Transportation Reporter – Community Funded

The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s family-owned news leader, seeks a full-time community funded reporter to join its metro news team covering transportation issues. The position will be funded for at least three years and focus on project-level coverage of issues revolving around Clark County’s transportation system, including mass transit, road upkeep and an infrastructure megaproject to replace the century-old Interstate 5 Bridge.

While this position is 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 candidate 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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