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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)