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Company: Yakima Herald-Republic
Natural Resources Reporter
Washington St.
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
August 6, 2013
Job ID: 1507150


The Yakima Herald-Republic, Central Washington’s leading news source, seeks a natural resources reporter. Responsibilities include coverage of water issues, including salmon recovery in the Yakima River Basin, water storage for agriculture and groundwater management; forest health; energy; and state and federal environmental agencies. This reporter will also cover the Yakama Nation, including tribal government, fisheries programs and cultural issues.


Applicants must have daily newspaper reporting experience covering hard news, and be able to write with urgency for the Web and juggle a mix of breaking news, developing stories and authoritative enterprise. 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 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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