Reporter (doing real journalism)

Malheur Enterprise

Vale, Oregon

Date Posted November 28, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $35,000


TAKE THIS JOB IF DOING REAL JOURNALISM STIRS YOU -- Look. You have lots of places you can start or even advance your budding career. Don't overlook us because we're small and remote. You'll learn more about how to perform real reporting, to really dig in, to show courage in the face of challenges than you will in most of today's newsrooms.

This is the place for an early stage journalist to develop skills under close mentorship under one of the country's top investigative reporters and innovating editors. Join a team with a national reputation for local news and help us demonstrate community news is as much about enterprise and investigative reporting as it is rodeo queens and high school graduations. We are advancing work on solutions journalism and devising ways to better serve our large Latino population.  We deliver stories that set the community agenda. We're determined to be viewed as a source of trusted, accurate news. Those aren't platitudes with us.  This reporter will be the lead on education and city news, help with sports, and participate in projects.

What do you need to qualify? Energy and ambition rank high. Spanish, spoken and written, would be a huge plus. We are eager to add diversity to our team. Clean writing is vital. Photo skills an asset. You'll work directly under the direction of Les Zaitz, editor/publisher, who is a two-time Pulitzer finalist with a long history as a top investigative reporter. As for living circumstances, you'll be about an hour from Boise, a dynamic growing city with lots of life, and near some of the most spectacular and remote rivers and canyonlands anywhere.

This is a job for someone eager to be among the best and learn from the best. Don't let our size fool you. Applicants should first research Malheur County, the Malheur Enterprise (to see what's been accomplished) and Zaitz (to see what you might learn.) Give a listen to the piece NPR's "Morning Edition" did on the Enterprise:

Send your resume, a cover letter, and three recent stories that show your abilities. Your letter should demonstrate you did your homework as outlined above, indicating your takeaways about our community and our newsroom. If you want to be part of a top team, learn great skills,  and prepare for your next job, there is no better job in the U.S.


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