About the Role
The Pleasanton Weekly is seeking an enthusiastic and talented staff news reporter with previous journalism experience working in print and digital news environments. The reporter will cover and edit stories ranging from meetings to breaking news to features for our award-winning print and digital publications.
At least three years of experience in news reporting is required.
Beyond excellent reporting and writing skills, a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, previous experience in a newsroom setting, demonstrated news judgment and the ability to prioritize tasks and handle stress of daily deadlines and multiple priorities are required. The ability to deliver clean, vibrant copy while working to very tight deadlines is crucial. Photography skills, social media and copy editing experience are a plus. The candidate must also be able to work the required hours, which include some night assignments and occasional weekend hours.
Bay Area candidates only; preference given to those with knowledge of the Tri-Valley. Reporters work remotely; however, there will be rare occasions when reporters will need to be in the field.
This is a full-time position that might require some field work. We offer benefits including medical/dental, a 401(k) plan, vacation and holiday pay. This is the East Bay Division of Embarcadero Media Group and includes the Pleasanton Weekly, PleasantonWeekly.com, DanvilleSanRamon.com and LivermoreVine.com.
How To apply
Send a cover letter that details how your experience fits the needs of the position and includes your salary requirement. Also attach your resume and at least three clips/links that demonstrate your journalism and multimedia skills. Email the materials, with "Multimedia Journalist" in the subject line to Gina Channell Wilcox by 8 a.m. Feb. 21. No calls please. EOE.