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September 3, 2021
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Monterey County Weekly has an immediate opening for a staff writer/ utility infielder.

Great Journalism Company Seeks Great Journalist
Monterey County Weekly has an immediate opening for a staff writer/ utility infielder.

We need someone who is a critical thinker and an excellent storyteller—someone who is looking for the opportunity to shine reporting on news—with an emphasis on the criminal and civil justice beats, but who can also contribute as needed to arts and personality-driven features and news on a range of subjects. Must be able to balance long-term stories with breaking news assignments. Our county is now over 50-percent Latino and Spanish language skills are a plus. Digital fluency, data-driven reporting experience and longform writing chops with a minimum of five years experience further enhance the likelihood of hire.

We pay competitively, offer a great benefit package and treat journalists like human beings.

To apply send a cover letter, resume and clips to our editor Sara Rubin at Sara@MCWeekly.com

About Monterey County Weekly

Monterey County Weekly is the big fish in a beautiful pond. As the largest circulation newspaper in one of the most spectacular counties in America, Monterey County Weekly has long been recognized for its thoughtful, provocative and engaging coverage of news, arts and entertainment. Founded in 1988, the newspaper has received scores of California and national newspaper awards over the past 33 years.

Good journalism has proved to be good for business too, as Monterey County Weekly today vastly out-circulates the MediaNews Group and Gannett-owned daily papers in the market. The daily newsletter Monterey County NOW combined with the Thursday print edition have positioned the Weekly as the go-to news source since the pandemic struck in 2020.

By almost any measure Monterey is a desirable market. The circulation area of Monterey County Weekly includes Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Carmel, historic Monterey and the expansive Salinas Valley. With a growing state university (CSU Monterey Bay), expanding science exploration in the Monterey Bay and a multi-billion dollar ag industry, the county is in a compelling time of growth and transformation.

There are great stories to be told in this market, and the Weekly and its prodigious digital platforms, is leading the community in framing those conversations.

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