Dining, Food, and Drink Reporter

The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon

Date PostedMay 07, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$35,000 to $40,000

The Register Guard, a Gatehouse newspaper in Eugene, Oregon, is seeking an experienced reporter to cover Lane County’s burgeoning food, drink and restaurant scene. Eugene-Springfield is home not only to some of Oregon’s best culinary traditions but also vibrant, growing craft breweries and boutique wineries.

This person should have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of food and cooking techniques and should be able to explain the difference between braising, blanching and boiling, what spatchcocking is and the flavor yuzu will impart to a dish. As well, they are equally comfortable explaining how to make a dry martini that would make Hemmingway proud or tell readers why an IPA made from fresh hops is a can’t miss experience.

This reporter would be able to develop local sources throughout the industry from chefs to bartenders, servers, restaurant owners, brewers, vintners, manufacturers and others. The ideal candidate will not only be able to tell our readers where the best burger, sushi or vegan chicken and waffles is – and why they should eat it – but also be able to inform our readers about the latest trends and developments in the local food and drink industry. This reporter also has a big-picture understanding of the business of food and drink and can explain its impact on the local community.  

Excellent reporting and writing skills, attention to detail and demonstrated knowledge of how to use social media to engage with audiences and extend the reach of reporting is necessary. 

Schedule will vary according to workload; night and weekend work may be required. Applicants should have a degree in journalism or related field of study or equivalent work experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, application and work samples to rgjob.applications@registerguard.com. Complete job description, instructions and applications can be found online at http://projects.registerguard.com/pages/rg-jobs/

All employment offers are contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug screening

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