Seeking Investigative Reporter for Short-Term Project

The San Francisco Public Press is seeking to hire an investigative reporter for a project focused on housing.

The Public Press is a small but mighty nonprofit news organization that has produced award-winning investigations on a wide range of issues, including criminal justice reform, ride-sharing safety, sea level rise on the waterfront and the treatment of the homeless in the coronavirus era. We are looking for someone who can help our team produce work that sets the local news agenda.

Job Description

The ideal candidate has a track record of producing high-impact public-service journalism, knows how to use public records laws to uncover crucial documents, and can analyze data to deepen the reporting.

This position will initially be part time for six months.

We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented communities, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Job Qualifications

  • Must live in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Bachelor’s in communications, journalism or equivalent in experience and education
  • Track record of producing high-impact investigative journalism
  • Experience with data analysis and digging for documents, including using FOIAs and CPRAs
  • Strong writing skills
  • Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin a plus

How to Apply

Please send application material to jobs@sfpublicpress.org, with the subject line “Investigative reporter.” (No phone calls please.) Include:

  • Cover letter of not more than one page
  • Three work samples, which must include examples of investigative or explanatory reporting
  • Two journalism references