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Company: Yakima Herald-Republic
Assistant City Editor
Washington St.
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
August 20, 2013
Job ID: 1511706


The 30,000 circulation Yakima Herald-Republic seeks an assistant city editor to help reporters develop and complete a wide range of stories while embracing the Web and other platforms as essential means of communication.

The assistant city editor works in tandem with another ACE and reports to the city editor. Applicants should have a hard-news reporting background and at least two years supervisory experience. The job requires highly tuned organizational, planning, time-management and critical thinking skills. The ability to read and speak Spanish fluently is a plus, as is experience working with the Web and social media as a reporting tool.

The Herald-Republic has lots of good stories to cover. The Yakima Valley is a leading agricultural area known for its apples, other crops and a growing wine industry that has gained attention worldwide. The Valley is also immersed in contentious issues involving gang violence, immigration, politics and use of natural resources. The Valley’s population is increasingly Latino, and its history is rooted in the American Indian tribes that make up the Yakama Nation.

For leisure, Central Washington offers a wealth of outdoor recreation in the Cascade Mountains and the region’s 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.

The Herald-Republic is part of the family-owned Seattle Times Co., which values diversity in the workplace as well as in its coverage. Applicants should submit a formal letter explaining what they have to offer this newspaper, a résumé, a list of references, and work samples – either stories you've written as a reporter or stories you've directed and edited, or both. Make initial inquires to, and follow up with hard copies of clips and other material to Bob Crider, Editor, Yakima Herald-Republic, 114 N. Fourth St., P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909

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