If you’re a journalist who eats data for breakfast and loves visualizing stories in new and innovative ways, we might have the perfect job for you: Data and Interactives Journalist at CalMatters. 

Why you? You are, at heart, an enterprising journalist who believes our society and democracy work better when people know and understand how policy, politics and government work. You know the power of original data, compelling interactives and beautiful graphics in storytelling. 

What we’re looking for:

  • A candidate who can work independently, meet deadlines and collaborate with a small but passionate data and interactives team.
  • A candidate who can find and pitch original data stories, while also enthusiastically working with others on making their data and graphics ideas a reality.
  • A candidate who is proficient in producing compelling graphics and interactive experiences for the web, using whatever tools they have in their toolbelt
  • A candidate who wants to push the limits of digital storytelling and explore innovative ways to reach our audience, including game design, 3d visualization libraries or immersive map-driven stories. 
  • A candidate who is excited about collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as constructing resilient data pipelines for our projects. 
  • A candidate who is excited about helping to shape our data and interactives team moving forward.

We would like this journalist to be based in California.

In four years, CalMatters has become the largest newsroom covering California policy and politics. We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and we give our coverage at no cost to more than 180 media outlets in California. With you on the team, our journalism will be deeper and more impactful and will reach more people.  

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.