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PRESS PERSON
Press person needed at a Tuesday through Saturday morning newspaper in Pendleton, Oregon. In addition to East Oregonian newspaper, our operation prints an array of weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications. To join our team, you’ll need web press operation skills, an eye for color, mechanical ability, be a good communicator and work well with others.  Must be able to lift 50# and go up/down stairs on a regular basis. Pendleton is near the Blue Mountains, has abundant outdoor recreation and is perfect for someone who enjoys a small-town lifestyle. It is also a farming and ranching center and home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo. Wage DOE plus benefits. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), 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 hr@eomediagroup.com 
(Posted 1/18/18)


REPORTER
The Chronicle in Centralia has an opening for a hard-charging, fearless reporter who enjoys a good outdoors adventure as much as a contentious city council meeting. The successful applicant will take over the city beat for Centralia and Chehalis while covering a geographic area that includes Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier National Park. You'll join a team of four news reporters (and two sports reporters) in a newsroom of nine. We work hard to cover the news, and we have fun doing it.
The Chronicle publishes three editions each week while keeping www.chronline.com and other specialty websites wired with fresh, updated news throughout the day. We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of the news we produce. This job calls for a hard-working journalist with attention to detail and a desire to tell the stories of our county of 75,000 people and surrounding communities. Recent college graduates are welcome to apply, but we're hoping for a candidate with at least a few years of experience and the clips to prove it.
The Chronicle is just a 90-minute drive from Seattle, Portland and the Pacific Ocean, and it boasts some of the best outdoors opportunities in the region. Medical, dental and 401K are offered for full-time employees.
Send an application, references and at least three writing samples to Editor Eric Schwartz at eschwartz@chronline.com to be considered. Tell us why you enjoy reporting the news and what about your experiences would make you a good fit here at The Chronicle.


CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

Lee Enterprises in Longview, WA seeks a proven leader to oversee our Circulation Department. The Circulation Director will build circulation through sales and promotion programs, the timely distribution and availability of Lee Enterprises Media products, and adherence to service standards and practices that satisfy the expectations of the customers.

The Circulation Director will play a vital role on our management team which determines short and long-term strategy and implements the tactics necessary to grow the enterprise. This position reports to the publisher and regional circulation director and is accountable for all acquisitions and retention as well as all distribution efforts. Responsibilities include:

Execute sales and marketing programs for all circulation sales including home delivery, single copy, Newspapers In Education and bulk sales.

• Communicate and implement processes in collaboration with others on staff to achieve circulation sales growth.

• Develop and administer revenue and expense budgets.

• Set and maintain high standards of service for subscribers, single copy buyers, carriers and retailers.

Qualifications:

• Three years previous sales management and/or distribution experience.

• Ability to pull and effectively analyze data.

• Experience coaching mentoring and developing an enthusiastic staff.

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred.

As part of Lee Enterprises, The Daily News offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen, including the use of marijuana, and background check prior to commencing employment.

Please apply online at www.lee.net/Careers.
(Posted 12/21/17)

JOURNALIST, PART-TIME

Not just anyone can be a community journalist, but the lucky few know they have one of the best jobs in the world. The Anacortes American has a part-time position for a talented, properly trained journalist. This position includes reporting, writing, copy-editing, pagination, photography, videography and multimedia storytelling. Even though we are a weekly newspaper, we cover news every day, so candidates need a professional understanding of how social media and news websites operate. A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism or a related field with specific training. Recent journalism graduates will be considered. Pagination skills are a plus. Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Editor Colette Weeks at cweeks@skagitpublishing.com.

* Equal Opportunity Employer 
(Posted 12/13/17)

REPORTER, BUSINESS/GENERAL ASSIGNMENT

Do you live for the hunt of a good story? Do you have the talent to share it in a way that keeps readers hanging on your words? Do you understand that finding and retelling the news is a multifaceted process? Can you communicate in 140 characters as well as in 1,400? The daily Skagit Valley Herald of Mount Vernon, Wash., seeks a talented, tenacious and versatile journalist to report on business, government and general assignments. 

Today's journalist needs powerful reporting skills, a solid understanding of multimedia storytelling and the ability to snap a picture or catch a quick video clip. Candidates with daily newspaper experience preferred, though entry level with appropriate degree and journalism training will be considered. 

Full benefits in the beautiful Skagit Valley, just an hour north of Seattle. Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Director of Content Colette Weeks at cweeks@skagitpublishing.com

* Equal Opportunity Employer
(Posted 12/13/17)


CONTROLLER FOR MEDIA COMPANY IN SALEM, OR

We’re a fourth-generation, family-owned company with a portfolio of newspapers, magazines and digital products. We win national and regional awards for our journalism and business innovation. Our most recent honor was for Best New Digital Initiative, presented by Local Media Association. We’re proud of our 109-year heritage of publishing and the creativity of our managers and employees. 

Our top financial person is retiring. To guide the finances of the company in the future, we are seeking a controller with the education, background and leadership to guide finances in the coming years. The controller will oversee the corporate accounting team, monitor and implement internal financial controls and be responsible for financial reports and budgeting. 

You will need a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, five plus years of management experience and a firm grasp of GAAP. Strong analytical skills, regulatory knowledge, experience in the media field and a passion for streamlining functions through technology are also required. 

