Date Posted November 22, 2022
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Job Description

SFGATE Travel Reporter

SFGATE is looking for a remote travel reporter based in Southern California who is a news reporter first and foremost, with strong reporting and writing skills, an ability to work under tight deadlines and the desire to dig deep to get a story. We want someone who will be able to easily toggle between writing a breaking news story about SFO and a comprehensive explainer about what’s going on with Real ID. Under the direction of SFGATE’s travel editor, the travel reporter will be a versatile journalist able to tackle fast-paced daily stories and well-sourced, deep-dive features that remind people there’s more to travel coverage than simply hotel guides and restaurant recommendations.


Launched in 1994, was one of the first large-market media sites in the world and served as the exclusive digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle for 19 years. In 2019, the Chronicle (which can now be found online at the paywalled and SFGATE officially became two separately run entities with their own editorial staffs and independent newsrooms.

Today, SFGATE is a digital-only publication that reaches more than 28 million readers every month and tells the stories of the people, places and ideas that make San Francisco, and the Bay Area at large, the weird and wonderful place that it is. We help readers navigate their day, whether it’s by keeping them updated on big breaking news, guiding them to interesting local experiences or sharing a part of the Bay they haven’t seen before.

The site is home to eight verticals: Culture, offering a unique mix of the entertainment news you actually need, and the underground stories from hidden corners of the Bay Area you want; Local, the premier destination for everything that life in San Francisco encompasses (from wildly expensive real estate to schools to what it’s like to live above a raucous bar); Sports, covering the intersection of sports and culture; Travel, covering everything from flight deals and travel news, to hotel hacks and under-the-radar day trips; Politics, where we keep you up to speed on all local, state and national politics that have implications on the Bay Area; Tech, covering the vast digital world and its real-life impacts; Food + Drink, where we tell you the backstory of the people behind the bar and in the kitchen; and News, plus has satellite contributing editors covering Lake Tahoe, California Parks, the Central Coast, Hawaii, Disneyland and Cannabis.

What you'll do:

  • Report to the SFGATE travel editor, writing up to 2 short news stories per day at their direction
  • Keep track of the all of the major travel infrastructure in the Bay Area, but also affected routes to beloved destinations outside of the Bay Area
  • Write occasional features that could range from a profile of an interesting travel figure to an experiential on a cool California destination
  • Work autonomously when needed and meet deadlines consistently
  • Communicate with the copy desk and editors in Slack
  • Monitor analytics and build an understanding of which stories resonate with readers and which don’t

Who you are:

  • You have 1 to 3 years of relevant news reporting experience at a newspaper or online news site
  • You're based in Southern California or willing to relocate by an agreed-upon date
  • You have a deep knowledge of California and the destinations in it that are important to people who are from here
  • You have a passion for journalism and telling stories
  • You've read SFGATE and have an understanding of the brand and voice

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.