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CalMatters seeks a senior investigative reporter

March 22, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

If you’re a seasoned investigative reporter with exceptional skill at public record requests, data analysis, source development, navigating court cases, turning complexity into compelling narrative and tirelessly checking under every rock, you’re going to love this job doing deep-dive work about the state of California.

Our senior investigative reporter will work with a growing I-team at CalMatters that has already won awards for work on unseized guns and extreme incarceration . The team is also supported by our data team and a Pulitzer Prize winning editor.


  • Deep-dive research into California’s three branches of government to find and report the stories that hold state government officials accountable for the programs and oversight that protect and serve Californians as well as any conflicts or malfeasance related to special interests and other issues
  • Extensive use of court records, public documents and public record requests as well as work with the state budget, legislative records and other state documents
  • Source development in the California state Capitol and keen awareness of the legislative, budget and regulatory process
  • Collaboration with other parts of the newsroom: beat reporters and the newsletter, photo, data, engagement, product and production teams
  • Public speaking at private and public events as well as broadcast media


  • At least 10 years of professional reporting experience, preferably including coverage of government and the policy-making process
  • Track record of successful investigative reporting work
  • Exceptional writing skills, particularly for longform stories but also crisp and insightful news analysis

The base salary for this position is $100,000 per year; higher compensation may be available for someone with advanced skills and/or experience

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