You will join a skilled an dedicated team, committed to keeping quality journalism in local communities throughout Oregon and Washington. Some travel is required for board meetings and budgeting. 

If you fit this description, send us a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to Human Resources, EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR, 97308 or hr@eomediagroup.com. More information on our company can be found on our web site www.EOMediaGroup.com.

(Posted 11/20/17)


EDITOR, SEATTLE WEEKLY

Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for an Editor to lead Seattle Weekly into its fifth decade. 

The editor will work with a small team of reporters and a regional support staff to tell the cultural and political stories of this rapidly transforming city every day in multiple formats. The job requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years’ experience as an editor in a highly productive, digital-first newsroom and a deep knowledge of (and love for) Seattle. It also requires tremendous amounts of patience, resilience, curiosity, and empathy. 

The right candidate will be a team player who is comfortable maintaining multiple timelines and budgets, and has experience managing web content and social media, but is willing to pick up the phone or step out to cover the action when necessary. As such, experience with reporting, photography, audio, and video is a big plus. The Editor will also serve as the public face of Seattle Weekly and should be comfortable appearing on panels and at other civic functions. 

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.com. Please be sure to note ATTN: EDITSEA 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 11/3/17)

PAGE DESIGNERS/COPY EDITORS
The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, is seeking page designers/copy editors. Applicants must possess journalism experience at a newspaper in an editing role, with an emphasis on pagination. Applicants 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. 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 designs samples to: careers@soundpublishing.com. Please include PA PAGE in the subject line.
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 a 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 news group in Washington state. (EOE) Learn more about us at www.soundpublishing.com.
(Posted 10/20/17)

PRODUCTION OPENINGS

Sound Publishing, Inc., Washington’s largest newspaper publisher has several full-time job openings at our Printing Facility in Everett, WA. 

Press 

We are seeking qualified press operators who have experience printing on single width web presses. Demonstrated experience in press make ready, ink setting, quality checking and basic crew maintenance a must. Must have a minimum of five years printing experience. Hourly Wage: $20-$24 based on experience.

Entry Level General Workers needed to jog/stack product as it comes off the press. Must be able to stand for entire shift and lift 50 lbs. repetitively. Basic math skills a must. Hourly Wage: $12.

Post-Press

We are seeking qualified insert machine operators. Positions require mechanical aptitude as well as the ability to set-up and run Muller and Goss inserting equipment. Familiarity with Kansa and Barstrom labelers and Muller stitching and trimming machines a plus. Position is Mid-shift: Tues – Fri (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) & Sat (6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.) Hourly Wage: $12.50.

Entry Level General Workers needed to feed insert hoppers and stack completed products off the inserting equipment. Positions require the ability to lift 45 lbs. repetitively and stand for entire shift. Basic math skills a must. Positions are available on Day shift (7 a.m. to 3 p.m) and Night shift (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Hourly Wage: $11.

If you are interested in joining our team, email your cover letter and resume to: careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN: PRINT in the subject line.  OR apply in person at our office, located at 11323 Commando Road W., Main Unit, Everett, WA .

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

(Posted 10/19/17)

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

A Digital Account Executive for the Kent Reporter maximizes advertising sales potential through the development of quality business relationships and promotion of new and existing advertising products. This position requires a heavy amount of prospecting and lead development with small to mid-sized businesses. 

What you will do in this role:

·  Prospect businesses in South King County to obtain advertising revenue; we want people with the ability to take full ownership of the sales cycle – contact to close

·  Work with newspaper teams to develop and deliver innovative digital solutions to businesses within the region

·  Meet and exceed regional sales targets

Qualifications:

·  3-5 years’ experience in digital sales and marketing preferred; proven prior sales success required

·  Key skills include management experience; team leadership; communication; organization; ability to build strong relationships with clients; and provide exceptional customer service, including excellent written and oral proposals

·  Reliable self-starter with strong knowledge of businesses in Snohomish County

·  An outstanding worth ethic, with the ability to think quickly on your feet

·  Must possess valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle

What we offer you:

·  Competitive salary plus commissions

·  Benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and 401k with employer match

·  Great work environment with professional sales team

The Kent Reporter is part of Sound Publishing, Washington State’s largest independent community news media company. Serving more than 38 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in Washington.  This job is Full-Time, based in Kent, WA.

If the above aligns with your skills, abilities, and career path, we’d love to hear from you!  Submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@soundpublishing.com. Please be sure to note ATTN: KENTDIGITAL in the subject line!  Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employee (EOE).  Check out our website to learn more about us!  www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 10/19/17)

COUNTY REPORTER, KING COUNTY

Sound Publishing is seeking a reporter to produce stories about issues impacting all of King County for the 16 titles that the media company operates throughout the county. The right candidate will have experience as a reporter in a highly productive, digital-first environment and possess strong writing, photography, and digital media skills. Primary coverage will include, but not be limited to, county government, sheriff’s office, transit, and environmental policy. Schedule includes occasional evening and weekend work.

Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Previous newspaper experience is required, as is a proficiency with AP style and the ability to take impactful photos and collect high-quality audio in the field.

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

Email us your cover letter, resume, and include up to five examples of your best work to: careers@soundpublishing.com, Please remember to include ATTN: COUNTY 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 10/19/17)