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By Assunta Ng Will newspapers last? Bill Gates said no to a group of features editors in 1994 at the Edgewater Inn (now called the Edgewater Hotel). “I will give you guys 12 to 15 years,” said Gates, who Assunta Ng was keynote speaker for an editors conference. For the past two decades, print newspapers have been dying all over the U.S. and overseas. The thought of which is next is an ever-present one. As the haunting trend continues, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association sent us good news recently: Newspapers are actually rebounding. In November 2015, newspapers saw a 16 percent gain in ad spending in the previous month, the biggest gain in half a year, according to Media Life Magazine. However, that particular rebound didn’t make our own struggles lighter. Every week, I still feel like I’m raising a
sunken ship, fighting merciless ocean currents to get our papers published. But nobody pays much mind to these difficulties because the Northwest Asian Weekly, the only English weekly for the Asian community, has been appearing on stands for 34 years —never having missed an issue. My friends say, “You have done a good job in holding up the papers.” While riding out the storm, it’s astonishing that my staff and I haven’t lost an inch of passion, nor have we lost our commitment to the community. I build, build, and build the company and community simultaneously — continuing to give back and still having fun while doing so! Perhaps I am a bit quixotic! Or perhaps not? One of my competitors has said, “I like your paper better than ours.” Wow! That unexpected acknowledgement and sincere compliment delight me with gratitude and exhilaration. Every Thursday morning (publishing day), I read the Asian Weekly and its sister paper, the Seattle Chinese See Asian Weekly, Page 3
WNPA members have the chance to hear directly from state elected officials on legislative progress at Legislative Day in Olympia.
WNPA descends on Olympia Feb. 11 A full day of meetings with state elected and appointed officials and dinner with Gov. Jay Inslee is on the agenda for this year’s Legislative Day, sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association and Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington. Events kick off at 10 a.m. Feb. 11. “We have worked hard to put together a meaningful and educational day for WNPA members,” said Marcia Van Dyke, WNPA’s executive director. “Rarely will you have the opportunity to meet with so many of our elected and appointed state leaders.” The day begins with a legislative report from Rowland Thompson, a lobbyist for Allied Daily Newspapers. At 11 a.m., elected representatives from across the political spectrum make presentations and answer questions. After lunch, attendees meet with state elected department heads. Invited to address attendees are: Bob Ferguson, Attorney General; Kim Wyman, Secretary of State; Jim McIntire, State Treasurer;
Troy Kelley, State Auditor; Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands; Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner; and Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Invited to speak in mid afternoon are Brad Owen, Lieutenant Governor; Lynn Peterson, Secretary, Department of Transportation; Vikki Smith, Director, Department of Revenue; John Batiste, State Patrol Chief; and Dan Pacholke, Secretary, Department of Corrections From 4 to 5 p.m., a reception hosted by Barbara Madsen, Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, is held in the reception room at the Temple of Justice. Dinner with Gov. Jay Inslee follows that from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Photo identification is required for entrance to the Governor’s Mansion. “Don’t miss this opportunity,” Van Dyke said. “This is going to be a great program.” A registration form is available at www.wnpa. com. Registration deadline is Feb. 4
FROM THE PRESIDENT Attorney General presses for bigger Get your business fit for 2016 OPMA penalties Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is pressing for proposed bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in government by enhancing penalties for violations of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The OPMA requires that all meetings of multimember governing bodies of local and state public agencies be open and accessible to the public. Ferguson’s proposal would modernize the out-ofdate penalty provisions of the OPMA. The current penalty for violating the OPMA is $100, unchanged since the act was enacted in 1971. Ferguson’s request legislation would increase the penalty to $500 for a first-time violation, roughly in line with inflation. It would also enact a new $1,000 “repeat violator” penalty for a sub-
sequent knowing violation of the act. The legislation, House Bill 2353, is sponsored by Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia. The companion bill, Senate Bill 6171, is sponsored by Sen. Pam Roach, R-Sumner. “To hold government accountable, we need to know what’s going on,” said Roach, chair of the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee. “No more secret meetings. Those officials who knowingly and repeatedly violate our open meeting laws should face a penalty painful enough to discourage them from ever doing so again.” Members of the governing body are personally liable for violations and pay any penalties out of their own pockets. While the public agency does not pay the penalty, agencies do pay associated attorneys’ fees and costs.
