Coast River Biz Journal in Oregon seeks reporter
Make a splash in journalism by joining the reporting staff of the ambitious Coast River Business Journal, located where the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean meet. This is a highly dynamic and news-filled place, where Portlanders and Seattleites come to make their dreams of coastal living come true. You will get to tell stories about their creativity and struggles.
We have a rising tide of young and second-career entrepreneurs starting new craft breweries, restaurants, retail stores, galleries and online businesses. You will need to be as curious, engaged and creative as they are. Our traditional industries — tourism to forestry, seafood to homes sales/construction, farming of everything from organic vegetables to legal marijuana — all are wide awake and gaining renewed momentum in a fast-expanding regional economy. We’ll expect you to dig beyond the superficial and explain where these industries are going, and why.
You should arrive with polished writing skills, a strong work ethic and robust curiosity to delve into the professional lives of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most interesting and imaginative business people.
With your geographical beat spanning Clatsop County, Ore., and Pacific County, Wash., you can choose to live on the Long Beach Peninsula, Astoria or Oregon’s North Coast. While this position is managed from Long Beach, you will also sometimes work from our Astoria and Seaside offices.
Healthcare is one of our region’s rapidly expanding economic sectors and we want to hear your ideas about how to cover it in ways that are useful to those in the caring professions, as well as engaging for the community members they serve.
Our coast is comfortable and still affordable. It’s a place where our reporters and their families purchase homes and establish careers that are richly connected to the Northwest interior.
We offer a competitive wage, a generous benefit package, and a warm and friendly office environment in Mac-based buildings. We work hard but have fun — the ocean beach is a short stroll from our Long Beach and Seaside offices. We enjoy world-class restaurants, fantastic salmon and deep-sea fishing, amazing wildlife and bird watching, and many other outdoor activities. Portland is two and a half hours; Seattle three hours.
Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send clips, 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 email@example.com