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DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (KENT, WA)

A Digital Account Executive for the Kent Reporter maximizes advertising sales potential through the development of quality business relationships and promotion of new and existing advertising products. This position requires a heavy amount of prospecting and lead development with small to mid-sized businesses.

What you will do in this role:

  • Prospect businesses in South King County to obtain advertising revenue; we want people with the ability to take full ownership of the sales cycle – contact to close
  • Work with newspaper teams to develop and deliver innovative digital solutions to businesses within the region
  • Meet and exceed regional sales targets
  • Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years’ experience in digital sales and marketing preferred; proven prior sales success required
  • Key skills include management experience; team leadership; communication; organization; ability to build strong relationships with clients; and provide exceptional customer service, including excellent written and oral proposals
  • Reliable self-starter with strong knowledge of businesses in Snohomish County
  • An outstanding work ethic, with the ability to think quickly on your feet
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle

    What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary plus commissions
  • Benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and 401k with employer match
  • Great work environment with professional sales team

The Kent Reporter is part of Sound Publishing, Washington State’s largest independent community news media company. Serving more than 38 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in Washington. This job is Full-Time, based in Kent, WA.

If the above aligns with your skills, abilities, and career path, we’d love to hear from you! Submit your resume and cover letter to the noted email address and be sure to note ATTN: KENTDIGITAL in the subject line!

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Check out our website tolearn more about us!www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 5/16/18)

MULTI MEDIA SALES CONSULTANT (KENT, WA)   

·      Do you have a proven track record of success in sales and enjoy managing your own territory?

·      Are you competitive and thrive in an energetic environment?

·      Do you desire to work for a company that offers uncapped earning opportunities?

·      Are you interested in a fast paced, creative atmosphere where you can use your sales expertise to   provide consultative print and digital solutions?

Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for self-motivated, results-driven people interested in a multi-media sales career. Position is responsible for print and digital advertising sales to an eclectic and exciting group of clients in the Kent community.

Successful candidates will be engaging and goal oriented, with good organizational skills and will have the ability to grow and maintain strong business relationships through consultative sales and excellent customer service. Professional sales experience necessary; media experience is a definite asset but not mandatory.

Every day will be a new adventure! You can be an integral part of the Kent community while helping local business partners succeed in their in print or online branding, marketing and advertising strategies.

In addition to aSign-On Bonus (paid at completion of 6 mos and 12 mos employment), we offer you a great salary and benefits package to include:

·      Mileage reimbursement for use of your personal vehicle for business

·      Health Insurance – Company pays significant amount toward premiums for employee and dependents

·      Short Term, Long Term, Life, and AD&D insurance paid for by Company

·      Paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays)

·      401K with Employer Match

If you meet the above-noted qualifications and are seeking an opportunity to be part of an award-winning media company, we’d love to see meet you! Please email your cover letter, including salary requirement and resume to us atcareers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN:MMSCKENT in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to learn more about us!www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 5/16/18)

VISUAL JOURNALIST (EVERETT, WA) 

The Daily Herald is a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. and is filling a vacancy on its award-winning photo staff. Our newspaper and website serve Snohomish County with timely and intensely local coverage. This is a community journalism job well-suited for a photojournalist who has worked in equivalent or slightly smaller markets.

Candidates must have prior news organization experience and be able to provide samples of their work. Should have some multi media skills and be able to gather and write basic information to accompany photos or videos as needed. Must be a clear communicator, organized and efficient; and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Position also requires ability to drive a motor vehicle, and walk considerable distances.

We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401(k) with an employer match.

To be considered, email us your cover letter and resume with a min. of three professional references; and provide four to six examples of your best work (online links preferred) to: careers@soundpublishing.  Be sure to include ATTN: EDHPHOTO in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.  Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com 
(posted 5/9/18)

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Capital Press, a weekly agriculture newspaper and website, covering our Eastern Washington sales territory, is looking for an advertising sales representative. Solid sales and marketing skills, demonstrated ability to build business while maintaining existing customers and general computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word) are crucial.  This position is field-based (home office) and requires daily territory travel, and some overnight travel.  Wage plus commission and benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan, company car and insurances. Capital Press is owned by EO Media Group, a family-owned and run company for over 100 years.  Send resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Chronicle in Centralia and parent company Lafromboise Communications, Inc., have an opening for an experienced graphic designer. 