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Officers: Lori Maxim, President; Don Nelson, First Vice President; Sandy Stokes, Second Vice President; Keven Graves, Past President. Trustees: Sara Bruestle, Eric LaFontaine, Donna Etchey, Scott Hunter, Michael Wagar, LuAnn Morgan and Jill FitzSimmons. Staff: Marcia Van Dyke, Executive Director; C.J. Burk, Assistant Director. THE WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER is the offical publication of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. It is published monthly by WNPA, 1204 Fourth Ave. East, Suite 4, Olympia, WA 98506. Marcia Van Dyke: Executive Director: 360-515-5239. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CJ Burk: Accounting and Advertising 360-515-0974. Email: email@example.com. Fax: 360-515-5546 2 The Washington Newspaper February 2016
By Lori Maxim Let’s face it, since 2009 we’ve all reduced staffing, cut overhead and done our best to become lean and mean in order to survive. I’ve recently been going through the budget process for my papers (we are on a fiscal Maxim vs. calendar year), and it forced me to take a close look at every aspect my business. In the process, we discovered a few places where we could cut waste, improve services and reduce costs. Here’s a list of money saving-saving ideas to boost your businesses bottom line and keep your operation fit and trim: Review all your vendor contracts. Verify when your current contracts expire and ensure there aren’t any automatic renewals. Get at least 3 bids on everything; even mundane purchases merit shopping around. If you quote a competitor’s lower price, a supplier or vendor will often match that price to win your business. Piggyback your marketing. Including sales flyers for upcoming special sections and events in your monthly mailings, such as in invoices, it saves postage and other costs. Likewise, promote your sections
on rack cards, house ads, in email newsletters to businesses and on your web site. Start promoting at 30-60 days in advance of your section deadlines. Save money on office supplies. Always ask your office supply company about coupons and rebates. Many offer points and will give you discounts on your next order, but you need to ask about it. Buy generic compatible ink and toner printer cartridges. You can save up to 50 percent by buying generic ink versus a brand name such as HP. Try using Iprint.com. Track monthly use age of copier color ink. Remind staff to print color sales flyers or specs only when you have a final version. Buy used equipment. Save up to 60 percent by buying used computer equipment, copiers and office furniture from furniture recycler stores. Auctions and newspaper classifieds are other good sources of used equipment. Fill it out for free. Instead of buying forms at your local office supply store or spending time creating them yourself, you can find tons of free forms online that you can download, customize and print. Go with the flow. Rather than paying for employees who sit idle when business is slow, consider hiring temporary employees to handle surges in
business. We have “On Call” composing staff that are trained on our equipment and systems and fill in during heavy ad production weeks. Make experience count. Get free or low-cost help-and give local college students a chance to learn the ropes-by hiring interns. Be reluctant to give credit. If you do extend credit, thoroughly check the client’s credit background. For lessthan-creditworthy accounts, consider collecting cash in advance; request letters of credit, and personal guarantees. Watch out for sales reps that book “prepaid” advertising with out payment prior to publishing. Stretch your budget with barter. Trading with a restaurant to cater your Christmas party or a contractor to update your break room is a great way to avoid cash outlays. Time your payments. Ask suppliers if they give discounts for early payment. If not, it›s to your advantage to pay your bills-including utilities, taxes and suppliers-as late as possible without incurring a fee. The longer funds are under your control, the longer they’re earning a return for you rather than someone else. Lori Maxim is Vice President of West Sound Newspaper Operations for Sound Publishing and is this year’s WNPA President.
