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Newsletter Editor

If you know how to create newsletters that make people excited to check email every morning, you might be the next Newsletter Editor at CalMatters. 

We seek a smart writer with the wit and depth to engage Californians in the state’s top political and policy stories each weekday. Our WhatMatters newsletter is our front page. It’s an essential morning check for anyone who wants to know the latest about major issues in the world’s fifth largest economy. 

We seek a writer and editor who’s obsessed with these stories. Someone whose lively voice of authority can quickly tell Californians what happened, why it happened and why they should care. Someone who’s plugged into what’s happening in the Capitol each day and can be a personality in California politics. Someone who will work closely with CalMatters Senior Editor Dan Morain and the rest of our journalists to share stories they’re covering and tips they receive. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. By taking the lead on our flagship newsletter, you’ll play a crucial role in making our work more accessible and impactful as we work to serve the 40 million Californians who represent one-eighth of the U.S. population. 

This position will require some night and weekend work and is based in Sacramento.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Create the newsletter for release each weekday morning with feeds from other CalMatters journalists, aggregation from other news sources and original scoops or analysis.
  • Produce the newsletter in our publishing system, write headlines and add photos and other elements.
  • Attend regular editorial meetings and communicate daily with CalMatters editors.
  • Contribute to CalMatters’ strategic plans for additional newsletters.

These would be a plus:

  • Experience writing and/or managing a daily newsletter.
  • An understanding of California issues, politics and personality.
  • Experience with WordPress and MailChimp.
  • Experience with photo selection and editing.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the position on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/newsletter-editor/

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Health Reporter

If you’re a journalist who can help people understand one of today’s most important and complex issues, you might be the next health care reporter at CalMatters. 

With Californians spending nearly $400 billion per year on health care, it’s a rapidly-changing story that affects everyone. More than a third of Californians receive their health care through the state Medi-Cal program, and the new administration in Sacramento is expanding coverage toward a goal of single-payer, universal coverage.

We seek a reporter who’s excited about telling this story. Someone who will closely follow evolving state policies and industry lobbying efforts. Someone who will hear from patients and advocacy groups about their challenges and experiences with the health system. Someone who’s an excellent writer with the skill to craft narratives that weave human experience with politics, policy and data. Someone comfortable in social media, on the radio, in front of a camera and at public events. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. As a health care reporter, you’ll be a crucial part of our effort to serve the 40 million Californians who represent one-eighth of the U.S. population. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California health issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, health outcomes, patient experience, industry behavior and advocacy positions.
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating health issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create the best presentations of health stories.

These would be a plus:

  • Based in Sacramento
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Experienced at health coverage
  • An understanding of health policy, especially in California

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: 

Events Director

If you know how to bring people together for meaningful conversations that advance journalism and build community engagement, you might be the new Events Director at CalMatters. 

We seek someone who combines a mastery of event logistics with the editorial savvy to make sure the right people are on the stage, the topics are compelling, the audience eats up every word and the sponsors feel well loved. We’ll hold several dozen events in 2020, ranging from small donor briefings to lunch-hour, half-day and full-day public convenings across California about topics like health care, housing, income inequality, education and the environment. 

If you’re the right fit, you’ll share our belief that great events make great journalism. You’ll bring ideas about how to make events unique, interactive, engaging and productive. You’ll be passionate about increasing the audience and impact through live streaming and turning the event proceedings into content we can share in multiple ways afterward. You’ll be someone who makes sure that speakers and attendees have great experiences. And you’ll know how to involve corporate partners in ways that meet their needs without affecting the editorial integrity of the event. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. As the leader of our events strategy, you’ll take on the challenge of creating new ways for people to engage with our journalism while building our revenue, reach and impact.  

