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Sports Reporter, Wallowa County Chieftain

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by brownsugar, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. brownsugar

    brownsugar New Member

    This job was posted on JJ.com a few weeks ago and I know they are still fielding resumes and its a good paper for being a small weekly with a nice group of people to work with. It's a good outfit if your fresh out of college or are in need of some experience. If you want to know more about the job PM me.

    Company: The Wallowa County Chieftain 
    Position: Sports Reporter 
    Location: Wallowa County, Oregon
    Job Status:  Full-time 
    Salary:  Not Specified 
    Ad Expires:  September 28, 2006
    Job ID: 674719

    The Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County’s community newspaper, is looking for an experienced Sports Reporter to join our fast-paced newsroom. While surrounded by the natural beauty that is Wallowa County (with canyons, mountains, plateaus and 53 lakes), the Sports Reporter will cover everything from local and high school sports to various outdoor activities and special events.
    Our ideal candidate has sports reporting experience, a journalism education and is a self-starter, ready to hit the ground running. Located in Enterprise, Oregon, the Wallowa County Chieftain is a community-focused weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 3500. Wallowa County is the northeast corner of Oregon, conveniently located near cities in 3 states.

    The Wallowa County Chieftain (www.wallowacountychieftain.com) is a member of the East Oregonian Publishing Company family of newspapers, which includes The East Oregonian, The Daily Astorian, Chinook Observer, Blue Mountain Eagle and The Capital Press. Full-time position, offering health and retirement benefits as well as relocation assistance.

    For immediate consideration send resume to: Billie Jo Jannen, Editor, Wallowa County Chieftain, 106 NW 1st Street, Enterprise, OR 97828. FAX: 541-426-3921. E-mail: bjjannen@wallowa.com (preferred method)
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    coming from a person who lower cases everything, you'd think the hr manager would know when to capitalize Sports and Reporter.

    and really, which "city" in oregon, washington or idaho is it convenient to drive, fly or take a train to from this place?

    is enterprise near portland?
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Enterprise is nowhere near Portland. The closest city is Spokane, but that's a few hours away. Quite isolated up in this corner.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    awwww "conveniently located near cities in 3 states." it's not a lie per se, it just doesn't say what cities.
  5. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Hey now, it's only 137 miles to Nampa.

    On the plus side, that's a pretty part of the country.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    It's pretty close to Pendelton, which has an Indian casino that you can't drink in.
    I don't know anything about this job, but I do know that the Wallowa area is really, really cool if you like outdoors stuff. My family always went camping there for Fourth of July when I was growing up.
    Also, if you live in Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington or Idaho, you have to be prepared to drive a pretty good distance to get to a "major" city.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Speaking of which ... That's kind of a tense name for a newspaper in this PC age, isn't it?
  8. slipshod

    slipshod Member

    OK, here is more than you want to know about this area.

    Wallowa County is extremely small in population and one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Wallowa River runs through the middle of it, with gorgeous mountains at the edge of the sparsely populated valley. It is extremely isolated, in the very northeastern corner of Oregon, and all the towns are quite small.
    At one end of the valley is Wallowa Lake, an incredibly beautiful body of water that is so deep that no one knows exactly how deep it is. There is a large state park there, along with various minor touristy cabin sites and the likes. A gondola lift takes tourists to the top of a nearby mountain with fabulous views.
    The area used to be the home of the Nez Perce tribe, and it is from here that Chief Joseph led his famous near-escape from the Army, using brilliant maneuvers to lead a group of mostly women, children and elderly across Idaho and Yellowstone National Park north through Montana, stopping only a few miles short of the Canadian border because he thought he already had crossed it. That's where he made his ``I will fight no more forever'' speech.
    His father ``Old Joseph'' is buried at the head of Wallowa Lake. There is a small monument there. A wild-ass rodeo known as Chief Joseph Days is held in the town of Joseph each summer.
    That's why it's the Wallowa County Chieftain. I grew up not far from Wallowa County and recall it being quite a good paper for its size, with lots of guts. But I have no idea what it's like now. There are three high schools, all very small _ Enterprise, Wallowa and Joseph. Enterprise used to be nicknamed ``Savages'' but I blv that has been changed.

    Joseph has become quite artsy with a nationally known bronze forge. It used to have a sign at its entrance, maybe still does, that says ``This little town is heaven to us, so don't drive like hell through it.'' Walter Brennan used to live nearby.
    Hells Canyon is the county's eastern border.
    Winters are extremely harsh, with blizzards and below-zero temperatures the norm. Of the two highways out, both are treacherous, winding along deep canyons.

    Wallowa used to have a bar called the ``Tumble Inn'' to which was added by locals ``Stumble Out.''

    My mother's only brother was a cattle rancher near Wallowa. He and his only son were killed when a train hit their pickup truck at a crossing during a blizzard in ``calving'' season. The train ran up there something like twice a week. Go figure the odds.

    Hope this was informational.
  9. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    That's a wonderful summary. Makes me want to visit there someday.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    fuck it dude. throw in a resume and go retire.
  11. Pops

    Pops Member

    Reposted today. Includes addition that the paper is changing its name to The Wallowa County Red Storm.
  12. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    There was a really, really hot blonde from Wallowa on one of the MTV Real World seasons a few years back. That's all I got.
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