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REPORTER

The Chinook Observer, current Washington state General Excellence winner, is the 118-year-old news source for an island-like seashore peninsula on Washington state’s wild outer coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. We are a small paper that does big journalism in print and online.

Your primary beat will be government, including two city councils, a county commission, public utility boards, and county, state and federal agencies. This is a great job for a highly motivated, self-directed reporter with boundless curiosity. You will be expected to publish three to six bylines each week, help with production, and perform some light office duties. Manage your time well, and you will have room to pursue projects that excite you. You must be willing to give and receive constructive feedback. We believe tough, independent news coverage must coexist with a sincere customer-service attitude.

While we love our idyllic setting and brilliant neighbors, our coastal communities struggle with economic and environmental change. As one our reporters, you’ll be expected to become an expert and help interpret all this — plus all the good stuff.

The good stuff includes pristine Willapa Bay, largest single source of the nation’s oysters. A major regional tourist destination, our population swells to 75,000 on peak summer weekends. Bolstering our reputation as a center for historical/cultural tourism are Lewis and Clark National Park, Cape Disappointment State Park and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Lifestyle attractions include world-class pedestrian and water trails, dozens of miles of beach, amazing wildlife, and close proximity to Astoria, Oregon — the West Coast’s oldest American city — as well as Portland and Seattle.

Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger and Oregonian feature-writing star Tom Hallman — both Pulitzer Prize winners — are among our neighbors and subscribers. Krist Noveselic of Nirvana is another active member of our amazing communities. “Your paper represents all that is good in journalism. You respect your readers, challenge them when need be, and remind them of the place and people in the community they call home,” Hallman commented.

Our dedicated family-owned company provides benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan.  Send clips, resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048, or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com.
(Posted 4/19/18)

REPORTER (Whidbey Island, WA)

The Whidbey News-Times, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is seeking a Reporter with InDesign, Photoshop experience to cover community news and guide award-winning special publications, including our annual visitors guide, The Islander. Ideal for someone with a knack for design and interest in niche publications. Requires strong journalistic skills, knowledge of AP Style, photography experience, and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

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.   

Send us a cover letter explaining your interest in our newspaper, a resume, and up to five reporting samples to: careers@soundpublishing.com   Be sure to include ATTN: WNTREP 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 4/4/18)

JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

Seeking newspaper journalist for weekly award-winning newspaper in Omak, located in the beautiful Okanogan County. Diverse beat includes school sports, local and regional government coverage and general features. We’re a small team that offers a hardworking person the opportunity to participate in many areas of the newspaper and its specialty publications. Duties will also include producing daily written content and video clips suitable for social media and website engagement. Strong photography skills and familiarity with AP style guide required, plus the ability to be organized and meet deadlines. This opportunity affords 30 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 insurability and pass a pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle driving record check. Send resume, cover letter, writing and photo samples to: tmyers@omakchronicle.com or to: The Chronicle – Attn: Teresa Myers, P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA, 98841. No phone calls please. 
(Posted 4/3/18)

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.

Website: www.soundpublishing.com

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, mbaumgarten@soundpublishing.com
(Posted 3/29/18)

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER
Come work for the award winning Newport Miner weekly community newspaper in beautiful northeastern Washington and northern Idaho. Full time with benefits, some journalism experience required. AP style, proficient in Word, photography experience a plus. We cover two counties, four school districts, seven towns, two states and a plethora of community happenings. This is a great place to learn the trade or hone your craft. Email resume, cover letter and clippings to michellenewportminer@gmail.com
(Posted 3/27/18)

REGIONAL PUBLISHER & REVENUE DIRECTOR 

Oregon beckons! Located in Pendleton, Ore., near the Columbia River and the Blue Mountains, this community in Eastern Oregon offers abundant outdoor recreation and is perfect for someone who enjoys a small-city lifestyle.

EO Media Group, a family-owned company, is seeking a proven Regional Publisher & Revenue Director for multiple publications and digital platforms.  This area is a mix of ranching and bike tours, fine dining and wine tasting, nature and the arts, a rich history and the world-famous Pendleton Round-Up.

We are seeking a strong, hands-on leader to oversee the management team and inspire our revenue producers to grow the top line for our Tuesday through Saturday daily, three weeklies and specialty publications. Our digital media Marketplace has won national awards and is poised for growth. We’ve invested in the best software available with a strong CRM to help you lead. You must be knowledgeable about all departments, have a track record of sales growth balanced with expense management and a desire to engage with our communities to succeed in this position.

This position is based in Pendleton, Ore., but regular travel through national forests, open range and high mountain scenery is necessary to oversee the weeklies.

Comprehensive benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send resume and letter of interest including salary requirements and why you want to grow with us to EO Media Group, P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com.
(Posted 3/14/18)

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.

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 2/14/18)

MULTI-MEDIA SALES CONSULTANT - OUTSIDE

The Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune, a division of Sound Publishing, is looking for a self-motivated , results driven person interested in a multi-media sales career. This position is based out of Oroville, WA. 

Do you have a proven track record of succession sales and enjoy managing accounts?
Are you competitive and thrive in an energetic environment? 

Are you interested in a fast paced, creative atmosphere where you can use your sales expertise to provide consultative print and digital solutions to companies seeking to promote their business’ products and services?

If you answered YES to the above, then we are looking for you!  As part of our sales team you are expected to maintain and grow existing client relationships, as well as develop new client relationships.  The successful candidate will also be goal-oriented, have organizational skills that enable you to manage multiple deadlines, provide great consultative sales and excellent customer service. 

If you have these skills, and enjoy playing a pro-active part in impacting your local business clients’ financial success, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@soundpublishing.com.  Be sure to note: OVGTSALES in the subject line!

Position receives salary plus commissions; and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and 401K with company match. Sales positions require use of your personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver's License and proof of active vehicle insurance, as well as current Driver’s Abstract.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employee (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.  Check out our website to learn more about us! www.soundpublishing.com
(Posted 2/8/18)

PAGE DESIGNERS/COPY EDITOR

The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, is seeking a page designer/copy editor. Applicants must possess journalism experience at a newspaper in an editing role, with an emphasis on pagination. You 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. This is a full-time position and includes 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 news group in Washington state. (EOE) Learn more about us at www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 2/1/18)