Reporters, Oakland and Berkeley

Berkeleyside, Oakland, California

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Date Posted February 07, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 - $80,000


Berkeleyside is growing and also building a nonprofit newsroom to help people across Oakland better understand and engage with our city’s greatest challenges and opportunities. We're hiring six reporters to join our teams, five for our new Oakland newsroom and one for Berkeleyside. 

In Oakland, we’ve spoken to a wide range of community members and identified a need for bold, informed reporting and conversation on a variety of topics, and are hiring five reporters to help cover those topics, including: local public health and environmental impacts, educational equity, arts and culture, city government and policing, and housing and homelessness. 

You’ll provide insight into how policies and new developments are affecting Oaklanders, what’s working and what’s not, and what resources are available — or needed — for the people who need them most. You’ll also help reimagine how local journalism can serve this city. Read more about our Oakland newsroom and founding values.

At Berkeleyside, we're hiring a general assignment reporter to join a pioneering, award-winning local online newsroom. The successful applicant will be excited to be part of a mission to engage and enrich communities through stellar, civic-minded journalism.

What you’ll do

What you’ll need to succeed

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How we’ll support you

The salary for these positions are $60,000 to $80,000, depending on experience. We offer a health plan, four weeks of paid leave, and a 401(k) match. The positions are based in Oakland and Berkeley.

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.

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