JOBS


Sports & Recreation Reporter/Editor


Cascadia Daily News, a privately owned startup online daily/print weekly newspaper, seeks an enterprising, self-starting reporter/editor to produce and coordinate regional prep sports & recreation content from our Bellingham, Washington newsroom.

This job is focused on established award-winning game-story and enterprise coverage of prep sports at 10 high schools in Whatcom County, as well as coverage of Division II college sports at Western Washington University. But this job has a broader scope: The perfect candidate also will help produce and coordinate recreation content for the CDN Sports & Rec section in one of the most outdoors/recreational-sports-crazed communities in the Pacific Northwest. We’re looking for a self-starter who would relish the opportunity to take ownership of their own section of our paper. Additional reporting opportunities include occasional professional sports coverage in Seattle and Vancouver.

We are an innovative, team-oriented news staff of about 10 full-time journalists and a small crew of contributors, working in a rare competitive news environment in Bellingham, one of the northernmost cities in the contiguous United States. Our hometown is known for its stunning natural setting, university vibe, mountain biking obsession and urban microbrewery industry and culture. Our local county sports teams are perennial state champions, and we have high standards for our sports coverage, which includes professional action photography, live game coverage and enterprise news and features.

We are an innovative, team-oriented news staff of about 10 full-time journalists and a small crew of contributors, working in a rare competitive news environment in Bellingham, one of the northernmost cities in the contiguous United States. Our hometown is known for its stunning natural seaside/mountain setting, university vibe, cycling and mountain biking obsession and urban microbrewery industry and culture. Our local county sports teams are perennial state champions, and we have high standards for our sports coverage, which includes professional action photography, live game coverage and enterprise news and features.

Flexible hours and residence in Whatcom County Washington are required. This job pays $48,000 to $54,000 annually depending on experience. Cascadia Daily News offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K and other benefits. We are privately owned and fiercely independent.

As a team with a mix of young and experienced journalists, we work hard, have fun, and relish the opportunity to continually refine a publication we launched from scratch in January 2022. If you feel like you’d fit into this unique environment, give us a shout.

Required skills:
      
  • Two years’ professional sports reporting/editing experience in daily or weekly media.Proven ability to write cleanly and clearly on tight deadlines.
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  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field.
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  • Proficiency with basic photography, videography and multi-media.
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  • Availability to work nights/weekends when sports events occur. (Flexible scheduling is allowed, but several weekly production/meeting days in the office are required.
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  • Strong social media acumen.
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  • Ability to translate coach-speak to common English.
Preferred skills:
      
  • Copy-editing experience, including work with content management systems, InDesign, Slack, Office and Sharepoint, etc.
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  • Experience assigning stringers/interns and selecting wire stories about regional sports.

The job will remain open as long as posted under “Jobs” on cascadiadaily.com. We’re looking to hire as soon as possible. Submit a concise resume and representative work samples to Ron Judd, executive editor, at ronjudd@cascadiadaily.com.




News interns (fall quarter)


Paid quarterly news interns get a rare chance to help build a news org from the ground up, filling a news vacuum in Whatcom County by covering a broad range of news on deadline.

Internships are open to undergraduates and recent graduates. Candidates must be able to independently produce clean, clear deadline stories consistent with professional standards and AP Style. Strong curiosity and writing/reporting skills are required. Self-starting ability is a must. The ideal candidate will be able to take their own photos and video if needed.

In return for your successful internship with flexible scheduling of roughly 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (weekend/holiday scheduling likely), we pay a stipend of $2,000.

For fall 2022 news internships, apply with a one-page letter of interest, one-page resume and work samples to Ron Judd, executive editor, at interns@cascadiadaily.com. EXTENDED DEADLINE: AUG. 8.



Sports intern (fall quarter)


Paid quarterly sports interns will assist with live game coverage, compiling stats, writing profiles and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be able to take their own photos and video if needed.

While the sports internship is a great opportunity any time of year, you’ll get the most out of the internship during the academic year when the most live game coverage and high-profile events take place.
Required skills:
      
  • Applicants must have strong sports knowledge, as well as reporting, writing, and multimedia skills.
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  • Applicants must have a personal vehicle.
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  • Applicants must be willing to work nights and weekends.
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  • Applicants must be able to independently produce clean, clear deadline stories consistent with professional standards and AP Style.

Internships are open to undergraduates and recent graduates. In return for your successful internship with flexible scheduling of roughly 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (weekend/holiday scheduling likely), we pay a stipend of $2,000.

For fall 2022 sports internships, apply with a one-page letter of interest, one-page resume and work samples to Ron Judd, executive editor, at interns@cascadiadaily.com. EXTENDED DEADLINE: AUG. 8.



Visual journalism intern (fall quarter)


Paid quarterly visual journalism interns get a rare chance to work in a vibrant Bellingham, Washington newsroom and help build a news org from the ground up, filling a news vacuum in Whatcom County by producing imagery for a broad range of news coverage, on deadline.

Internships are open to undergraduates and recent graduates. Candidates must be able to independently produce publication-ready, professional quality images with fact-checked captions, and occasionally create and produce video, for publication on cascadiadaily.com and in CDN's weekly print editions.

Candidates should be self-starters who can respond quickly to assignments with little supervision, but also be willing to accept critiques and discuss strategies for improvement with the publication's editors and award-winning staff photographers. Proficiency with expected digital editing tools and common communications platforms is a must. Ownership of your own gear kit is highly beneficial. Experience producing news graphics and other visual elements is a plus.

In return for your successful internship with flexible scheduling of roughly 20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (weekend/holiday scheduling likely), we pay a stipend of $2,000.

For fall 2022 visual journalism internships, apply with a one-page letter of interest, one-page resume and work samples to Ron Judd, executive editor, at interns@cascadiadaily.com. Application deadline: Aug. 15.




Letters and guest columnists


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Stringers


Cascadia Daily News seeks freelance reporters to write about business, health, sports and general news, as well as regular contributors to cover news topics in Skagit County and the San Juan Islands. Send resume, work examples and a letter of interest to newstips@cascadiadaily.com with subject line, “Contributor.”