Cascadia Daily News, a privately owned online daily/print weekly newspaper, seeks an enterprising, self-starting reporter/editor to produce and coordinate regional prep sports & recreation content from our Bellingham, Washington, newsroom.

This job is focused on established award-winning coverage of prep sports at 10 high schools in Whatcom County, as well as coverage of Division II college sports at Western Washington University. But this job has a broader scope: The perfect candidate will split their time between game coverage, enterprise sports reporting and coordinating other content for the CDN Sports & Recreation section in one of the most recreational sports-oriented communities in the Pacific Northwest. Additional opportunities include occasional professional sports coverage in Seattle and Vancouver.

We are an innovative, team-oriented news staff of about 10 full-time journalists and a small crew of contributors, working in a rare competitive news environment in Bellingham, one of the northernmost cities in the contiguous United States. Our hometown is known for its stunning natural setting, university vibe, mountain biking obsession and urban microbrewery industry and culture. Our local county sports teams are perennial state champions, and we have high standards for our sports coverage, which includes professional action photography, live game coverage and enterprise news and features.

Flexible hours and residence in Whatcom County Washington are required. This job pays $48,000 to $53,000 annually depending on experience. Cascadia Daily News offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K and other benefits. We are privately owned and fiercely independent.

As a team with a mix of young and experienced journalists, we work hard, have fun, and relish the opportunity to continually refine a publication we launched from scratch in January 2022. If you feel like you’d fit into this unique environment, give us a shout.

Required skills:

  • Two years’ professional sports reporting/editing experience in daily or weekly media.
  • Proven ability to write cleanly and clearly on tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with basic photography, videography and multi-media.  
  • Availability to work nights/weekends when sports events occur. Flexible scheduling is allowed, but several weekly production/meeting days in the office are required.  
  • Social media acumen.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field.
  • Ability to translate coach-speak to common English.

Preferred skills:

  • Copy-editing experience, including work with content management systems, InDesign, Slack, Office and Sharepoint, etc.
  • Experience assigning stringers/interns and selecting wire stories about regional sports.

The job will remain open as long as posted under “Jobs” on We’re looking to hire as soon as possible. Submit a concise resume and representative work samples to Ron Judd, executive editor, at