General Newspaper Reporter (Poulsbo, WA)

The award-winning weekly newspaper, North Kitsap Herald, in beautiful Poulsbo, WA, on the Kitsap Peninsula, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. Bring your reporting know-how to a newsroom that’s determined to make a difference. We want a skilled and passionate writer who isn’t afraid to tackle meaty news stories.  Experience with photography and Adobe InDesign preferred. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics.  The ideal candidate is comfortable writing hard news and features, both long-form and short. Weekly or daily newspaper experience is preferred, though time worked on student publications and internships will be considered. Must be comfortable using a smartphone in the field to take photos and shoot video.

Send a letter, resume and work samples that demonstrate:

  • Stories you’ve done that were important to your community.
  • Your ability to cover a beat in a reliable, productive and timely fashion.
    Sufficient bandwidth to file developing versions of the same story to the web and print in a single news cycle.
  • A knack for developing enterprise reports that are both substantive and interesting.
    Skills you possess that will strengthen our digital storytelling — audio, visuals, mapping, graphic, data, and others.
  • Writing that is clean, clear and engaging — qualities that indicate you could help edit your colleagues’ stories.
  • Please send web links along with any print samples you submit.

This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE. No calls, please. To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com  and be sure to include GenRep Poulsbo in the subject line; (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) three or more non-returnable relevant work samples in PDF or Text format  (and/or a link to them); (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined, and (4) three references. Please also include your salary requirements.

Sound Publishing, www.soundpublishing.com, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.