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Spokane Valley, Eastern Washington state reporter

The Spokane Valley, Eastern Washington state reporter is a passionate, ethical journalist and hands-on professional who participates in the team’s planning processes, ensuring its short- and long-term execution, and leads our efforts to report on, curate and share the region’s most relevant daily and enterprise news content across multiple platforms. We are a daily newswire service that covers government news with a taxpayer’s sensibility.


  • Report on government activity in Spokane and the region with taxpayers front of mind, monitor government activity and policy developments that affect the region, and use public records and databases to ferret out waste,
  • Work with Washington state team to build a dynamic daily news report that would be of interest to newspapers and other media outlets in the state.
  • Promote The Center Square stories to local and regional media partners
  • Cultivate trusted sources to provide leads on potential stories, including those inside and outside government, think tanks, academia, unions and the business community
  • Monitor the state media landscape to identify popular topics and potential media partners


  • Passionate about The Center Square’s mission
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Background in journalism or journalistic functions
  • 2-3 years of journalism experience, including reporting in print and/or web
  • Strong written, investigative, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with government policy issues
  • Ability to uncover original stories and break them
  • Entrepreneurial approach and ability to work independently
  • Excellent, proactive communicator
  • Demonstrated understanding of planning and budgeting processes
  • Ability to travel on an as-needed basis, including regionally when called upon
  • Strong commitment to the principles of personal responsibility and free enterprise

    Send resume, cover letter and links to clips to and



Advanced Digital Media – owned by the Franklin News Foundation, publisher of The Center Square – is currently seeking a highly organized and creative professional to join our team as a News Videographer and Multimedia Producer in Springfield, Illinois. In this role, you will collaborate closely with our creative team to plan, shoot and edit engaging video content for our primary product, – often referred to as the "C-SPAN of Illinois." As a key member of our media production team, you will be responsible for ensuring the availability of recording equipment, directing camera operators, and editing footage to align with scripts provided by reporters, producers, or associate producers.


  1. Shoot live and recorded video of news events, both on and off the Illinois Capitol grounds, for live feeds.
  2. Edit video material expertly to match scripts prepared by reporters, producers, or associate producers.
  3. Independently gather news content and contribute media content to and other digital platforms.
  4. Work closely with reporters to develop comprehensive stories, collaborating on the best production methods.
  5. Suggest story topics and pictorial essays to the Executive Producer.
  6. Set up remotes to transmit live from the scene and report back to the station.
  7. Troubleshoot networking and video routing issues during live events.
  8. Plan daily news coverage for and adjust plans accordingly to meet department needs.
  9. Collaborate with a high-functioning reporting team to ensure seamless communication and coordination.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 


  1. College degree desired.
  2. Minimum of 3 years' experience as a news or production photographer.
  3. At least 2 years of non-linear editing experience using Adobe Premiere.
  4. Experience with LiveU or TVU operation is preferred.
  5. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  6. Valid Illinois driver's license and good driving record.
  7. Ability to work 8-hour shifts, 5 days a week, with flexibility for additional hours/days in a 24/7 operation.
  8. Ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  9. Professional video camera and audio operation experience for events on and off the Illinois Capitol grounds.
  10. Technical capabilities to stream high-definition video using encoders and remote transmission equipment.
  11. Expert in live video production and post-production editing.
  12. Adaptable to utilizing various professional media editing software.

If you are a seasoned videographer with a passion for news production, technical expertise in live video streaming, and a knack for storytelling, we encourage you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position with Advanced Digital Media and contribute to the success of, the "C-SPAN of Illinois." Send resumé and cover letter to 


The Center Square freelance journalists

The Center Square is seeking freelance journalists to cover state government and statewide issues from a taxpayer's perspective in states across the country, including Ohio, Massachusetts, Maryland, Alabama and elsewhere.

We're looking for individuals who have government reporting experience, and a strong interest and understanding of public policy and how policy decisions in state capitals affect taxpayers back home.

The Center Square covers government from a taxpayers’ perspective, not from government’s perspective. We hold government officials accountable for their actions and decisions, and inform our readers how those decisions affect them.

The media industry in the U.S. is shrinking, leaving fewer options for readers to digest the decisions made by their state and local government officials. The Center Square, the state-focused reporting division of the non-partisan, non-profit Franklin News Foundation, seeks to fill this journalistic void.

To apply, please send resume and writing samples Dan McCaleb, executive editor, via email: