|Date Posted||October 02, 2020|
|Salary||Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.|
The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley is seeking an experienced Local News Editor to lead coverage for Berkeley Journalism’s two community news sites, Richmond Confidential and Oakland North. This editor will work closely with journalism students to produce a broad range of stories about issues of vital importance to Richmond and Oakland. This editor will manage the school’s news websites for these communities, help students develop investigative projects and serve as a mentor for our program to inspire the youth in these communities to careers in journalism.
We're looking for a collaborative leader and gifted storyteller who is passionate about local news and excited about encouraging and empowering our incredibly diverse student body to dig into issues of vital importance to Richmond and Oakland. We seek an editor who not only can help our students deliver consistently compelling stories, but who has the ambition to help students identify subjects in both communities worthy of in-depth enterprise and investigative treatment.
The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley is widely regarded as one of the top journalism programs in the United States. The School offers a two-year Masters of Journalism degree to an enrollment of about 120 students at a time. The school's emphasis is on mastering a wide variety of techniques while learning the highest standards of responsible and enterprising journalism.
The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) is dedicated to teaching and mentoring future generations of investigative reporters, particularly journalists of color and journalists from historically marginalized communities. Through its teaching-hospital model, and in partnership with leading news organizations, IRP students gain practical, real-world experience producing stories for the nation’s foremost print, online and broadcast outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, PBS Frontline and NPR.