SFist is seeking a full-time reporter and blogger with solid editing skills and a touch of wit who can cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.
This is a paid, full-time position, with fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits. As the main Gothamist office is in NYC, SFist’s assistant editor will work from home (or wherever there's WiFi). Days and hours may vary from a normal Monday-Friday 9-to-5 job, as covering breaking news in real time will be one of the assistant editor’s responsibilities. The ideal candidate MUST be versatile and knowledgeable about San Francisco and its surrounding areas, as well as with SFist itself, its body of work, and its overall tone and voice.
The assistant editor’s responsibilities will include: On a daily basis, producing a healthy mix of informative and engaging blog posts; sniffing out original stories; calling public officials and spokespeople to gather facts and quotes; conceptualizing and executing new recurring features for the site; editorializing on subjects of local interest in a smart and preferably light-hearted way; and editing stories written by others. The ideal candidate must be as comfortable at reporting — attending press conferences and filing breaking news reports from where the news is happening — as he or she is at finding potentially viral content across the web and writing aggregated blog posts from multiple news sources. SFist’s assistant editor reports directly to SFist’s editor in chief.
Requirements: At least one year of full-time blogging or equivalent experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy and the skills to report it out, a ferocious drive and piercing wit, a deep and abiding love for San Francisco, and the stamina to create 6 to 8 well written and click-worthy posts per day while helping manage the flow of pieces from other contributors. As SFist’s assistant editor will be expected to do on-the-ground reporting, he or she must live in the Bay Area.
If you're interested, send a brief email with a summary of your experience and relevant links to [email protected], subject "SFist assistant editor." No need to follow up: if we're interested, you'll hear from us. No attachments, please.
Gothamist LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.