Homelessness and Affordable Housing Reporter – Community Funded

The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s family-owned news leader, seeks two full-time community funded reporters to join its metro news team covering homelessness and affordable housing. The position will be funded for at least three years and focus on project-level coverage of efforts to address Clark County’s homelessness crisis and increase the county’s amount of affordable housing.

While these positions are community funded, donors will not have any editorial control over the reporter’s work. Full editorial independence will be maintained.

Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with the possibility of occasional overtime and weekend work. The ideal candidates will enjoy both hard news and enterprise work and regularly produce in-depth packages for Sunday A1 and online special reports. We seek someone with the desire, knowledge and experience to be able to present their journalism in a variety of formats, including in writing and in person.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Two to three years of reporting experience for a daily newspaper.
  • Demonstrated ability to report and write complex enterprise and project stories.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media and multimedia as tools for gathering and disseminating news.

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, which includes profit sharing/401(k).


Equal Opportunity Employer

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

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