||November 08, 2019
Patch anticipates expanding its California Editorial Team in 2020. We're looking for journalists to cover local communities in both northern and southern California. More than 330,000 people subscribe to a local California Patch, a 26 percent increase in readership this year.
We offer a competitive benefits package, as well as a crew of smart, witty, helpful colleagues. If you're interested in a full-time job with us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, please indicate your region of interest.
Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:
- passionate about community journalism
- enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work
- capable of turning a clever, smart headline
- savvy about social media and SEO
- eager to learn
On a daily basis, our staffers:
- spot scoops, break stories and report them in real time
- write headlines; select photos; report original news; aggregate/curate local news of interest
- work collaboratively with colleagues and independently when necessary
- organize their local home pages and newsletters according to best practices
- run Patch-branded social media channels
- study key metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics
- use the latest digital tools
Our readers talk to us every day. Here's what they've had to say lately in California:
- "Seems like the best option to get truly local news and events — not just my city but surrounding cities. Thanks." — Lake Elsinore-Wildomar
- "I have told many people about Patch, for interesting traffic, weather , earthquake, alerts criminal activity etc., etc. Keeps us all informed, thank you for your hard work. :-)" — Temecula
- "Local news, great content and friendly read." — Mountain View
- "Found you during the wildfires two years ago and was reassured by your updates." — Oceanside
- "Good news that gets to the point and keeps us locals informed on what's happening in our Temecula Valley." — Murrieta
- "Our local paper has taken a strange turn but I still love local news. I like the small stuff as well as the big. I needed a new source for local news and this is it!" — Pacifica
- "Only medium that involves the community in the exchange of news." La Canada
- "I've always found Patch to be to-the-point, timely, and wired into breaking news." — San Bruno
- "I enjoy reading the Patch for news that is often overlooked." — Ramona
- "I really like the information and photos you're sharing with us!!" — Palm Desert
- "I always read the patch for local goings-on first." — Studio City
- "It's easy to get updated on the latest events, town info, and news." — Livermore
- "Your community calendar is the most useful to stay in touch with local happenings. News is informative." — Saratoga
- "Keeps me in the loop about local news, told in a general fairly neutral tone, which is welcome." — San Carlos
- "Always up to date and fast letting us know about updates on news. Love Patch." — Napa Valley
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