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ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE

(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 Mill Creek 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.

Salary:

  • Commission salary with base to start
  • Health care plan available
  • Vacation plan

Closing date: November 30, 2017

 

Send cover letter and resume to: Jenn Barker, General Manager, Beacon Publishing, Inc., 806 5th Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275, or e-mail to gm@yourbeacon.net.
(Posted 11/17/17)

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)

SALES MANAGER
Are you a seasoned sales manager looking for a work hard, play hard environment? Are you a tech-savvy, passionate leader that thrives on the success of your team? Do you have an upbeat, energetic attitude that fosters positive relationships with clients and colleagues, with 2-3 years of relevant sales management experience?

If you answered yes to these questions, we’d love to talk with you here at Capital Press Ag Media. Capital Press, a division of EO Media Group, is the largest agricultural publication in the West. Our well-respected and recognized brand is poised to grow in both print and digital.

We seek a seasoned sales manager to lead Capital Press' sales teams. The sales manager is responsible for goal-setting, operation, and ultimate success of our experienced, dynamic regional and inside sales teams. As the guiding hand for the teams, excellent motivational and interpersonal skills are a must. The right candidate for this position will be detail-oriented and skilled at handling multiple projects while maintaining a positive attitude. Prior media or agriculture experience preferred. Maximizing use of a CRM is mandatory. This position also manages a small but important base of major accounts. The sales manager reports to the advertising director.

Capital Press is based in Salem, Oregon, with routine travel throughout the Northwest. 

Competitive wage plus bonus with company car or mileage reimbursement  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, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com
(Posted 10/17/17)

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

The Vidette in Montesano, Wash., has an opening for a full-time reporter. We value enterprise and reporters who dig. We’re looking for someone to produce clear, brightly written stories relevant to real people reading us in print, on our website and in social media. Ability to take photos is a plus, as is familiarity with social media. Montesano is on the Washington Coast, an hour from the Olympic Rain Forest and two hours from Seattle. Benefits include, but are not limited to paid vacation, sick and holidays, medical, dental and life insurance, and a 401(K) plan with company match. Send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: careers@soundpublishing.com for immediate consideration.  The Montesano Vidette is part of Sound Publishing; Western Washington's largest community news organization.  EOE
(Posted 10/4/17)

REPORTER
The Camas-Washougal Post-Record, an award-winning weekly newspaper covering the communities of Camas and Washougal in Southwest Washington, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover city government, news features and other general interest stories.

We pride ourselves on providing hyperlocal journalism to the Camas-Washougal community and strive to produce exclusive, local stories that engage, excite and educate our readers. Our ideal news reporter is someone who can hit the ground running, work primarily out of our downtown Camas office and know how to make connections within the local community.

Preferred qualifications include:
• A bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 3 years of experience
• Demonstrated ability to cover hard news beats, write general interest community stories, and enterprise in-depth news features
• Experience covering politics and local/regional government
• Ability to shoot photos and break exclusive stories in print, online and/or on social media
• Bonus points for applicants who have experience in page design, investigative reporting or covering environmental issues

Located just a few miles east of the Portland/Vancouver metro area, near the western entrance of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Camas-Washougal area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, while still attracting those who appreciate the area’s many restaurants, art galleries, retail shops and family friendly community events.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, which includes profit sharing/401(k).  If this is the job for you, please send a one-page cover letter, resume and at least three clips to Managing Editor Kelly Moyer at kelly.moyer@camaspostrecord.com or to 425 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, WA 98607. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 10/4/17)


REPORTER/EDITOR

Experienced reporter/newspaper editor needed for award-winning weekly newspaper in Morton. If you understand 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. This position involves extensive reporting and hands-on editing in beautiful east Lewis County. 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 8/11/17)