As a sports reporter, you will be tasked with covering one of Cal’s varsity sports teams.
During the academic year, you are the go-to person for a particular sport and will have the chance to interview both coaches and players. Reporters in the sports department receive press passes to events and have the opportunity to develop relationships with the campus’s student-athletes — some of whom have gone on to become Olympic gold medalists (Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian and Alex Morgan, to name a few) and/or professional sports athletes (such as Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch and Jason Kidd).
During the summer, you are reporting on sports’ off seasons, reporting on the larger sports world, writing and reflecting about previous moments in Cal sports and working on the One Golden Moment podcast.
The job requires curiosity and a love of sports above all else, but it also requires dedication and a strong writing ability. Previous sports writing experience is not required but is taken note of.
We are looking to hire beat writers (covering a Cal team) and Bear Byte writers (The Daily Cal’s blog about the wider sports world), with the expectation of writing 1-2 articles per week.
Sports reporters continue to advance to cover more coveted sports each semester that they are on staff. A staffer may go on to become a deputy sports editor or the sports editor.