CalMatters is an award-winning nonprofit, nonpartisan news venture dedicated to explaining the policy and politics of America’s biggest state and the world’s fifth largest economy. We produce vivid, original journalism and data-driven news analyses and watchdog reporting, and distribute our work to more than 250 media partners, on calmatters.org, and via Apple News, SmartNews and other platforms.

Since we launched seven years ago, CalMatters has carved out a leadership role at the center of the media ecosystem in California, establishing ourselves as a trusted brand and “go-to” hub for in-depth news and information on statewide issues. Our work has led to changes in policy, new legislation, investigations and discussions at the Capitol, in political groups and beyond — and created an awareness of important issues that aren’t getting covered anywhere else. 

Our team has been recognized and honored with top state, regional and national awards from ONA, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Press Club, the Public Media Journalists Association, the Institute for Nonprofit News, the Edward R. Murrow Award, SPJ NorCal, Best of the West and California News Publishers.

Why work at CalMatters:

You get to join a talented and diverse team of more than 50 media professionals dedicated to telling the stories of what happens in the state Capitol. Every team member has a significant hand in determining our direction and success. We have the financial backing of smart, politically diverse funders and foundations who strongly believe in and support our work. Plus, we offer:

  • Excellent medical (HMO & PPO), dental and vision plans, for which we pay 90% of your premium and 70% of your dependents’ premiums
  • A 401(k) retirement savings plan for which we match 4% of your contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and child care
  • Regular workshops and trainings
  • Annual professional development stipend

We’re committed to reflecting the people of the state we serve and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click on the job you are interested in and you can directly apply from our website. You can also email your application to jobs@calmatters.org and put the job title in the subject line.

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