Investigative Journalist

Long Beach Post, Long Beach, California

Date Posted February 16, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000


The Long Beach Post, an award-winning online publication serving the seventh-largest city in California, is seeking a seasoned investigative journalist who can also pitch in with editing and mentoring young reporters. The Post is an independently owned publication with one of the largest newsroom teams in Southern California. We are seeking to add a news reporter who is a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to effect change through solid, confident journalism. 

The scope of the job is as wide as you want to make it. You'll have a focus on Long Beach with an eye for regional and statewide areas of interest. The ideal candidate will have had experience covering local government and business, handling FOIA and public-records reporting, and identifying unique and untold stories of wrongdoing that can be made right.

This person will also have the ability to lead projects and edit stories on occasion, both for the Post and our sister publication, The Long Beach Business Journal, which publishes in print twice monthly and online daily.  

The ideal candidate will have a clip file that includes straight investigative stories, insightful and critical newsmaker profiles, narratives spun off breaking news or other events, and at least a few examples of investigative narrative—watchdog work written as storytelling.

You'll work on occasion with our Pulitzer Prize-winning special projects editor, along with other editors and reporters on projects big and small, including occasional breaking news. 



Pay and benefits

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $65,000 annually, in addition to full medical, vision, dental, cell phone and mileage allowance, life insurance and a matching 401K. Other benefits include generous PTO and 10 paid holidays. A relocation allowance is available for exceptional candidates not currently based in the Los Angeles region.

How to apply

Please send an email to Managing Editor Melissa Evans ( no later than March 8, 2021, with the following:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected classification under federal and state law.

Pacific Community Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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