Marin Independent Journal

San Francisco, California

Date Posted March 08, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,000 to $55,000



The Marin Independent Journal, an award-winning daily newspaper just north of San Francisco, is seeking a sharp and enthusiastic reporter. We are a dynamic and fast-paced daily, covering Marin County's 11 cities and towns with an intelligent readership and a variety of hot-button community issues. We want to talk to strong writers who are curious and thoughtful, pay keen attention to detail and are fired up about telling good stories. Reporters at the Independent Journal are responsible for daily stories for web and print, short web hits and briefs, live event coverage, city government meetings coverage, features and enterprise-style pieces for section fronts and digital platforms.  


What you will do:

  • The reporter will be responsible for daily stories for web and print, short web hits and briefs, live event coverage, features and enterprise-style pieces for section fronts, all while posting, tweeting, taking iPhone photos and video, and live blogging

  • Cover breaking news stories and develop in-depth feature pieces

  • Conduct interviews with sources to gather information for articles

  • Research and fact-check information to ensure accuracy and credibility

  • Write clear, concise and accurate news stories for print, online, and social media platforms

  • Attend press conferences, community events, and other gatherings to report on news and issues relevant to the beat

  • Collaborate with editors and other reporters to develop story ideas and angles

  • Use digital tools and platforms to enhance reporting and engage with readership

  • Develop expertise and familiarity with the people, organizations, and institutions in the beat region to better inform reporting


What you will bring:

  • 2+ years of journalism experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related fields

  • Excellent news judgment and an interest in local news and current events in Marin County

  • Strong news writing skill under deadline pressure

  • The ability to juggle multiple stories of varying complexity

  • The ability to report in multiple languages is a plus


Must be located in the Bay Area.


Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter and 3-5 writing clips.


The hourly wage is $25.50. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition program, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).


Who we are:

The Marin Independent Journal, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is the only daily newspaper offering in-depth coverage of Marin County, including the cities of Novato, San Rafael, Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito and Mill Valley -- as well as the unincorporated area of Marin City, West Marin and more.

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