News Reporter / Editor

The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California

Date Posted February 12, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


News reporter/ editor

The Bakersfield Californian has an opening for a highly experienced news reporter/editor. The reporter will tackle complex and in-depth stories while also turning quick dailies and editing whenever called upon. We seek a proven reporter with at least 10 years of experience at a mid-size daily newspaper. The reporter will work on deadlines throughout the day to produce stories, photos and videos for, social media, email alerts and our print product and e-edition. The reporter/editor will continue to serve our robust social media presence in the community, 

The selected reporter must be able to:

• Carry out all the duties and responsibilities described above and as assigned.

• Build sources in the community across a variety of news topics.

• Follow the best practices in journalism, Associated Press style and search engine optimization.

• Effectively work in a content management system.

• Be well-organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Minimum qualifications: 

• At least 10 years of reporting experience at a mid-size daily, or a strong, proven track record of excellent reporting and writing. 

• A four-year degree in journalism, communication or a related field.

• Valid drivers license with acceptable DMV record, independent transportation and insurance required

Interested individuals should submit a resume, application, references and at least five outstanding work samples to:

The Bakersfield Californian

ATTN:  Human Resources-Reporter/Editor

3700 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA  93308


All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.

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