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San Francisco Chronicle

Online News Editor

Post Date:Nov 01, 2019Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - California - San Francisco Job Reference:
Job Description:

Do you want to work in a fast-paced newsroom on the biggest stories in the Bay Area? Do you have a passion for local journalism and working with words?

We’re looking for an Online News Editor to join our digital team and oversee a team of reporters who write daily stories for The Online News Editor 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 help build a new team that hustles, works quickly and competes to be first on stories, 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. The successful candidate will become a newsroom leader and help shape the next stage of content and our brand’s voice.


  • This position is full-time. 

  • The schedule could require weekend work.


  • Edit daily news articles for and The San Francisco Chronicle.

  • Work with digital leaders on how to grow subscribable audience and build foundational strategies.

  • Showcase dynamic news judgment every day by mining for story angles and never hesitating to start a conversation with Bay Area readers.

  • Contribute to high-impact digital storytelling projects produced with the digital team.

  • Enhance stories by incorporating video, embeds and other media.

  • Build a team of instant-impact, quick-turn journalists to write high-quality stories with voice.

  • Write stories as needed or desired.

Who we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years’ newsroom experience

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Expert digital media literacy

  • Understanding of media ethics

  • Grasp of digital metrics

Mission: 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.


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Contact Information
San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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