Food & Drink Writer / Utility Reporter

Position Available at Monterey County Weekly
Posted November 27, 2017
Type of Position: Permanent Full-Time
Monterey County Weekly is looking for a passionate and innovative journalist to join its reporting team.

Reporting to the editor, responsibilities include:
Reporting and writing the paper’s weekly food & drink content;
Working with editorial colleagues to produce significant stories and breaking news features, enterprise stories and alternative forms of storytelling;
Contributing long-form cover pieces, news, web stories, breaking news, features and arts and culture as need arises;
Adding to our robust website with food & drink blog posts; Using all available social media platforms;
Working with editors and management to develop content for special sections.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of professional reporting and writing experience as well as college media and internship experience; a degree in journalism, new media or a similar field (graduate degree a plus);

Required skills:
Recent journalism experience;
Strong reporting instincts and willingness to ask tough questions of important people; Experience in online journalism;
Firm grasp of AP style;
Great news judgment, mature voice and a sense of nuance;
Ability to work with sources;
Experience in using social media tools;
Slavish devotion to accuracy;
Ability and willingness to work outside the normal M-F, 9-5 hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Monterey County Weekly, now in its 30th year, is the largest circulation newspaper in a vibrant mid-sized market on California’s central coast. While publishing technology has changed radically over that span, the company continues today to be feisty, successful, local and independent -- as it has been since day one. Good journalism continues to be good for business.

While the paper’s coverage is almost 100-percent local, we have a broad worldview as well. The paper is situated in one of the great food and wine regions of the country. There are plenty of stories here that deserve to be told well.

Monterey County Weekly offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a 401(k) match and profit sharing. Our workplace is casual but conscientious, producing serious news and serious fun. Email cover letter, resume and clips to sara@mcweekly.com. No phone calls.

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Sara Rubin
Editor
Monterey County Weekly
668 Williams Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
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