Date Posted May 11, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing
Job Status Full-time


NorthBay biz magazine, the leading business, news and lifestyles publication in the North Bay, is seeking a talented journalist to join its team as associate editor.

If you’re as comfortable calling a county supervisor with a tough question as you are finding interesting angles to the latest lifestyles and business trends in the area, this is the perfect journalism job for you. 

If you're also as comfortable crafting eye-catching social media teasers as you are posting stories across a wide range of online platforms, even better!

Covering everything from the wine industry, housing and development, the business community, restaurants, politics, lifestyles and more throughout Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties, the associate editor will contribute enterprise news stories, features, briefs and other assignments, while scouring for the perfect image and proofing pages with an eagle eye for misspelled names, inconsistent uses of tense and poorly placed commas.

We’re looking for a digital-savvy self-starter to join our small but lively team at our Santa Rosa headquarters to carry on the legacy of this 45-year-old community institution—published by Amaturo Sonoma Media Group—and bring fresh ideas, a creative mindset and a sense of humor.

Ideal candidates have a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, and/or have background as a news reporter for a college or professional news publication. Knowledge of Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties a big plus.

Send cover letter, resume and 2-3 clips to Jason Walsh at

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Conduct research (interviews, online, phone, publications) for editorial content in the magazine and for
  • Produce content for regular monthly features such as What’s Happening, Beyond the Boardroom and Work-Life stories.
  • Posting stories to and associated social media channels
  • Assist with fact checking of editorial content.
  • Write feature stories.
  • Photography, as needed.
  • Input data for various projects, using Filemaker Pro.
  • Other duties as needed for various special projects such as the Best Of event, editorial reprints and more.
  • Help with answering phones and directing calls, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

1-2 years in newsroom or for magazine or newspaper publication

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and ability to navigate content management systems

Excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail a must

Ability to multitask and meet deadlines required with little direct supervision

Self-starter with willingness to learn

This is not a remote position, full-time office hours are required.

Medical/dental, 401K, vacation, holidays, sick time.


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