Date Posted November 07, 2019
Industry Digital Media
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If you’re a passionate journalist who eats data for breakfast and loves visualizing stories in new and innovative ways, we might have the perfect job for you: Data Journalist at CalMatters. 

Why you? You are, at heart, an enterprising reporter who believes our society and democracy work better when people know and understand how policy, politics and government work. You know the power of original data, compelling interactives and beautiful graphics in storytelling. 

You pitch and report your own ideas while partnering with other journalists to explore, understand and explain theirs. You build fancy tools that help reporters and readers understand complex topics and large data sets, but you also know when a quick, simple solution is the best approach. You create compelling graphics and know modern HTML, CSS and Javascript. And you’re proficient with, or eager to learn, more advanced tools and languages. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. With you on the team, our journalism will be deeper and more impactful and will reach more people.  

While we prefer this position to be based in our Sacramento newsroom, we are open to remote working arrangements.

Responsibilities include: 

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to with the job title in the subject line. 

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