Product Designer


Sacramento, California

Date Posted July 19, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $105,000


About the job

At CalMatters we believe that news products must be developed in collaboration with our audiences, and we strive to understand how Californians want their news and information. We’re looking for an imaginative and highly collaborative senior designer to lead product design for our nonprofit, nonpartisan news startup. 

At the tender age of six, we’re already the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We reach 1 in 10 Californians, but we want to empower even more of them to engage with the state policies and policymakers that affect their lives.

You’ll join a small, cross-functional team, working closely with our head of product, product manager, and engineers, to collaborate with colleagues across the company. We have existing products, like our website and newsletters, that need thoughtful design vision. We also have product ideas we want to explore and build, for which design and UX expertise are vital.

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About You

Experience we’re looking for:

Education related to journalism or communications would be a plus but is not required. If you meet at least 75% of the qualifications please apply, and don’t be shy about showcasing additional skills that would benefit our organization. 

We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job, and some examples of your previous successes. Write to with the job title in the subject line.

We’re based in Sacramento, and you’ll be required to attend monthly three-day in-person collaboration sessions with our team, but we’re open to distributed work arrangements with people elsewhere. 

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