Seeking Temporary General Assignment Reporter

The San Francisco Public Press is seeking to hire a general assignment reporter who has experience doing quick turnaround dailies but also the capability to dig deeper and do analysis from time to time. Experience covering housing and homelessness would be a plus.

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 network of sources and a track record of producing strong local news pieces, including fresh angles on well-covered stories and occasional scoops.

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
  • 1-3 years experience covering local news in Bay Area, preferably in San Francisco
  • 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 “GA reporter.” (No phone calls please.) Include:

  • Cover letter of not more than one page
  • Three work samples
  • Two journalism references