The Astorian, one of the Pacific Northwest's best small newspapers, has a rare opportunity for a creative journalist with a passion for the arts, strong editing and writing skills and an eye for design.
Coast Weekend is a weekly arts and entertainment magazine focusing on art, music, food, culture, history, books and the outdoors. It is distributed widely in the community and inserted in The Astorian and Chinook Observer newspapers. It is published every Thursday, focusing on the North Coast of Oregon and the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington. The Columbia-Pacific is a vibrant region for the arts - from music festivals to community theater, Astoria's FisherPoets Gathering and Fort George Brewery's Festival of Dark Arts to art walks, author readings, concerts, galleries and a multitude of other activities year-round. Our staff work 37.5 hour work weeks.
The Coast Weekend editor is responsible for every aspect of its publication - editing, writing, coordinating coverage by freelancers and overseeing design. He or she will also direct a weekly feature called Weekend Break and participate in producing Our Coast, an award-winning annual magazine with circulation throughout the Pacific Northwest.
We are looking for an enthusiastic newsroom leader who is detail-minded, deadline-driven, organized and can write and produce strong story packages, and will nurture and recruit freelance writers and columnists.
We are a digital-first newsroom. The successful applicant will have demonstrated multimedia and social media skills.
When applying, upload resume, letter of interest and clips.