ReporterSonoma Media Investments
The Press Democrat, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, is seeking two reporters to join our team.
— Night Reporter: You will take a lead role covering breaking news in the afternoon and evening while contributing to our daily, mid-range and long-term enterprise report.
— Reporter: You will start as a general assignment reporter covering news and feature stories in Sonoma County and on the surrounding North Coast, then move into a beat that showcases your ability to find stories and tell them compellingly. If there is a subject area that particularly interests you, make a pitch for it in your cover letter.
We are a locally owned newspaper that values original ideas, aggressive reporting, authoritative writing and watchdog coverage that leads to change. Any member of our reporting team must know how to juggle daily stories, online posts, social media interaction and long-term enterprise and investigative projects. To join our team, you must be an ambitious reporter who can report thoroughly and write in a clear, engaging style for the web and print. The ideal candidate will have strong multimedia skills, including the use of a smartphone to produce video, and must be adept in use of social media for news gathering and audience engagement. Data acquisition, analysis and visualization skills are a plus, as is fluency in Spanish.
We offer an opportunity to grow your career at our award-winning family of publications, with opportunities to contribute to our daily newspaper, website and regional magazine. All have been recognized as among the best in their respective categories, one of the reasons our news products enjoy some of the highest readership rates in California.
This position is based in Santa Rosa, an hour north of San Francisco, where vineyards give way to redwood forests and a breathtakingly beautiful coast. The region, home to 650,000 people, is an international destination for tourists and produces some of the best wine and beer on the planet. Two colleges, along with thriving tech, farm and government sectors make this region of diverse communities an exciting and dynamic place to be a reporter.
The Press Democrat offers a competitive compensation plan, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, accident insurance and paid time off. We are committed to a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon completion of a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. This reporting position requires a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six samples of your best work to: email@example.com. Include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.