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The Inlander seeks a news writer

April 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Inlander, a family-owned urban weekly newspaper in Washington state, is looking for an ambitious NEWS WRITER to join its award-winning editorial team. As the region’s thriving and healthy alternative weekly, our readers depend on us to seek out truth and tell stories that no one else does.

We are looking for a journalist who sees their beat as a well of investigative stories. We want a reporter who exposes wrongdoing and corruption, and scrutinizes the actions of those in power. We want a writer who knows a good story when they see one, who can write a piece of creative nonfiction filled with scene, characters and tension, and who can find and analyze solutions for our time’s most troubling issues.

In short, the position will focus on original, in-depth, revelatory and investigative reporting, but has many opportunities to showcase lively and insightful writing.

The perfect candidate is a skilled writer and hungry storyteller who understands that creativity, deep reporting and developing sources is vital to quality journalism. We want someone who is bursting with ideas and not only eager for large projects, but also geared up for weekly reporting on what’s happening locally and beyond. Finally, we are committed to truth and fairness, and understand the strong grounding that journalistic ethics provide. You must be as well.

The writer will:

  • Pitch and write stories on deadline that our readers will want to read.
  • Have a knack for finding fresh, compelling and surprising stories.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and sources.
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks and duties in a dynamic environment.
  • Pay tremendous attention to detail, admit mistakes and take responsibility.
  • Be comfortable talking to people from all backgrounds and demographics.
  • Be committed to truth and fairness, and treat all sides of an issue with integrity, respect and empathy.
  • Have excellent news sense and good judgment.
  • Be able to write all manner of stories — from short, newsy briefs to long, immersive narratives.
  • Be curious, critical and compassionate.

If you think you’re a fit, please send a cover letter, resume and several samples of your work to the Inlander’s editor, Nicholas Deshais, at

Salary: There is the potential for this to be a full- or part-time position, and compensation depends on experience, but will range from $35,000 to $50,000 a year.

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