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The Columbian seeks a homelessness & affordable housing reporter – community funded

April 3, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s family-owned news leader, seeks a full-time reporter to join its two-reporter community funded team covering homelessness and affordable housing.

The positions are funded for at least three years and focus on project-level coverage of efforts to address Clark County’s homelessness crisis and cover the county’s affordable housing issues and solutions.

While these positions are community funded, donors do not have any editorial control over the reporter’s work. Full editorial independence will be maintained.

The ideal candidate will enjoy both hard news and enterprise work and regularly produce in-depth packages for Sunday A1 and online special reports.

We seek someone with the desire, knowledge and experience to be able to present their journalism in a variety of formats, including in writing and in person.

We expect them to be committed to telling the stories of underrepresented communities and focus their coverage through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Two to three years of reporting experience for a daily newspaper.
  • Demonstrated ability to report and write complex enterprise and project stories.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media and multimedia as tools for gathering and disseminating news.
  • Demonstrated experience telling stories of underrepresented individuals, cultures and communities.

Salary range: $19 to $20 an hour depending on experience.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to focus on one of the key issues of our times, please send a cover letter indicating your salary requirements and online experience, along with your résumé and five work samples to:

The Columbian, attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666,

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