Spanish skills are a plus; photography skills are needed; page design experience is desired; and commitment to quality and on-time performance is required. 

We want to find the best reporter for our small team soon, so send your resume and questions to Dave Burgess at news@qvpr.comtoday.

The Post-Register is part of Wick Communications, a group of news organizations mostly in the West. It includes the Wenatchee World, which provides us printing with color on every page and other support.
(Posted 5/9/19)

 

REPORTER
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 5/9/19)

TERRITORY MANAGER

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 5/8/19)

REPORTER

The Grant County Journal is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter. Entry-level qualifications welcomed. Applications available at the office, 29 Alder SW, Ephrata, Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, and Fri 9am-12pm. Mail resume to: PO Box 998, Ephrata, WA 98823. Email: moser@gcjournal.net
(Posted 4/26/19)

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 an accurate, creative and hardworking reporter to cover county government, police and courts.

We value spot news hustle. You must have a nose to ferret out key issues and what’s truly important for the reader. You should be fluent in social media, breaking news, photography and video. 

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 group that values enterprise reporting. 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. 

Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send resume, cover letter and work samples to hr@eomediagroup.com.
(Posted 4/25/19)


SPORTS & COURTS REPORTER

The Statesman-Examiner in Colville has an immediate opening for a "sports and courts”  reporter. Yes, we want you to cover winners and losers. Begin your workday by checking in with local cops and courts, then move onto sports and outdoor recreation. We cover high schools in Stevens and Ferry counties, hunting, fishing, golf and other outdoor recreation. Mid-summer, you can even cover a snowmobile race on the Pend Oreille River. We have a strong managing editor, so we’re looking for a strong sports aficionado. Come be a part of a growing newspaper in a beautiful city that still wants — and expects — a strong community newspaper. E-mail resume, clips and references to Publisher Roger Harnack at 
publisher@statesmanexaminer.com. No calls, please.
(Posted 4/23/19)


EDITOR & REPORTER POSITIONS

Editorial opportunities with growing and vibrant community weekly newspaper group based in beautiful Southwest Washington. If you embrace the importance of quality journalism, strong local coverage, ethical values, and connecting with the community, we’d like to talk with you about joining our team as a reporter or editor. We offer Health, Dental, Vision and retirement benefits in a growing company with opportunities for advancement. Send cover letter, resume and clips to: Frank DeVaul, DeVaul Publishing, Inc., 429 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA 98532, or respond by e-mail to 
fdevaul@devaulpublishing.com.

(Posted 4/23/19)

EDITOR

Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for an Editor to lead the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. This is not an entry-level position. Requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years of newspaper experience including writing, editing, pagination, photography and monitoring social media.

The successful candidate:
• Has a demonstrated interest in local political and cultural affairs.
• Possesses excellent writing and verbal skills, and can provide representative clips from one or more professional publications.
• Has experience editing reporters' copy and submitted materials for content and style.
• Is proficient in designing and building pages with Adobe InDesign.
• Is experienced managing an opinion page, writing cogent and stylistically interesting commentaries, and editing a reader letters column.
• Has experience with social media and newspaper website content management and understands the value of the web to report news on a daily basis.
• Has proven interpersonal skills representing a newspaper or other organization at civic functions and public venues.
• Understands how to lead, motivate, and mentor a small news staff.
• Must develop a knowledge of local arts, business, and government.
• Must be visible in the community.
• Must possess reliable, insured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.)

This position is based in Vashon Island, WA.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K with an employer match. If you are interested in joining our team, email us your cover letter and resume to careers@soundpublishing.comPlease be sure to note ATTN: EDITRO-VI in the subject line.

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

(Posted 4/21/19)

MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

Where the Columbia River meets the Umatilla Plateau and the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon is a dynamic, story rich and photogenic environment. It is also home to one of America's best small family-owned daily newspapers and websites. The East Oregonian, headquartered in Pendleton, Oregon, has an opening for a full-time multi-media journalist. We value news judgement, accurate and timely reporting, creativity, and the ability to tell a story in both words and image. You must be able to meet deadlines, turn around story assignments, edit still and/or video images, and write accurate and informative captions. Multimedia and video skills are a plus. You will work alongside other top-notch journalists at an award-winning daily newspaper. You will also be required to generate story ideas and photo/video galleries from your work. You must be willing to work a flexible schedule which can often include nights and weekends. Candidates should have 2 - 3 years reporting and photography experience, be able to operate sophisticated camera equipment, have knowledge of editorial content management systems, Adobe Photoshop and a college degree in journalism or related experience. In addition, reliable transportation with a valid in-state driver’s license and good driving record are required.   Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and an electronic portfolio of writing samples, slideshows, and photo pages, including a sampling of hard news, sports, breaking news, and features to EO Media Group at hr@eomediagroup.com
(Posted 4/16/19)

ADVERTISING SALES
The Olympic Peninsula News Group, in beautiful Port Angeles, WA, is interviewing for a position in the advertising department sharing the many benefits of newspaper, online and niche product advertising with new accounts and current clients.

