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Would you like the opportunity to work with world-class journalists and photographers at one of San Francisco’s most iconic media brands?


The San Francisco Chronicle has an opening for a Washington, D.C., reporter with demonstrated ability at finding original stories on the politics and government beat.  We need a reporter who is smart about federal politics and policies, especially as they affect the Bay Area and California. We are looking for a reporter who knows what matters on the national level to California, and has great sourcing among the elected officials and policymakers who play the key roles.


The Chronicle is a digital-first operation, so the successful candidate will be proficient at turning breaking news quickly, be adept at strategies for enhancing features and deep dives online, and be mindful of when and how our audience is most engaged.

We don’t want someone who loves going to press briefings. We are looking for someone to do the explainers of whether Trump cares about water policy, how federal emissions rules will affect California, whether Republican members of Congress can survive in both their party and their changing districts, and why tech companies are increasingly funding entire outfits of K Street lobbyists. We want someone with ambition, someone who can resist D.C. group think and give Northern Californians clear-eyed information about what is happening on a policy level in Washington -- while keeping those clear eyes on the ambitions of our local delegation. 

This is not an entry-level job -- we’re looking for someone who has thrived in a big-city, state or national news environment and is ready to take over as a newsroom leader.


Duties:

• Report and write political and policymaking hard news and news feature stories for the Chronicle, SFChronicle.com and SFGate.com.

Qualifications:
• BA in journalism or related field.
• At least five years’ experience at covering political and government news.

 

About the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGATE:


San Francisco has always been a city on the edge - of technology, thought, food, and culture. Here, seismic shifts, literally and figuratively, constantly reshape the landscape.


We deliver news and provocative perspectives that engage the smart, forward-thinking people who choose to live on the edge.


SFGATE provides a 360˚ view of San Francisco, wildly reflective of right now. Provocative, energetic, unapologetic, the Gate is in constant conversation with the world’s most eclectic city. It is the digital thermometer that reads the temperature of San Francisco’s moods,trends, and interests, and shares it with the world.


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Jeff Johnson – Publisher - Jeffrey M. Johnson is the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. He came to The Chronicle in 2013 after a 25-year career in publishing, including serving as president, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, and six years of work in private equity at The Yucaipa Companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Illinois.

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Mick Cohen – VP of Circulation - Mick Cohen is the Vice President of Circulation for the San Francisco Chronicle. Mick is responsible for sales of The Chronicle's print and digital products, customer service, customer retention, and distribution/logistics for The Chronicle and its partner publications. Mick joined The Chronicle in 1997 as a market research analyst and quickly worked his way up through a series of promotions to circulation director before being named vice president. In 2003, he won the Hearst Marketing Excellence award. He left The Chronicle from 2004 to 2007 to serve as director of acquisition and retention for the Dallas Morning News. Mick earned a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Diplomacy from the University of Kentucky.

Renee Peterson – VP of Human Resources - In her role, Peterson designs and implements relevant, business-driven human resources practices for Hearst’s growing stable of 22 dailies and 64 weeklies reaching more than 42 million unique visitors across the U.S. with related mobile websites and digital products. With more than 4,000 employees across the nations, Hearst Newspapers also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge brand. Before joining Hearst in 2013, Peterson was director of human resources for Hargrove, Inc., a general contractor for trade shows, events and custom exhibits, from 2011 to 2013, and director of the HR business partners group at Electronics for Imaging from 2010 to 2011. From 1996 to 2009, Peterson held various HR leadership positions at McAfee, Inc./Secure Computing Corporation.

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Christina Howell – Vice President, Finance - Christina joined the San Francisco Chronicle in April 2016 where she is responsible for financial planning, analysis and accounting. Prior she was head of global FP&A for StubHub, the global ticket marketplace. Previously she was VP Finance, Transformation at Levis Strauss & Co where she also held numerous finance positions over a decade in corporate, brand and supply chain finance. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy and has a Bachelor’s degree in politics from Bristol University.

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Steve Bentz – Senior Vice President, Advertising Steve Bentz joined the San Francisco Chronicle in November 2013 and is responsible for all Advertising sales for the San Francisco Chnoicle. Prior to joining the Chronicle, Steve was Vice President of National Sales and Direct Marketing for the Orange County Register. He has previously held various leadership roles with Impremedia, the Los Angeles Times.

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