NAA applauds House passage of FOIA bill On Jan. 11, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 653, the “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015,” which requires the Office of Government Information Services to report directly to Congress on the performance of federal agencies in responding to FOIA requests, and gives OGIS the authority to issue advisory opinions in mediation between agencies and FOIA requesters. The bill would also create a consolidated portal to help agencies and requesters track FOIA requests and responses. It also attempts to change the culture within government by requiring training of all
employees on responsibilities in responding to FOIA requests. The bill also makes compliance with FOIA a part of federal employee performance reviews. The Newspaper Association of America and other media and journalist organizations in the Sunshine in Government Initiative, have been pushing for this bi-partisan, good government bill in this Congress. Supporters hope the U.S. Senate will follow the lead of the House of Representatives and pass its FOIA reform measure (S. 337). Supporters would like to see a new bill enacted before the 50th Anniversary of the FOIA Law on July 4, 2016.
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Post, inside and out with joy and pride. The end products reveal how much heart, sweat, and tears we pour in each week, how much we devote ourselves to the community. People ask, “What’s your five-year plan?” Or “Who will take over?” My response is silence — because I don’t have a clue. PRINT IS ‘NONPROFIT’? “Did you read that the Philadelphia Inquirer was sold to a nonprofit?” said a guy sitting next to me at a meeting at the Seattle Westin Hotel. “I thought newspapers have been ‘nonprofit’ for the last decade,” jeered another fellow nearby. The Inquirer, which was worth over $500 million in 2006, has shrunk to barely $50 million. Compared to the Inquirer’s revenue shrinkage, the Northwest Asian Weekly is not yet in dire
A birthday cake carries the day to the Asian Weekly. straits! We might not be growing in revenue, but we pay our employees on time. No one has to worry about his or her next paycheck. Some competitors don’t pay family members for working, out of financial difficulty. I do. The last thing I want to do is to exploit my own son. I’d rather cut my own pay. One area we refuse to cut down is the number of pages in both papers. (Chinese Post has been
MAGICAL FANS The challenge is: Asian Weekly has no sales team. We don’t even have one full-time sales representative. This is different from many ethnic and mainstream media, which have more salespersons than editorial staff members. However, after our 30th anniversary, I noticed that potential advertisers approach us more and more. Some are our fans, some message: Happy 34th birthstrangers, and others are corporations, including 32 pages each week and successful national Asian the Asian Weekly 16.) We American advertising could have chosen to cov- companies. (Thank God. It er fewer stories. We could must’ve been our reward for have fewer color pages three decades of toil.) printed. We won’t do it, “Are you buying ads though. If I, as publisher, from the Asian Weekly?” ‘reject’ the product, how Al Sugiyama once asked could we expect readers to a nonprofit’s director. Al pick it up? suggested the director buy Yes, getting advertisat least $1,000 worth of ads ing is harder. Labor and each year. If every Asian distribution costs are nonprofit organization only up. Fortunately, despite spends $500 a year in adhurdles, a new phenomvertising with us, we would enon has emerged in the be in good shape! past few years.
Al’s point is, the community needs the Asian Weekly as a voice, and it shouldn’t take the Asian Weekly for granted. Al’s words touched me deeply. Ethnic media need more Als. Another group that I have to give thanks to is Uwajimaya, who has been advertising with us for the entire 35 years. What a wonderful record! There are so many who have supported us, and we’d like to thank all our fans out there. STAFF CHALLENGES In addition to being generally short staffed, the Asian Weekly has had a new editor every year since 2010 for obvious reasons — they are overworked and underpaid. It’s been difficult, but I am proud of those who have good jobs now because of the training they received at the Asian Weekly. Former editor Charles Lam, for one, is now working in digital media for NBC in New York.
Thank God Chinese Post staff members have been with us for decades. Watching my staff grow is satisfying. I remember some came to the United States with language barriers and no skills. But they have learned and have transformed the company. My own people inspire me every day. To survive, our team has to be multi-skilled. We are generalists, not specialists. And that’s how Asian Weekly lives to be 34! We might not have tomorrow, but what we have is the present. Every issue is a gift no matter how close the guillotine is. If you readers have ideas for a more successful formula for ethnic media, please let us know. Publisher Assunta Ng founded the Seattle Chinese Post in 1982. Today, she publishes that paper and its sister publication, the Northwest Asian Weekly.
