CalMatters is a 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 distribute our work to more than 200+ media partners, on, Apple News and SmartNews.

Since we launched five and a half 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. 

Why work at CalMatters:

You get to join a talented team of 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 health and retirement benefits
  • Regular workshops and trainings
  • Annual professional development stipend

CalMatters is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Please email your applications to and put the job title in the subject line.

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Interested in an internship opportunity? We got those too.