As a news reporter for The Daily Californian, you will write for one of the nation’s oldest and most respected student newspapers, investigating the day’s breaking stories and looking into some of the most controversial issues facing our campus, the UC system and the city of Berkeley.
You will have the opportunity to interview influential campus, university and city leaders and report what you find to more than 40,000 students and 121,000 Berkeley residents. Reporters stay in the know about everything that goes on in Berkeley, covering a variety of topics that include student demonstrations, the actions of campus leaders and city homicides. News reporters also have the opportunity to work on longer-term enterprise stories — stories that a reporter unearths and explores on his/her own that can be more in-depth than daily news articles.
The ability to research, conduct interviews, work under pressure and write clearly and concisely is important to this position. Prior news experience is a plus but not required.
Reduced workload option: The Daily Cal understands that some applicants may have extenuating circumstances that would prevent them from working two full days per week, such as a necessary, paying job that takes up a significant amount of time outside of classes. If this is the case, applicants may choose to apply for a reduced workload reporter position, which would involve working one day per week instead of two. If an applicant chooses to apply for the reduced workload position, they will have to complete a short writing component detailing their reasons for choosing the reduced workload. Additionally, applicants to the reduced workload position will have to bring their employment information (name of job, title, and employer’s contact information) and work schedule to their interview, so we can verify it.
Weekly 45-minute virtual training sessions and one weekly virtual staff meeting