Reporter

Company: 
The Blue Mountain Eagle
City: 
John Day
State: 
OR
Categories: 
Type: 

The Blue Mountain Eagle, a family-owned weekly newspaper in a stunningly beautiful

Oregon community, seeks an energetic, dedicated reporter.

The Eagle is located in John Day, where seeing deer in front yards is normal and traffic

is unheard of, just three hours from Bend and Pendleton. Surrounded by scenic forests

and dissected by mountain streams, the location offers year-round recreational

opportunities, including fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, snowmobiling and

horseback riding.

Despite the picturesque environment, the community is at the center of an evolving

natural resource restoration economy, which gains statewide and even national

attention.

Despite the small-town charm, the residents are engaged and politically active in local

and national debates, and hard-hitting stories are never hard to find. Ongoing topics

include state and federal policies, forest health, logging, public lands grazing, water

supply, wildlife habitat improvements and wildfire resilience, in addition to coverage of

small-town life and local government. The position offers a wealth of breaking news

and enterprise opportunities.

Serving the community for 146 years, the Eagle is the oldest weekly newspaper in

Oregon and is part of EO Media Group, an award-winning and innovative news

organization with an active family of owners. This position offers excellent

advancement opportunities in a company that prefers to hire from within. 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.

We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news and excited about the

opportunity to publish in print, online and through social media. Candidates must be

able to develop story ideas, take photographs, develop sources, prepare website and

social media updates and work in a cooperative team environment. Journalistic

integrity is a must.

Journalism education or experience is required for this full-time position offering

health and retirement benefits. Send resume, letter of interest and up to five clips to

EO Media Group, P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048; by fax to 503-371-2935; or by

email to hr@eomediagroup.com.

Deadline: 
Application Instructions: 

Journalism education or experience is required for this full-time position offering

health and retirement benefits. Send resume, letter of interest and up to five clips to

EO Media Group, P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048; by fax to 503-371-2935; or by

email to hr@eomediagroup.com.