Wallowa County Chieftain

Want to put your journalism experience to use for a family-owned weekly newspaper in a stunningly beautiful Oregon community? This is your opportunity.

The Wallowa County Chieftain is seeking an Editor who believes in the value of community journalism. Topics include outdoor recreation, forest health, water supply and wildlife habitat, in addition to coverage of small-town life.

The Chieftain is located in Enterprise, Oregon, just an hour away from La Grande and three hours from Boise. The community has deep agricultural roots and a growing arts community. The location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

We seek an energetic, creative, outgoing and hard-working Editor. This is your opportunity to join a company that believes in community journalism. The Chieftain is a weekly newspaper in Eastern Oregon and is part of EO Media Group, an award-winning and innovative news organization with active family of owners.

We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish in print, on line and with social media. You’ll manage and mentor two newsroom employees and work with a professional page design team. Your journalistic integrity is a must. Leadership, budgeting, multi-media and mentoring experience are a plus. This is a hands-on position that edits and writes stories; takes photos; posts daily to our web site; and uses social media to engage readers. Along with the Chieftain’s Publisher, you will need to be involved in the community.

EO Media Group owns 11 newspapers and 17 websites that provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities we serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press.

Competitive pay plus paid time off, 401(k) /401(k) Roth retirement plan and insurances.

Application Instructions: 

Candidates with an education in journalism or a related field, plus leadership experience should send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com