General/enterprise reporter

Malheur Enterprise

Vale, Oregon

Date Posted December 27, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $35,000
Website http://www.malheurenterprise.com

Description:

A PLACE TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER -- Look. You have lots of places you can start or even advance your 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. You'll work directly under the direction of Les Zaitz, editor/publisher. 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.

Applicants should first research Malheur County and the Malheur Enterprise (to see what's been accomplished). Give a listen to the piece NPR's "Morning Edition" did on the Enterprise: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/26/670058419/digging-deep-into-local-news-a-small-newspaper-in-rural-oregon-is-thriving

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. And we can start you tomorrow.

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