Sports reporter

Shelton-Mason County Journal

The Shelton-Mason County Journal in Shelton, Washington, has an opening for a full-time sports reporter. We are a family-owned weekly newspaper located at the foot of the picturesque Olympic Mountains on Puget Sound.        The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and photography skills, and feel comfortable writing game stories, features, personality profiles and more. We value clarity, accuracy, creative thinking, organization, enterprise and storytelling. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.        The sports reporter will be responsible for covering three high schools in Mason County, as well as some outdoor recreation stories, such as fishing, hunting, hiking or kayaking. Some night and weekend work will be necessary.    You’ll join a hard-working, award-winning news staff that is consistently named among the best in Washington. You'll be among the best reporters, photographers and designers in the state.        Our readers are thirsty for local sports — they demand it. Your job is to tell the stories between the goal posts. In addition to writing game stories, you’ll write in-depth features, take high-quality photos and maintain relationships with coaches and players. You’ll be in the rain, sun and snow, but your work will matter. We want somebody who knows their reporting will be cut out and hung in high school hallways and work cubicles.        But what good is work if there’s nothing to do for fun? Luckily, we’re located just minutes away from hiking, biking, fishing, boating and other recreational opportunities. We’re less than a half hour away from the state capital. We’re about 90 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle.        The Journal is the newspaper of record for Mason County’s 60,000 residents. We have a rich history — we’re older than the state of Washington.        We offer a competitive salary with opportunities for advancement and training, paid time off, and a health club membership. Northwest candidates encouraged.        Email non-generic cover letter, resume, four clips, and three professional references to Editor Adam Rudnick at

Application Instructions: 

Email non-generic cover letter, resume, four clips, and three professional references to Editor Adam Rudnick at