Reporter (Everett, WA)

The Daily Herald is seeking an experienced reporter to help spearhead our coverage of the environment and climate change, a topic of great importance to our Pacific Northwest readership.

The ideal candidate is a clear, concise and prolific writer who can tackle breaking news and also produce in-depth stories that provide our readers insight into some of the more complex issues that confront our region. Those include sea-level rise, forest and tidal lands preservation, climate-driven population migration and restoration of endangered species including salmon and our iconic Orcas. You’ll need a good pair of boots.

An ability to develop a wide-range of sources in business, government and academia is a must.

The reporter should be comfortable taking photos and video and have an aptitude for alternative forms of digital storytelling.

The Herald is committed to expanding coverage of the environment and climate change and recently established a community fund to solicit tax-deductible contributions to support that work, including collaboration with freelance journalists.

The environment/climate reporter might also be called on to author a subscriber email newsletter and be a representative or moderate panel discussions at Daily Herald events.

This reporter will also be pulled into other assignments as news dictates, including municipal government coverage.

The Daily Herald, with the website HeraldNet.com, has been the leading news and information source in Snohomish County, Washington, for more than a century.

We are in Everett, a vibrant and growing community 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, framed by breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east.

The position is full-time. Please email an introductory letter and a resume to careers@soundpublishing.com and include “environmental reporter” in the subject line.

We offer benefits, including medical/vision/dental/life, short and long-term insurance, 401k with an employer match and paid time off.