Ference wins WCOG Key Award for housing authority work During the 15 years Cindy Ference has been in public housing, she has made an effort to attend King County Housing Authority (KCHA) Board meetings. As the Jan. 28, 2013 board meeting concluded, like any other time, Cindy began to pack up her things as other people started to leave. But before she could finish gathering her papers, to her surprise the KCHA board called to order another meeting and began discussing and voting on resolutions. Cindy quickly made her way to the front of the room to determine what the board was doing.
“They were passing resolutions, one of which had to do with votFerence ing in lieu of a meeting,” Cindy said. That evening, she filed a public records request to learn what organization the board commissioners were running alongside the Housing Authority. This was neither the first nor the last time that Cindy would fight for the rights of public housing residents – and her advocacy earned her a Key
Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government. Cindy entered public housing 15 years ago and quickly recognized that tenants were rarely being heard. In January 2013 Cindy started her blog, “Our Community – A Resident’s Perspective,” which set out to document issues facing public housing tenants and act as a platform to seek change and bring attention to the issues. The incident that prompted her to start the blog, and that would eventually lead her to stumble upon the Housing Authority shadow organization,
involved a repair project in her building. When Cindy made a public records request for information about the repairs, she received a narrative rather than actual documents. It was during her public records requests that Cindy first worked with Seattle attorney Kathy George. Kathy and Cindy were paired through the help of the Washington Coalition for Open Government President Toby Nixon. Through a series of Public Records Act requests, Cindy got more information on the KCHA shadow organization. It was called Moving
King County Residents Forward, and it was a nonprofit that was operating without public knowledge and under dubious circumstances. Cindy discovered that the shadow organization had all of the same board members as KCHA and even had the same mailing address With the help of Toby, Kathy and grant money from the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s Knight FOI Fund to cover her initial legal fees, Cindy filed a lawsuit against the King County Housing Authority for violating the Open Public Meetings Act and won. The settlement covered her legal costs and the
KCHA commissioners were ordered to undergo open government training facilitated by the Washington Coalition for Open Government. “I am very happy with the results,” Cindy said. “It sets an example for other housing authorities to follow.” Any person or organization who has done something notable for the cause of open government within the past 12 months is eligible to receive a Key Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government. To learn more or to nominate someone, go to washingtoncog.org.
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NNA presses for postal reform to protect members If Congress does not act quickly to reform the U.S. Postal Service, small-town America can expect a further slowdown of the mail, said Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, KY, when he testified to a U.S. Senate committee Jan. 21. Hutcheson, president of the 130-year-old National Newspaper Association, told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that the closing of many mail processing plants by the troubled Postal Service over the last decade has already hurt mail service, which in turn damages local economies. He said a survey of his 2,300-member association of community newspapers indicated more than 92 percent said they have had recent problems getting newspapers through the mail on time. Nearly half report problems with First-Class or Priority Mail as well. NNA
represents community newspapers, including more than 2,000 weeklies that largely depend upon mail distribution to reach readers. Congress has been trying since 2008 to reach agreement on legislation to help the Postal Service address falling mail volumes, but still serve every household in America. Postmaster General Megan Brennan testified that the Postal Service had incurred $56.8 billion in net losses since 2007.The testimony was offered by NNA in a hearing called by Committee Chair Ron Johnson, R-WI, entitled “Laying Out the Reality Of the Postal Service.” Johnson and his committee are being asked by a coalition of businesses that use the mail and of postal workers to prevent further mail cutbacks. Sen. Thomas Carper, D-DE, has introduced the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency (iPOST) Act, to prompt action on Capitol
Hill. Hutcheson told the committee the bill could serve as a foundation for congressional action this year, but urged Congress to act before April, when USPS finances are expected to worsen by $1 billion because of a court-ordered postage rollback. One aspect of iPOST is to end the double-funding of retiree health benefits for postal workers, both funded by postage payments. iPOST would shift postal retirees onto Medicare upon retirement, to which postage-payers contribute on workers’ behalf. A separate federal health care package for postal workers is also supported by postage payments. USPS employee groups have supported the shift to Medicare integration to help USPS address its financial troubles. By streamlining the payments, USPS would no longer be required to pay into the separate benefit fund, mailers would not have to support a dual