The Chronicle publishes three editions per week and periodic special sections. We pride ourselves on the quality and quantity of the news we produce. This job calls for a hard-working designer with attention to detail and a desire to tell the stories of our county of 75,000 people and surrounding communities.

The Chronicle is a 90-minute drive from Seattle, Portland, two volcanoes and the Washington coast and offers some of the best outdoors opportunities in the region. Medical, dental and 401k are offered for full-time employees. 

Responsibilities include pagination of The Chronicle’s Main, Life and Sports sections, design work for tabs and other specialty publications and other assignments as needed.Designers with newspaper experience are preferred. Fluency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Apple computers is a must. 

Send a resume, references and design samples to Editor Natalie Johnson at njohnson@chronline.com to be considered. 
(Posted 4/30/18)

CIRCULATION MANAGER

East Oregonian has a rare opening for the right person to join our leadership team in Pendleton.  If you have solid marketing and management skills, plus a hands-on leadership approach and believe in the need to provide our community with relevant and credible news and information, we want to talk to you.

This position works to ensure delivery of our products and grow circulation of our print and online publications in Pendleton and Hermiston, plus Grant and Wallowa counties.  This position focuses on strategic growth through sales and outstanding customer service. The ability to learn industry-specific software is important, as is the ability to use tools such as spreadsheets and marketing data. In addition to overseeing staff, you’ll nurture relationships with the post office, independent contractors and industry leaders both on and off-site. These leaders within our company will train and guide you as you develop in this critical position. 

Benefits include paid time off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send resume and letter of interest stating salary requirements to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR  97308-2048 or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com.

(Posted 4/25/18)

REPORTER

The Chinook Observer, current Washington state General Excellence winner, is the 118-year-old news source for an island-like seashore peninsula on Washington state’s wild outer coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. We are a small paper that does big journalism in print and online.

Your primary beat will be government, including two city councils, a county commission, public utility boards, and county, state and federal agencies. This is a great job for a highly motivated, self-directed reporter with boundless curiosity. You will be expected to publish three to six bylines each week, help with production, and perform some light office duties. Manage your time well, and you will have room to pursue projects that excite you. You must be willing to give and receive constructive feedback. We believe tough, independent news coverage must coexist with a sincere customer-service attitude.

While we love our idyllic setting and brilliant neighbors, our coastal communities struggle with economic and environmental change. As one our reporters, you’ll be expected to become an expert and help interpret all this — plus all the good stuff.

The good stuff includes pristine Willapa Bay, largest single source of the nation’s oysters. A major regional tourist destination, our population swells to 75,000 on peak summer weekends. Bolstering our reputation as a center for historical/cultural tourism are Lewis and Clark National Park, Cape Disappointment State Park and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Lifestyle attractions include world-class pedestrian and water trails, dozens of miles of beach, amazing wildlife, and close proximity to Astoria, Oregon — the West Coast’s oldest American city — as well as Portland and Seattle.

Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger and Oregonian feature-writing star Tom Hallman — both Pulitzer Prize winners — are among our neighbors and subscribers. Krist Noveselic of Nirvana is another active member of our amazing communities. “Your paper represents all that is good in journalism. You respect your readers, challenge them when need be, and remind them of the place and people in the community they call home,” Hallman commented.

Our dedicated family-owned company provides benefits including 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, or e-mail hr@eomediagroup.com.
(Posted 4/19/18)

REPORTER (Whidbey Island, WA)

The Whidbey News-Times, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is seeking a Reporter with InDesign, Photoshop experience to cover community news and guide award-winning special publications, including our annual visitors guide, The Islander. Ideal for someone with a knack for design and interest in niche publications. Requires strong journalistic skills, knowledge of AP Style, photography experience, and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K with an employer match.   

Send us a cover letter explaining your interest in our newspaper, a resume, and up to five reporting samples to: careers@soundpublishing.com  Be sure to include ATTN: WNTREP in the subject line. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.  Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com
(Posted 4/4/18)

JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

Seeking newspaper journalist for weekly award-winning newspaper in Omak, located in the beautiful Okanogan County. Diverse beat includes school sports, local and regional government coverage and general features. We’re a small team that offers a hardworking person the opportunity to participate in many areas of the newspaper and its specialty publications. Duties will also include producing daily written content and video clips suitable for social media and website engagement. Strong photography skills and familiarity with AP style guide required, plus the ability to be organized and meet deadlines. This opportunity affords 30 hours a week with generous benefits after a 60-day new hire period. Benefits include health care, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, sick, vacation and personal days, as well as 401 (k) and Flexible Spending (FSA).

