Growth, development and transportation reporter

EO Media Group   Bend, OR   Full-time     Other
Posted on March 21, 2024
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The Bulletin is seeking an experienced reporter with a demonstrated ability to deliver high-impact, relevant stories about growth, development and transportation in a fast-growing region with many pressures on its housing and transportation systems.

The heart of this beat is an understanding that covering growth development and transportation isn't just writing about roads and buildings. This beat is about covering issues that are intricately woven into residents' lives -- where they live and if they can afford it; how they get around and if they can do so safely; how government policy, monied interests and even 50-year-old land use policies affect daily decisions in Central Oregon's fastest growing cities.

The ideal candidate will be a watchdog reporter who continually examines issues that are critical to our readership, including the city of Bend's housing, land use and transportation policies. But the right candidate will go beyond policy and analyze how systems and decisions affect the way people live, work and get around in Central Oregon.

Research ability and experience working with public document databases and filing public records requests is required. Knowledge of city, county and state government practices and procedures is preferred. Ideally this person will have experience using social media and multimedia components to complement their stories. We're looking for someone who can engage with readers. 

This position is full time at 37.5 hours per week and includes benefits. 

The Bulletin is a part of EO Media Group, a privately held, family-owned company dedicated to community journalism in the Pacific Northwest. We are located in Bend, population 100,000, in Central Oregon's high desert.

Submit resume, cover letter and relevant clips.