Kristen Hwang reporting on a story in Fresno on June 10, 2022. Photo by Larry Valenzuela, CalMatters/CatchLight Local
Kristen Hwang reporting on a story in Fresno on June 10, 2022. Photo by Larry Valenzuela, CalMatters/CatchLight Local

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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.

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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CalMatters is committed to training the next generation of journalists, and our interns will be guided by seasoned staffers to make meaningful contributions during their stay.

Our internships run 10-12 weeks, and interns are placed throughout our organization. Some of the opportunities we offer focus on reporting, photography, videography, web development and audience engagement. We also have interns working with our development team on fundraising, prospect research, and newsletter and website advertising. 

Our interns are paid $20/hour. Most work in Sacramento, but remote work is an option for some of the positions. We’re committed to reflecting the people of the state we serve and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. 

The application period for our Summer 2022 positions has closed; some positions have been filled and we’re reviewing applicants for the remaining ones. Future positions will be posted as soon as we know when they’ll be available.