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track system and more money would be available to support postal operations Hutcheson said the change would give the Postal Service the relief it needs to keep the mailing system fluid and effective without damaging taxpayers. He objected to the current funding mandate, which he said makes small businesses like his contribute extra postage payments while struggling to provide benefits for their own workers. “The taxpayers have benefitted for some years now by our extra postage obligations. It is time for Congress to end this unfair hit on small businesses,” he said. Finding financial solutions for USPS such as the Medicare integration is critical, Hutcheson
said, so that more service cutbacks can be avoided, which he called particularly damaging for smaller communities. Hutcheson addressed the digital divide, in which a third of rural residents do not have broadband service. Dependence upon print communications and the mail in general is heavy among minorities, the poor and in rural areas, he said. Where newspapers are concerned, the printed newspaper in the mail supplies the revenue to support the digital news that younger and more affluent readers may use. “All of this makes the mail absolutely critical. In small-town America, we need it for medicines, to apply for jobs, to vote and to receive the newspaper,”
he told the committee. He commended the Postal Service for initiating a new study to measure on-time delivery for rural areas, and said NNA looks forward to the results of the study this year. In April, USPS is under court order to lower postage rates so it is no longer collecting extra funds permitted during the Great Recession. The rollback is expected to deepen the agency’s financial woes. Hutcheson said his organization had reluctantly concluded that the rollback should not occur and urged the committee to pass legislation in time to prevent it. A copy of the publisher’s full statement is available at www.nnaweb. org.
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Answering some tech questions from readers By Kevin Slimp An editor in South Carolina wrote to me yesterday, “I’m always amazed at your productivity.” I get that a lot these days. Since yesterday, I’ve written an opinion piece that’s already filling my inbox with responses from readers; my fictional weekly Slimp serial, The Good Folks of Lennox Valley; and my alarm just reminded me that I’m on deadline to write my column for newspaper professionals. Looking over my email, I noticed there has been an increase in the number of folks asking for technical advice over the past few weeks. Perhaps work slowed down a bit over the holidays, allowing people more time to write. Whatever the reason, I’ve always believed in “dancing with the one who brung ya,” so it seems like a good time to answer some questions from readers. FROM LORA IN NEBRASKA Hi Kevin: I am trying to tone down the total coverage area for our presses in one easy step. We have a process that is supposed to tone all of our photos for our press so they are consistent, but the total coverage area is still too high. I can take each photo separately and fix the problem, but I am won-
dering if there is something in Distiller when converting the entire newspaper page that would fix everything all at once. We have a very old press so we need the total ink coverage to be 220. Hi, Lora. Ink coverage is a funny thing. Over the years, the perfect ink coverage will change on a press, due to changes in paper, ink and the press itself. It would be nice if all your ink issues could be handled when creating the PDF, but life never seems to work that easily. It sounds to me like you need to run some press tests (you might need someone from the outside to help with that) to determine the optimum color settings for your press. These numbers are rarely the same between two presses. Once that’s done, an action can be created in Photoshop which does most of work for you, including specifying the ink settings, when your pictures are saved. FROM STEVE IN MINNESOTA Kevin: I am thinking about getting a little Apple server, around $1,000 or so, that would serve as a drop box for all of our layout files. To my understanding, however, a server can do more than provide storage. I am wondering if you think such a move would help fix my network problems. Does that make sense? Steve and I emailed back and forth a few times before I finally
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sent this recommendation, which Steve said he would follow: If you only need a server for file sharing, which is what the vast majority of small newspapers use them for, you might be best off to get a NAS/ Ethernet Drive. This is a stand-alone drive that plugs into your network and acts as a file-sharing server. If you get a good one, like a Synology, your cost will be around $700, and that will include a main drive and three backup drives, so you never lose your data. FROM JOE IN TENNESSEE Hey, Kevin. There’s no telling where in the world you may be tonight, but I feel sure that you are having a good time. The last time I wrote, you taught me how to convert color to grayscale in Acrobat. Now how do I convert RGB to CMYK? It’s pretty much the same process, Joe. Find your “Print Production” tools in Acrobat. Once there, check the box by “Output Intent” and select “US Web Uncoated v2.”
