Northern California Reporter

CapRadio, Sacramento, California

Date Posted November 20, 2020
Industry Radio Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $55,000 to $60,000


Department: Content/News
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
End Date: Open Until Filled


Are you eager to cover the day’s most important news and culture stories?

Do you engage diverse and different perspectives, and include all voices in your reporting? 

And do you share a curiosity or passion for the Sacramento region and California?

If so, then you should apply to be CapRadio’s next Northern California Reporter!

This is a new, full-time, on-staff position. You’ll regularly cover some of the most significant issues in “NorCal.” 

It’s also a thrilling gig: On one day, you might be at the state’s Capitol, reporting on lawmakers who make critical decisions about our future. Later, you may find yourself on the front lines of a wildfire. This routine is very much a reality in the Sacramento region.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable reporting for different platforms: shining as a radio reporter, but also producing smart content for digital. Are you good at communicating things in clear and compelling ways — on tight deadlines, no less? We want you to apply.

We also are looking for a reporter whose instincts are to ask: Who is not included in this story but should be? Are there equity issues at play here? What audiences need this information?

If you are a multilingual journalist or fluent in Spanish, that will help you in this role. We want to deliver for audiences who traditionally are underserved by public media. 

We also encourage BIPOC journalists to apply for this position; you will be supported in our newsroom. 

We’re looking for journalists at any and all points in their careers, but the salary range is commensurate with what a reporter might earn at the beginning of the profession. 

The focus will be on daily content, with occasional opportunities for enterprise and feature work. Some weeks, you may deliver three or four stories for our website. Others, you could file a broadcast story every day. You’ll often be the first reporter on breaking news for digital and broadcast. 

Editors and producers will be there with everything from praise and helpful feedback to opportunities for self-care and urging time-off to recharge.

Your work will reach millions of Californians, including via our statewide network of more than five dozen public-media frequencies and websites. Sometimes you’ll also appear on NPR or

This position will be based in California’s capital city of Sacramento. CapRadio acknowledges that relocating during the pandemic is not something that occurs overnight. We’ll work with you.

If you’re confident in your skills and experience, but concerned that you may not meet every requirement laid out in this job description, that’s OK. We’ll give you the training needed and space to succeed — and fail — and we’ll support you during your first year on the job.

In conclusion: This is an exciting opportunity to cover the Golden State’s most crucial news and culture stories with trustworthy colleagues who value collaboration and empathy. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to connect with Nick Miller (he/him), CapRadio’s Managing Editor of News.


Position Responsibilities:

Essential Skills and Experience:

Preferred Skills and Experience:


The annual salary range for this position aligns with that of our entry-level reporter positions, running from $55,000 to $60,000 a year. CapRadio also offers:


So, you’re going to apply? Great! Here are the steps:

Submit your application to: You can address your cover letter to the hiring manager for this position, Nick Miller, Managing Editor of News.

Attn: Human Resources
7055 Folsom Blvd. 
Sacramento, CA 95826

Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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