News Reporter

The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California

Date Posted November 04, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


News reporter

The Bakersfield Californian has an opening for a news reporter. The reporter will work on deadlines throughout the day to produce stories, photos and videos for, social media, email alerts, and our print product and e-edition. This person will report, write and research stories, particularly in the crime, courts and breaking news area, but on any news or features topic as needed. The reporter will continue to serve our robust social media presence in the community, 

The selected reporter must be able to:

• Carry out all the duties and responsibilities described above.

• Develop a beat and build sources on the public safety beat and in the wider community.

• Follow the best practices in journalism, Associated Press style and search engine optimization.

• Effectively work in a content management system.

• Be well-organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Minimum qualifications: 

• A four-year degree in journalism, communication or a related field is required. A two-year-degree can be substituted only with a minimum of five years of experience post-college in the field of journalism.

• Previous experience as a reporter is required. 

• Valid CA drivers license with acceptable DMV record, independent transportation and insurance required

Interested individuals should submit a resume/application to:

The Bakersfield Californian

ATTN:  Human Resources-Features Reporter

3700 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA  93308


All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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