City Hall / politics reporter

San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco, California

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Date Posted September 21, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The City Hall/Politics Reporter will have a penchant for finding stories that resonate with readers and telling them in an approachable yet informative style that specializes in enterprise reporting, not breaking news.


  • Report and write about governance, policy and politics with an emphasis on analytical and investigative pieces. 


  • At least three years of professional journalism experience.

  • Previous government and/or political reporting experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree.


  • In general, this reporter will be expected to write three or more stories per week.

  • Work in our newsroom and/or City Hall bureau a minimum of four days per week, with remote work possible on the fifth day.


  • Candidates should be well-versed in AP style.

  • Proficient in data analysis.

  • Adept at multimedia and the use of social media. 

  • Fluent in a second language a plus, but not required.

  • Candidates who advance beyond an initial phone interview will be required to take a writing test. 

 Why Join Us?

Clint Reilly Communications is a transformative locally owned media company focused on enhancing and changing San Francisco. We offer competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. Our benefits program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company-provided life insurance, and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with a company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. 


The San Francisco Examiner is the largest Sunday print circulation newspaper in Northern California, serving The City and the Peninsula with an ever-expanding national and international digital presence. Clint Reilly Communications purchased The Examiner in December 2020, returning it to local ownership. The paper was founded in 1863 as the Democratic Press and in1865, the paper changed to the Daily Examiner. The Examiner has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence. Clint Reilly Communications also owns The Nob Hill Gazette and SF Weekly.


All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. The San Francisco Examiner Media Co. is an EEO employer that supports diversity in the workplace and will consider qualified employment applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance. 


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply. 


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