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Cityside Journalism seeks a Nosh editor

May 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

We’re looking for an experienced, creative editor to run East Bay Nosh and oversee all food-related coverage at Cityside Journalism Initiative, a groundbreaking nonprofit organization devoted to building community and strengthening democracy through local journalism.

Its reporting helps readers discover new restaurants and rediscover spots that have been serving the community for decades. It tells the stories of the entrepreneurs, chefs and workers behind the eateries, bars, food trucks and corner stores we love so much, and reports on how the economics of the food business, and the decisions of policymakers, impact food workers and diners.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and orchestrate food coverage for Nosh and publish stories across Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside
  • Stay on top of the latest happenings and trends in the East Bay food scene through close monitoring of the space, maintaining a roster of plugged-in contributors, and cultivating sources within the industry
  • Manage, nurture, and sometimes mentor, a roster of freelance writers and photographers whose work forms the backbone of Nosh coverage
  • Work closely with the editors and news teams at Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside to ensure both platforms are publishing stories that align with their mission and resonate with their readers
  • Advise and guide staff reporters working on food-related coverage
  • Write, with flair and accuracy, about the latest news in the local food scene
  • Ensure that Nosh coverage reflects the diversity of the communities we serve
  • Supervise the Nosh story budget, planning for and mapping out future coverage.
  • Write and edit the Nosh newsletter
  • Prepare stories for publication using WordPress
  • Working with Cityside’s audience engagement editor, be responsible for growing and diversifying the Nosh audience and audience engagement, across the Nosh platforms, including the web, email and social media.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • 4+ years of experience of editing and writing about food, preferably in the Bay Area
  • Demonstrable editing and writing chops
  • A passion for food and the food business and an understanding of how food underpins community
  • A vision of how to best serve our audiences that aligns with our mission to build community through trustworthy, civic-minded local journalism
  • A creative and open-minded approach to how Nosh can fulfill its mission and reach a wide range of audiences.
  • An ability to do regular on-the-ground reporting and scouting on the East Bay food scene

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $103,000.

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