Title: Reporter (Full-Time)

Reports to: Editor

Salary: $55,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience

J. The Jewish News of Northern California (J.) is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter to join its award-winning team of journalists covering and informing the Jewish communities of the Bay Area and beyond.

J. covers breaking news of critical importance to the Jewish community, as well as community news affecting the day-to-day. The successful applicant is comfortable with a range of assignments and working with different personalities. J. values enterprise journalism and supports journalists taking the time to develop sources around the Bay. This position is based in San Francisco; most newsroom employees work a hybrid schedule and meet at our office once a week; the entire staff attends an all-hands meeting once a month.


  • Professional news reporting experience
  • Compelling and colorful writing style
  • Ability to turn around stories quickly, on deadline
  • Experience interviewing multiple sources and producing a story with insight, accuracy and balance
  • Some knowledge of Jewish life and news affecting the Jewish community, including Israel, is preferred
  • Knowledge about Bay Area Jewish communities a plus


J. is an award-winning, nonprofit news organization serving the Bay Area’s diverse Jewish community.  J. covers the range of what it means to be Jewish today — from politics to the arts, religion and food, lifecycle events, and news of the local, national, and global Jewish communities. J. is recognized for its journalistic excellence and consistently wins awards.  Online, J. reaches 200,000 uniques per month, with an enewsletter distribution of 16,000. The biweekly print edition serves nearly 20,000 homes throughout Northern California.


Please send cover letter, resume, and at least five bylined stories representing a range of writing to:

Sue Barnett, Editor
[email protected]

Applications will be kept confidential.

J. The Jewish News of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.