Local news reporter

Bay Area News Group, San Jose, California

Date Posted January 26, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.mercurynews.com


Ready to do local journalism in one of the country's most dynamic regions?

If you're a dogged journalist with a gift for finding news that matters and a commitment to sharing what you learn with one of the country's smartest and savviest audiences, you may be the next reporter to join The Mercury News.

We’re the Bay Area’s premier news organization, and we’re seeking a reporter to cover local news in the heart of Silicon Valley. This reporter is expected to help cover a torrent of breaking news -- from crime to coronavirus -- and write about issues such as the affordable housing crisis, Facebook and Google's expansion plans, and efforts to stem a persistent housing shortage that has RVs lining the streets in the shadow of Stanford stadium.

Our journalists work in real time, publishing words, sounds and images around the clock for millions of online readers and hundreds of thousands of people who get our printed newspaper.

You might cover three breaking stories one day by yourself and spend the next four days with a team covering a major crime. You’ll report from the office and from the field, sometimes capturing audio, photos or video as you work. You’ll publish breaking news quickly and work closely with editors on feature and in-depth stories.


If you’re the ideal candidate you’ll have these qualities:

The ability to report in multiple languages in our diverse region is also a plus. 

Interested? Tell us your story in an email to newsjobs@bayareanewsgroup.com. We can't reply individually to everyone, but your application will be reviewed by several editors and we'll get back to you if it looks like you'd be a good fit for our opening. 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.