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Deputy Editor


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Post Date:Mar 08, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:March-AprilSalary:Competitive
Location: United States - California - Sacramento Job Reference:
Job Description:

CALmatters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news venture dedicated to explaining the policy and politics of America’s biggest state and the world’s eighth largest economy. Now the largest state news team, we produce vivid, original journalism and data-driven news analyses and distribute our work to more than 100 media partners and on CALmatters.org.

Why work at CALmatters:

You get to join a talented team of media professionals dedicated to telling the stories of what happens in the state Capitol and why it matters Every team member has a significant hand in determining our direction and success. We have the financial backing of smart, politically diverse funders and foundations who strongly believe in and support our work. Plus, we offer:

  • Excellent health and retirement benefits
  • Regular workshops and trainings
  • Annual professional development stipend


Deputy Editor

CALmatters is creating a new deputy editor position for a seasoned, multimedia journalist with experience reporting/editing government policy and politics stories.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills; work well with a variety of reporters and issues; and have a track record of bringing in-depth stories to life on the web through a combination of text, photos, graphics, data visualization and video/audio. Critical traits include: integrity, high energy, a can-do attitude, flexibility and unflappability. This editor will work with a team of reporters to brainstorm, develop and produce lively coverage—from timely briefs to rigorously reported projects—that tell Californians what's going on in state government and how it affects their lives.


You also will encourage and exemplify a culture of innovation in storytelling; oversee and in some cases create these packages in our WordPress CMS;  and assist in the management of the newsroom—helping to maintain story plans and calendars, coordinate with other staffers and freelancers, approve expenses, distribute content to/communicate with dozens of media partners who publish and broadcast CALmatters reports.

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. Please familiarize yourself with CALmatters before you apply. We will want this editor in Sacramento three days a week.

CALmatters is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply. If interested, please send a resume and work samples by March 12 to Managing Editor Vicki Haddock at jobs@calmatters.org and put the job title in the subject line.



Skills:
The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills; work well with a variety of reporters and issues; and have a track record of bringing in-depth stories to life on the web through a combination of text, photos, graphics, data visualization and video/audio. Critical traits include: integrity, high energy, a can-do attitude, flexibility and unflappability. This editor will work with a team of reporters to brainstorm, develop and produce lively coverage—from timely briefs to rigorously reported projects—that tell Californians what's going on in state government and how it affects their lives.

You also will encourage and exemplify a culture of innovation in storytelling; oversee and in some cases create these packages in our WordPress CMS; and assist in the management of the newsroom—helping to maintain story plans and calendars, coordinate with other staffers and freelancers, approve expenses, distribute content to/communicate with dozens of media partners who publish and broadcast CALmatters reports.


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Contact Information
CALmatters
Marcia Parker
1201 K Street, 12th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
Ph: 9255189882
Email: jobs@calmatters.org
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