This is a fast-paced, challenging position that requires a self-starter, someone ready to hit the ground running, with no limits on success. Our sales staff is equipped with the latest, most up-to-date research and is fortunate to sell the leading media on the Olympic Peninsula, whether that be print or online. Applicants must be forward thinking and able to apply the many benefits of Olympic Peninsula News Group advertising to a variety of businesses.

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.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and expand advertising sales volume with present accounts
  • Develop and sell new advertising accounts

Required skills:

  • Independent detail-oriented work
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing workload requirements
  • Ability to maintain composure and multi-task in a deadline environment
  • Good organizational and troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing, the production process, ad design/layout, and market competition.
  • Excellent communication skills with power of persuasion and persistence.
  • Bilingual is preferred, but not mandatory.

Also required, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and maintain adequate liability insurance on the vehicle you use for company business.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

What we offer you:

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

Interested candidates, email your resume to careers@soundpublishing.com and include in the Subject Line: MMSC-Olympics.  Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us at www.soundpublishing.com.

(Posted 4/12/19)

REPORTER

The Bellingham Business Journal, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for an energetic and experienced reporter. We are looking for a team player willing to assume a leadership role in the local business community through publication of the monthly journal and daily web journalism. This Full-Time position will focus on business news and features that report on local politics and events that affect the Bellingham business community. The ideal applicant will have a general understanding of local commerce and industry, education, employment and labor issues, real estate and development, and related public policy; be able to spot emerging business issues and trends; write clean, balanced and accurate stories that dig deeper than simple features; develop and institute readership initiatives; be proficient in layout and design using Adobe CS3 (Macintosh); and use BBJ’s website and online tools to gather information and reach the community.

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.

We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.)

Please email your cover letter, resume, and max. of 10 work samples to:careers@soundpublishing.com  ATTN: BBJ

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

(Posted 4/9/19)

EDITOR

Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for an Editor to lead the Renton Reporter and Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. This is not an entry-level position. Requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years of newspaper experience including writing, editing, pagination, photography and monitoring social media.

The successful candidate:
• Has a demonstrated interest in local political and cultural affairs.
• Possesses excellent writing and verbal skills, and can provide representative clips from one or more professional publications.
• Has experience editing reporters' copy and submitted materials for content and style.
• Is proficient in designing and building pages with Adobe InDesign.
• Is experienced managing an opinion page, writing cogent and stylistically interesting commentaries, and editing a reader letters column.
• Has experience with social media and newspaper website content management and understands the value of the web to report news on a daily basis.
• Has proven interpersonal skills representing a newspaper or other organization at civic functions and public venues.
• Understands how to lead, motivate, and mentor a small news staff.
• Must develop a knowledge of local arts, business, and government.
• Must be visible in the community.
• Must possess reliable, insured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.)

This position is based in our regional office in Federal Way.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K with an employer match. If you are interested in joining our team, email us your cover letter and resume to careers@soundpublishing.comPlease be sure to note ATTN: EDITEAST in the subject line.

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

(POSTED 4/3/19)


REPORTER
The Grays Harbor Newspaper Group is looking for a reporter who is also good with a camera to cover a geographic beat along the Washington Coast. The newspaper group includes The Daily World based in Aberdeen, Wash., and three weekly papers. One of the weeklies is based in the town of Ocean Shores. That will be the heart of the coverage area, but the job will sometimes entail reporting for all the publications. We're looking for someone who writes clear stories about complex matters, and who will find and tell stories about real people and life on the coast.  We value enterprise and reporters who dig. Photography and strong social media credentials are a must. Send writing and photography samples to careers@soundpublishing.com, and make sure to include in the subject line: Attention - GR Aberdeen.

Aberdeen is on the Washington Coast, two hours from Seattle, an hour from the Olympic Rain Forest and 30 minutes from the beach. Aberdeen is located on Grays Harbor, a large saltwater port on the coast of Washington. We’re 30 minutes from the beach, an hour from the rainforest and Olympic National Park and two hours from Seattle.

The Daily World is part of Washington state’s largest newspaper group, Sound Publishing Inc. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, 401K (currently with an employer match), paid vacation (after 6 months), and paid holidays.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and recognizes that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity, and vision of our employees. Sound Publishing, Inc. strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Go to our website www.soundpublishing.com to learn more!

(POSTED 4/3/19)