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Company: Yakima Herald-Republic
Seeking Versatile Reporter
Washington St.
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
April 19, 2013
Job ID: 1476557


Reporter in Washington State

The Yakima Herald-Republic (, Central Washington’s leading news source, seeks a versatile reporter who writes with urgency for the Web and can juggle a mix of breaking news, developing stories and authoritative enterprise. The beats assigned to the successful applicant will depend on his or her skills and experience; a background in covering government, business/agriculture, education or social services would be helpful.

Candidates should have daily newspaper experience and exhibit sound news judgment, good writing abilities, exceptional time management and organizational skills.

Multimedia skills — including use of mobile devices to shoot and edit video in the field — and social media experience as a reporting tool are strongly desired. The ability to read and speak Spanish fluently is a plus.

About us: The 30,000-circulation Yakima Herald-Republic is part of the family-owned Seattle Times Co., which values diversity in the workplace as well as in its coverage. We recently invested heavily in technology, developed a new content management system for all our platforms and launched a mobile multimedia strategy.

We are located in Central Washington, where agriculture — including a wine industry that’s gaining fame worldwide — is the backbone of the economy. The region offers a wealth of outdoor recreation in the Cascade Mountains and nearby rivers and lakes. Yakima has a small but thriving arts community, and the urban centers of Seattle and Portland, Ore., are just a few hours’ drive from here.

Applicants from the Western U.S. are preferred. Submit a formal letter of application explaining what you have to offer, a résumé, list of references and five to 10 stories that demonstrate beat development and initiative. Make initial inquiries to, and follow up with hard-copy mailings of clips and other requested material to Bob Crider, Editor, Yakima Herald-Republic, 114 N. Fourth St., P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909.


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