Eugene Weekly is looking for a full-time news reporter to join our small, feisty and fun office. EW’s news section is fiercely dedicated to covering key issues that affect Lane County and Oregon with an alt weekly flare.
EW’s news reporters provide readers with an alternative to the daily mainstream media. We don’t simply repeat other coverage. We provide a new story, a different perspective or a new angle. We write hard news with a narrative touch, often with a goal of solutions journalism and a focus on investigative journalism.
The news reporter will, in addition to covering news, do online updates and other coverage from arts to sports, as well as and perhaps most importantly, write in-depth and investigative cover features.
We’re looking for a reporter who can write briskly and accurately as well as delve into long-form storytelling with color and verve. A good EW reporter is someone who works well in a group, and takes edits well, but is independent, persistent and doesn’t need handholding. A love of public records and developing key sources is a must, as well as the flexibility to interview a vegetarian chef in the morning a and crime victim in the afternoon. A good relationship with your phone’s camera and with social media will come in handy and, and a good sense of humor is a bonus.
Our writers also do some editing so you should have a good working relationship with AP style and not be married to the Oxford comma.
This opportunity comes with excellent non-financial perks (mainly free food, kombucha, office dogs and endless coffee). The position starts as soon as it’s filled and the applicant is available — we have some flexibility for the right person.
The job is a full-time position with a starting salary of about $32,000 and benefits, including health insurance. Send résumé with two references, a cover letter and three writing clips by March 8 (or show us you’re good with deadlines and apply sooner!) to firstname.lastname@example.org. EW is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.