Staff Writer

City: Enid, Okla.
Newspaper: Enid News & Eagle
Salary: Negotiable
Job Description: The award-winning Enid News & Eagle is hiring for a staff writer position covering education, health and nonprofits, with an emphasis on features.
The regional daily News & Eagle and its growing website,, cover a 10-county area in northwest Oklahoma. The sweepstakes winner in the Oklahoma Press Association’s largest division for four years straight, the News & Eagle was recognized with a statewide Freedom of Information Award for its successful lawsuit supporting the public’s First Amendment right of access to sealed court records.
The News & Eagle’s recent “Under Pressure” project won the nationwide Associated Press Media Editors' Community Journalism Public Service Initiative award.
Enid is experiencing significant growth with a revitalized downtown. Following the multi-million renovation of Enid’s historic Convention Hall, a full-service, multipurpose venue opened hosting national performing acts.
With a population around 50,000, Enid is the economic, social, medical, political and educational hub of northwest Oklahoma. Enid recently announced a $1.3 billion expansion of the Koch Nitrogen plant outside of town, construction of a $200 million canola plant project and a $400 million wind energy development project north of Enid.
The reporter candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and experience being published.
Our collaborative, veteran staff is looking for an enterprising journalist with the versatility to write news, features and breaking online coverage ethically and on deadline. The candidate should be familiar and comfortable with multimedia, AP style and able to take direction. This full-time position offers a negotiable salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.
Contact: Please email a cover letter, resume, published clips and three journalism references to Executive Editor Rob Collins at