FROM KLAUDIA IN WISCONSIN Kevin: We are in the process of checking out new computers with updated software for our business. What is your take on the iMac vs. the Mac Pro? What we see is that the iMacs can have more storage, bigger screens and are cheaper. We use the Creative Suite for most of our designing. What do you think?
seem to grow each year. We will be holding our 20th session October 6-8, 2016. To celebrate, we will be inviting more trainers, bringing back some of the favorites from past years, offering more classes, and hosting a 20th Anniversary Gala on Friday evening. If you’ve been before, come celebrate our anniversary with friends from previous sessions. If you’ve always wanted to attend, this is the year to come. What makes the best design work station if you are Mark your calenlooking to upgrade your equipment? Would you buy an dars for October 6-8, iMac or Mac Pro? 2016. Enjoy the beautiI’m in Wisconsin. That’s a good quesful weather, the Smoky And let me share one Mountains, and what has tion, Klaudia. And the last bit of advice answer is simple: Go come to be known interEach year, I direct with the iMac. If you nationally as the finest a program called The were a movie producer annual training event in Institute of Newspaor videographer, you the industry per Technology, held might consider the Mac Find information at: on the campus of The Pro, but for design and newspaperinstitute.com. University of Tennessee production, you would in Knoxville. Over the probably never notice a Kevin Slimp is a years, we’ve had attend- speaker and trainer in difference in speed between the two computers. ees from newspapers in the publishing world. just about every state So save $1,000 or so to He can be reached at buy my dinner next time and province, and we email@example.com.
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Brad Skiff of the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle cleaned up in the editorial cartoon category in WNPA’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, taking first, second and third place across all circulation categories. benefit package, and a warm and friendly office environment in a new Macintosh-based building. We work hard but have fun — the ocean beach is a short stroll from our office. We enjoy worldclass restaurants, fantastic salmon and deep-sea fishing, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. Dynamic and hip Astoria, Ore., with additional great restaurants, recreation facilities and shopping, is half an hour away. Portland is two and a half hours; Seattle three hours. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), insurances and a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) retirement plan. Send clips, resume and letter of interest to EO Media Group, PO Box 2048, Salem, OR, 97308-2048, by fax to 503-371-2935 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
of carrying up to 25 pounds, able to walk up and down stairs and stand for periods of time when visiting clients at their various places of business. Reliable insured transportation and valid drivers license required. To apply please email your resume, cover letter and examples of sales/leadership success to: Christine Fossett cfossett@ chronline.com, or mail to The Chronicle Attention: Christine Fossett, 321 N. Pearl St., Centralia, WA 98531. The Chronicle is a publication of Lafromboise Communications Inc., which is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides drug-free workplaces. Drug testing is a prerequisite for as well as a condition of employment. No phone calls.
SALES MANAGER WANTED The Chronicle seeks a dynamic leader for our sales team in Centralia. The position is full time and will require strong organizational skills and the ability to lead our team selling advertising in print and on our websites. Strong sales and customer service experience will help the candidate as this position has selling responsibilities. We own a commercial printing operation so knowledge of printing sales is helpful but not required. Applicants should show examples of sales success and innovative ideas that promote sales. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to showcase our products to clients and motivate staff to do the same. Must have basic computer knowledge, capable
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER Columbia Basin Publishing Co. has an exciting opportunity for a savvy and motivated Digital Marketing Manager to join our team. The primary responsibility of this position is to grow our market share of the local digital market. Our products include online, mobile and print marketing, website development and digital marketing tools, including all facets of social media. In addition to digital products, we publish three newspapers and several annual specialty products. This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive salary, plus commissions and benefits. Please email your cover letter and resume to Bob Richardson: brichardson@columbiabasinherald. com. No phone calls please.