This position requires some evening and weekend work as well as travel throughout California. The position is ideally based in Sacramento but may be done from elsewhere in the state. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Arrange and manage venues, catering, staging, audio/visual support, registration, signage, handouts, streaming, run-of-show and other logistics for our events. 
  • Work closely with the editorial team to identify participants and plan topics and content. 
  • Work with co-hosting partners to coordinate tasks, goals, content and promotion.
  • Manage speaker relations for event participants including invitation letters, phone calls, logistics memos and on-site direction. 
  • Develop audience strategies including target groups and lists, invitation platforms and management of attendee data.
  • Oversee some events in person and coordinate staffers or contractors or others. 
  • Promote events through our channels, partner relationships and paid marketing.  
  • Manage the revenue and expenses for individual events and our annual events budget. 
  • Propose and develop new kinds of events to broaden our reach. 
  • Work with our revenue team to create sponsorship programs and with the sponsors before, during and after events to execute those programs.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/events-director/

Engagement Editor

Do you care about government, policy and politics? Do you believe journalism plays an important role in our democracy? Do you live on social media and have a passion for storytelling? 

If so, you might be the next Engagement Editor at CalMatters. 

With a state of 40 million Californians, we know we only reach a fraction of the people who would want our essential coverage. So we need an enthusiastic Engagement Editor who will lead our brand presence on social media, engage Californians in smart conversations and make our newsroom smarter about publishing and promoting our work.

We’re looking for someone with strong writing and editing skills, experience creating visual assets for social media, a passion for journalism and the ability to flourish in a high-energy, fast-paced newsroom. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. As our Engagement Editor, you’ll help us increase the impact of journalism that’s designed to inform and engage Californians about issues that are vital to our democracy and society. So we also want to hear your ideas about how to have meaningful impact and measure it. 

This position is based in our Sacramento newsroom. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Package our journalism in compelling ways on Facebook, Facebook Groups, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and other platforms.
  • Engage with existing and new readers to bring them into conversations and increase civic engagement among a diverse array of Californians.
  • Maintain a CalMatters voice across platforms that is friendly and informative, authoritative and engaging. 
  • Participate in news meetings to plan engagement strategies for upcoming work. Coordinate with reporters and editors to develop the best messages for sharing stories.
  • Develop strategies for using social media to report stories, raising questions and seeking responses and experts on topics that we’re developing.
  • Develop an overall social strategy, identifying goals and targets for our communications and the complementary work by each reporter. 
  • Cover events, hearings and breaking news on social media with live video, tweet threads and other forms of engaging original content.
  • Collaborate with the Membership Director to convert social users into newsletter subscribers and donors.
  • Analyze metrics to make our work even more engaging and use that knowledge to make the newsroom smarter about headline writing, publishing schedules, story packaging and other factors that help us reach people. 

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to samples of relevant work you’ve done in the past. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/engagement-editor/

Deputy News Editor

If you’re a veteran editor who moves seamlessly from daily news stories to long-term projects and gets the best out of experienced journalists while coaching newer ones, you might be the next Deputy News Editor at CalMatters. 

Why you? You know the intricacies of policy and politics coverage and how to make important topics accessible for the people they affect. You help reporters own their beats. You have excellent writing and editing and analytical skills. You bring in-depth stories to life with text, photos, graphics, data visualization, audio and video. And you’re known for integrity, high energy, a can-do attitude, flexibility and unflappability. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. With you on the team, we’ll build on that success with deeper coverage and impactful projects. 

Most of our team is in Sacramento, so that’s the ideal place for this editor, but we can be flexible for the right person. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work with reporters to brainstorm, develop and produce lively coverage—from timely briefs to rigorously reported projects—that tells Californians what’s going on in state government and how it affects their lives.
  • Encourage and exemplify a culture of innovation in storytelling.
  • Produce editorial packages in our WordPress publishing system.
  • Be part of the newsroom management team, developing story plans, maintaining calendars, coordinating with other staffers and freelancers, setting and evaluating goals, and managing expenses
  • Prepare content for distribution to dozens of media partners and communicate and coordinate with those partners

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/deputy-news-editor/

Data Journalist

If you’re a passionate journalist who eats data for breakfast and loves visualizing stories in new and innovative ways, we might have the perfect job for you: Data Journalist at CalMatters. 

Why you? You are, at heart, an enterprising reporter who believes our society and democracy work better when people know and understand how policy, politics and government work. You know the power of original data, compelling interactives and beautiful graphics in storytelling. 

You pitch and report your own ideas while partnering with other journalists to explore, understand and explain theirs. You build fancy tools that help reporters and readers understand complex topics and large data sets, but you also know when a quick, simple solution is the best approach. You create compelling graphics and know modern HTML, CSS and Javascript. And you’re proficient with, or eager to learn, more advanced tools and languages. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. With you on the team, our journalism will be deeper and more impactful and will reach more people.  

