The Sacramento Bee is looking for a collaborative, audience-focused reporter for our service journalism team, whose mission is to help readers navigate life in Sacramento and understand issues that affect our community. This reporter will use engagement tools and audience outreach to surface and answer questions readers are asking in the moment, write stories that help readers connect with the news and contribute to a library of search-friendly evergreen content.
The Sacramento Bee Utility Team answers the essential, most frequently asked questions from our readers every day. Our service journalism team has taken a leading role as our newsroom transitions from a culture that assumes we know what readers want to a news organization dedicated to engaging directly with key audiences who help guide our coverage. And in the process, we’re working to reach and serve local readers who have never connected with us before.
Expertise in a particular subject area is not required for this position, but the successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of what’s important to local readers. The Bee is looking for a journalist with strong reporting skills and the ability to adapt quickly to a changing media landscape. Understanding of audience tools such as Google Trends is a must.
This reporter must live in or relocate to the Sacramento area. The newsroom is currently operating as a hybrid work environment.
This journalist will report to the service journalism editor.
At least one year of local news experience
College degree preferred.
Experience with audience tools such as Google Trends.
Ability to understand audience metrics and the tactics that move them.
Passion for the written word as well as community outreach.
Enthusiasm for experimenting and iterating, quickly and often.
Strong writing and reporting skills.
Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.
Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.
Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
Data reporting experience and ability to work with data visualization tools.
Valid driver’s license.
Vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).
When applying, please include work samples or a link to your online portfolio.
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