JOB DESCRIPTION -- We need a watchdog/breaking news reporter to tackle local government and public affairs reporting for a new team of journalists at a digital news organization in western Oregon. This reporter will be expected to break news, dig into the “why” behind that news, and develop enterprise and investigative reports that shy away from turn-of-screw coverage. This will be a relentlessly local -- but not small time -- focus. To join us, you should drive to excel at your craft, be ever interested in getting better as you learn from one of the top investigative reporters around, and have a competitive streak yearning for a strong outlet. We expect every story to matter.
ABOUT US: We’re a new all-digital organization being developed by Les Zaitz, a two-time Pulitzer finalist and long-time investigative reporter and editor at The Oregonian. He also is turning a rural weekly into a journalism powerhouse, beating national newspapers for major awards, and partnering with outlets like ProPublica to tackle ambitious projects. This is a well-funded, cutting edge startup to serve a metropolitan market in Oregon. The reporter will report to the managing editor.
APPLY: Send resume, cover letter outlining why you are interested, expectations, and salary needs to: firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE: June 30, 2018.
QUALIFICATIONS: Three years experience, preferably in newspapers. Demonstrated ability to produce clear, engaging stories, including enterprise and investigative reports that readers can understand. Ability to manage social media accounts.
About Malheur Media
Oregon media company with print and online operations focused on quality and aggressive local news coverage.