Opinion Editor

Walla Walla Union Bulletin   Walla Walla, WA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 6, 2023


Newspapers / Wires


Walla Walla, Washington



Job Status








A newspaper has a obligation to share the many voices and perspectives of its community — and, at the same time, to challenge conventional wisdom, hold the powerful to account, and comfort the afflicted.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin needs an editorial page editor to help us fulfill our mission as a community newspaper.

The editorial page editor is responsible for the U-B's viewpoint pages online and in print, ensuring they provide a variety of opinions that reflect the diversity of the community. The editor also leads the community editorial board.

This is the No. 2 role in the newsroom. You'll supervise the department in the editor's absence.

Essentially, here's the job:

  1. Select and edit content for the daily and Sunday editorial pages.
  2. Write at least three local editorials a week on behalf of the editorial board.
  3. Edit letters for publication.
  4. Lead the newspaper's editorial board and propose editorials for discussion at weekly board meetings. Schedule and coordinate special board meetings with people outside the U-B.
  5. Schedule and coordinate editorial board interviews with candidates, supporters and opponents of ballot issues which serve as the basis for endorsement editorials.
  6. Assist with editing news and feature content, as needed.


  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism and at least 3 years of newsroom experience.
  • Experience writing editorials and columns.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is an evening newspaper in Eastern Washington, one of the world's great wine regions. Our downtown is vibrant, with thriving restaurants and an expansive arts scene. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love it here – we’re close to the Blue Mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and forests. And if that's not enough, Seattle and Portland are just a few hours away.

We’re part of the Seattle Times Co., a family-owned company committed to journalistic excellence. The Blethen family believes that decisions about the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin are best made by the people who live and work here.

The U-B publishes three print editions and seven eEditions a week. It launched a redesigned website and an app earlier this year.

The company values diversity in the workplace as well as in our news coverage. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and links to Greg Halling, Affiliate News Director, at ghalling@yakimaherald.com.