Investigative reporter

Bay Area News Group, San Jose, California

Date Posted October 23, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.mercurynews.com

Description:

Bay Area watchdog reporter

We’re looking for journalists with a commitment to holding public institutions accountable and a track record for making meaningful change with their work. Can you spot the one great tip in a mundane agenda packet? Do you know which of your local officials are pay-to-play? Are you on a first-name basis with people who handle public-records requests? You might be the next investigative reporter to join The Mercury News and the East Bay Times.

We’re the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier news organization, and we’re out to build on a proud tradition of watchdog journalism. Our turf includes 101 cities in nine counties, hundreds of agencies, America’s largest state government and tech companies that change the world.  

We’re looking for energetic and accomplished journalists who combine exceptional critical thinking skills with a strong foundation in finding and using data to underpin authoritative stories. Show us you’re as comfortable battling bureaucrats for records as you are working a source to get a story they've never told. Convince us you are a font of ideas and a phenom at making things happen -- always looking for answers, not explaining why things can’t be done.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

Tell us your story with an email to newsjobs@bayareanewsgroup.com. Please include a resume and cover letter along with those five key clips. We can't always reply personally, but your application will be seen by several of us and we'll be in touch if you might be a good fit. 

 

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