Online News Reporter

Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
Competitive annual salary + bonus, health, dental, vision and 401(k)
Posted
Nov 01, 2019
Specialty
News & Journalism
Metro Area
San Francisco
Duration
Full Time

Do you want to work in a fast-paced newsroom on the biggest stories in the Bay Area?

We’re looking for an Online News Reporter to join our digital team and write daily stories for SFChronicle.com. The Online News Reporter will cover a variety of topics and take on multimedia assignments from the office and in the field. Topics will come from across the spectrum of news and features. The ideal candidate will hustle, work quickly and compete to be first on a story, while seeking to engage readers online through the savvy use of traditional reporting, data, video and social media. We need a self-starter with high standards who can collaborate well, has excellent communication skills, and is comfortable providing and taking feedback.

Requirements: 

This position is full-time. 

It could include weekend work.

Duties:

Report and write news articles for SFChronicle.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Closely track news by calling sources, following media outlets and social channels, and doing in-person interviews. 

Contribute to high-impact digital storytelling projects produced with newsroom teams.

Enhance stories by incorporating video, embeds and other media.

Who we’re looking for:

Overall: Someone eager to find and chase good stories, while engaging online readers through compelling headlines and multimedia. Strong writing skills are important, as is a strict dedication to accuracy and ethics. The candidate must be able to self-manage, handle tight deadlines and communicate well via tools such as Slack.

Newsroom experience: We are looking for someone who has newsroom experience; at least three years preferred.

Mission: SFChronicle.com delivers the Bay Area’s best journalism and is recognized as the best large newspaper website in California. It is the Bay Area’s authoritative online news source, focused on San Francisco but inclusive of all California and Western news that reflects the unique Bay Area experience. We publish the stories that hit close to home for our readers every day.