Date Posted February 07, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $80,000


We’re building a newsroom to help people across Oakland better understand and engage with our city’s greatest challenges and opportunities. To make that happen, we’re looking for an experienced, discerning news editor to identify and elevate the stories that need to be told in Oakland, champion our editorial standards and deepen our editorial impact. You’ll help design our newsroom workflows and editorial policies; edit for impact, not eyeballs; and become a powerful champion for quality in our newsroom. You’ll also help reimagine how local journalism can serve this city. Read more about our Oakland newsroom and founding values.

You’ll be joining us at an exciting time in our development. After 10 years building Berkeleyside into a widely recognized, nationally lauded local news site, we are launching an ambitious, yet-to-be-named mission-driven organization that will embrace Berkeleyside and new city newsrooms. We have core funding from the American Journalism Project and Google News Initiative. Our first new launch will be in Oakland this spring. 

What you’ll do

What you’ll need to succeed

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How we’ll support you

The salary for this position is $80,000. We offer a health plan, four weeks of paid leave, and a 401(k) match. This position is based in Oakland.

We’re committed to building an inclusive newsroom that represents the people and communities we serve. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.


Note: The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, March 2.

Read about Berkeleyside.

Read about Oakland and our expansion.

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