YOUR NEWS TEAM
Salem Reporter growing team of local journalists
We're hiring! Salem Reporter is adding a fourth Salem-based reporter to join our crew.
Salem Reporter is growing and seeking a fourth reporter to cover community and breaking news.
We started last August with a team of three reporters and an editor and an ambitious plan: become Salem's go-to news source, with a special focus on in-depth and watchdog reporting holding those in power accountable.
Our co-founders, CEO and editor Les Zaitz and Salem developer Larry Tokarski, wanted to provide a locally owned and managed news source that operates entirely online.
Since then, we've shed light into a state investigation of local child welfare workers, brought you an in-depth series on the challenges facing Salem-Keizer's high-poverty schools and covered the legislative session, from emotional hearings on vaccine exemptions to a bipartisan basketball game for charity.
But we want to do more. We know our readers want to see more news when they come to our site, and as summer approaches, we want to make sure we can cover the local impacts of wildfires and major events happening in Salem.
If you know someone who's new to journalism but has some experience writing and reporting and is looking to learn more, feel free to point them toward our job posting.
And if you're a reader or subscriber and have thoughts about what we should do with another person in the newsroom, let us know. You can email [email protected] or [email protected]
FreeHEALTH May. 27
Mass shootings elsewhere can cause anxiety, regression in children in Oregon
A Portland psychiatrist advises parents to discuss the shooting with children but not get into details.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 27
Educators raise concerns about fights, assaults in Salem middle schools
Dozens of educators at Waldo Middle School signed a letter in February saying they were being asked to routinely break up fights and receiving verbal abuse and threats from students. The teacher union president and administrators say the issue has improved over the spring, but challenges remain.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES May. 26
Tennis and pickleball tournament benefits women’s heart health
Salem Health Foundation’s charity tournament fosters friendly competition and medical awareness.
FreeOREGON NEWS May. 26
Oregon Congressional Democrats call for federal gun control after Texas shooting
In the wake of a deadly Texas school shooting, Rep. Cliff Bentz, Oregon’s sole congressional Republican, ignored questions
2022 PRIMARY May. 26
Ward 4 race could go to November ballot as candidates just one vote apart
A tight Salem City Council race between Deanna Gwyn and Dynee Medlock may hinge on whether voters correct signature issues on ballots by June 7. With the tally as it now stands, neither candidate has enough votes to win the race outright.