Bay Area News Group seeks a local news reporter, The Mercury News

We’re looking to make a critical addition to our talented local news and enterprise team at The Mercury News. This reporter will cover the Peninsula, one of the most dynamic sub-regions of the Bay Area. You’ll handle a torrent of breaking news in the birthplace of Silicon Valley – from crime and housing to politics […]

The Mercury News/East Bay Times (Bay Area News Group) seeks a sports editorial clerk

The Mercury News and East Bay Times, the two daily papers under the Bay Area News Group, are looking for a part-time sports clerk who can help serve our audience with regularly scheduled high school content – round-ups, schedules, scores listings, etc. This person will also compile our weekly hole-in-one Bay Area golf listings.  This […]

Mercury News taps Mastrodonato as enterprise/general assignment reporter

Mercury News has hired Jason Mastrodonato as an enterprise/general assignment reporter to cover the Bay Area teams. Previously, Mastrodonato was a sports columnist at the Boston Herald, where he joined in 2015 as a Red Sox beat reporter, a post he also held at He was a sports columnist at the Boston Globe. Mastrodonato […]

Sacramento Bee hires Angst to cover California politics

Maggie Angst has joined The Sacramento Bee to cover California politics. Recently, Angst was an accountability reporter at The San Jose Mercury News, where she covered  Silicon Valley, wildfires, local government and the pandemic. She was a quality of life reporter and education reporter at the South Carolina newspaper The Island Packet. Angst also served […]

Mercury News hires Mercader as a reporter

Rachel Heimann Mercader will join Mercury News as a reporter to cover local news in Contra Costa County. Mercader begins in September. Recently, she served a government watchdog and breaking news reporter at the Naples Daily News. She previously contributed to Her Campus,an online women’s magazine at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Mercader has a […]

Mercury News reporter Castañeda on the importance of talking to people

Leonardo Castañeda graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism before starting work in investigative and accountability journalism for a nonprofit news organization in San Diego. Castañeda now reports on small businesses, income inequality and demographics for the Mercury News in San Jose. Q: What advice would you give to aspiring young […]