Malheur Enterprise, Vale, Oregon

Date Posted September 30, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT/ENTERPRISE REPORTER -- We have an immediate opening for an ambitious reporter who wants to 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.  Our news team has built a reputation for turning a weekly newspaper in rural eastern Oregon into a model for how powerful local news can mean business success. We're interested in stories that set the community agenda. We're interested in being a source of trusted, respected news. This reporter will be the lead on education and city news, help with sports, and participate in projects. You'll work with an editor who has significant daily and weekly professional experience in investigative reporting. You'll join a news team that in recent years consistently wins journalism awards. 

What do you need to qualify? Energy and ambition rank high. Spanish, spoken and written, would be a huge plus. We want to break news before a meeting happens. You need to show an ability to find out the "why" behind significant local stories. Clean writing is vital. Photo skills an asset, as would be video, social media skills. 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 who wants to help change journalism and help change the community. 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 happened the past three years) and Zaitz (to see what you might learn.) Given a listen to the piece NPR's "Morning Edition" did on the Enterprise:

Send your resume and a cover letter that demonstrates you did your homework, you learned something 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.

CLOSES:  Oct. 14, 2020


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