This position is based in our Sacramento newsroom. 

Responsibilities include

  • Partner with reporters and editors on their ideas and yours — ranging from quick dailies to long-term projects —  to identify, capture and analyze data that brings stories to life. 
  • Build visualizations that explain complex policy topics to the 40 million people who call California home. 
  • Build a data store of information that’s relevant to the wide range of issues we cover, with the tools that let our journalists and readers explore and understand the data. 
  • Become an expert on quality sources of data about California demographics, governance, policy and finances in important coverage areas like education, health care, environment and housing. 
  • Develop relationships with other newsrooms, academic programs, researchers and analysts to make sure we’re engaged in the right statewide and national conversations about doing great data journalism. 
  • Encourage and exemplify a culture of innovation in storytelling.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/data-journalist/

College Journalism Network Editor

About CalMatters

At CalMatters, we’ve discovered the secret to sustaining journalism: Passionate college students who want to report, write, edit and produce news coverage because they know how important it is to our society. 

So we’re going to help them. The California College Journalism Network will identify, mentor and support dozens of students. We’ll train them with webinars, on-campus workshops and Sacramento reporting days. We’ll help them make time for journalism by paying them to cover state policy issues in their communities, with a strong focus on the costs of college and the other challenges they face. And in communities where the campus news organization is the only one doing meaningful coverage, we’ll use the resources of CalMatters and our statewide media partners to help them fill that need.  

If you’re an editor, mentor, coach and manager who’s as excited as we are about the next generation of student journalists, you might be the perfect coordinator for this new effort. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets across the state. By leading this new college network, you’ll help us support the next generation of California journalists while building a strong talent pipeline for the industry and improving coverage in underserved areas. 

The position is ideally based in Sacramento but may be done from elsewhere in the state. It will require occasional travel. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Build and maintain relationships with student journalists and professors and advisers.
  • Identify, vet, engage and work closely with students chosen for the program. 
  • Collect journalism done by the students, edit and publish it on the CalMatters site. 
  • Be the conduit between our journalists and the students. Seek feeds from students to CalMatters reporters. Coordinate and edit student work to localize CalMatters stories.
  • Coordinate, and sometimes lead, training sessions both online and in person. 
  • Identify and establish the vision and plan for this new venture, learning about its potential and identifying the best target audiences and communication strategies.
  • Engage the college network in CalMatters public events.
  • Manage tracking metrics about the network’s reach and production and impact.
  • Manage the budget for the program. 

A background education journalism would be a plus, as would proficiency in more than one of the languages used widely in our state. 

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to relevant journalism or other projects you’ve done. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. You can view the posting on our website: https://calmatters.org/about/jobs/college-journalism-network-editor/

California Divide Reporter

If you’re a journalist who believes your work can make a difference in people’s lives, you might be the perfect fit for our ambitious, unprecedented effort to investigate inequity and poverty in California. 

CalMatters seeks an experienced reporter in the Los Angeles area to join a statewide collaboration we call The California Divide. We’re looking for a reporter who digs deep and writes compelling narrative. Someone who knows how to connect with those experiencing these issues and to navigate the layers of politics and policy around possible solutions. Someone who reports with words, sounds, pictures and data. Someone who’s a skilled writer while being savvy about the explanatory voice, short brights and social media and is comfortable on the air and at and public events. 

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. With the California Divide project, we’re creating a landmark statewide collaboration that shares the experience of people navigating today’s social ladder, investigates the private and public paths to a better life and explains solutions and policies that may address the barriers. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Report and write about a variety of topics related to poverty and income inequality in California, including housing, health, environment, education, public assistance programs and workforce issues, among other topics.
  • Collaborate on stories with other California Divide reporters in newsrooms across the state. Write stories with feeds from other reporters.
  • Incorporate data and other analytical tools into well-written, enterprise pieces that resonate with readers.
  • Think creatively about ways to tell stories and communicate with readers. Work with the CalMatters team and our partners on various platforms including social media, interactive forums, public events, video and audio.
  • Write longer narratives, weaving human experiences with data, policy and politics.

The ability to report in both Spanish and English would be a plus.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.