EOE. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurability and pass a pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle driving record check. Send resume, cover letter, writing and photo samples to: tmyers@omakchronicle.com or to: The Chronicle – Attn: Teresa Myers, P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA, 98841. No phone calls please. 
(Posted 4/3/18)

EASTSIDE NEWS INTERN
Founded in 1987, Sound Publishing, Inc. is the largest community news organization in Washington State. Today, more people read Sound Publishing community newspapers than traditional dailies in the markets we cover. Our titles deliver relevant, local news that directly affects the lives of those who raise families and work in the 100-plus communities we serve. Reader engagement is enhanced by our local newsrooms' dedication to our “digital first” philosophy.

Website: www.soundpublishing.com

Description: Sound's Eastside newsroom is searching for a news intern to help our talented team cover the news and culture for seven different titles, including the Bellevue Reporter, the Kirkland Reporter, and the Mercer Island Reporter. The interns will assist our team of news professionals with gathering and telling stories while honing their own investigative, feature, news, arts and sports writing skills. The internship is unpaid and the intern must earn credit for their time in-office.

Responsibilities: Interns will be expected to help with the researching and production of news stories. The right candidate will be able to interview sources, write stories, take photos, and use social media.

Job/Internship Location: Bellevue, WA

Hours per Week: Dependent upon applicant

Duration: Quarterly or six months

Pay/Salary: Unpaid, for school credit only

Interested? Email your resume, cover letter and best clip to ATTN: Eastside Intern, mbaumgarten@soundpublishing.com
(Posted 3/29/18)

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER
Come work for the award winning Newport Miner weekly community newspaper in beautiful northeastern Washington and northern Idaho. Full time with benefits, some journalism experience required. AP style, proficient in Word, photography experience a plus. We cover two counties, four school districts, seven towns, two states and a plethora of community happenings. This is a great place to learn the trade or hone your craft. Email resume, cover letter and clippings to michellenewportminer@gmail.com
(Posted 3/27/18)

PRODUCTION OPENINGS

Sound Publishing, Inc., Washington’s largest newspaper publisher has several full-time job openings at our Printing Facility in Everett, WA. 

Press 

We are seeking qualified press operators who have experience printing on single width web presses. Demonstrated experience in press make ready, ink setting, quality checking and basic crew maintenance a must. Must have a minimum of five years printing experience. Hourly Wage: $20-$24 based on experience.

Entry Level General Workers needed to jog/stack product as it comes off the press. Must be able to stand for entire shift and lift 50 lbs. repetitively. Basic math skills a must. Hourly Wage: $12.

Post-Press

We are seeking qualified insert machine operators. Positions require mechanical aptitude as well as the ability to set-up and run Muller and Goss inserting equipment. Familiarity with Kansa and Barstrom labelers and Muller stitching and trimming machines a plus. Position is Mid-shift: Tues – Fri (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) & Sat (6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.) Hourly Wage: $12.50.

If you are interested in joining our team, email your cover letter and resume to: careers@soundpublishing.com and be sure to include ATTN: PRINT in the subject line.  OR apply in person at our office, located at 11323 Commando Road W., Main Unit, Everett, WA .

Sound Publishing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Go to our website www.soundpublishing.com to find out more about us!
(Posted 2/14/18)

PAGE DESIGNERS/COPY EDITOR

The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, is seeking a page designer/copy editor. Applicants must possess journalism experience at a newspaper in an editing role, with an emphasis on pagination. You need to be able to work calmly, accurately and quickly under daily deadline pressure in a busy newsroom. Knowledge of, and interest in, local news is required, as is excellent news judgment and the ability to write and edit with precision. This is a full-time position and includes excellent benefits, paid time-off and a 401(k) with company match. To apply, email your resume and a minimum of three design samples to careers@soundpublishing.com

Gateway to Olympic National Park and Victoria, British Columbia, Port Angeles gets half the rainfall of Seattle, yet is close enough to enjoy Seattle, our rain forests, great fishing and other outdoor activities and pleasant lifestyle. The Peninsula Daily News is the leading news source on Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula and part of Sound Publishing, the largest community news group in Washington state. (EOE) Learn more about us at www.soundpublishing.com

(Posted 2/1/18)