Berkeleyside is a 10-year-old city news site that provides granular coverage of Berkeley, CA, a high-profile city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our strength is in breaking news and in digging in deep on important issues of accountability. We have been successful in creating a loyal and highly engaged community of readers, and are seen as a model for digital local news nationally. We have recently converted to nonprofit status in order to create mission-driven newsrooms in more cities. Our first launch, in spring 2020, is in neighboring Oakland, a city of 420,000 in the throes of transformation.
Location: * West, California
Beat: Immigrant businesses in Oakland
Position: This is a fascinating role for a business reporter, focused entirely on immigrant owned and operated businesses in Oakland. Many are Latino and Asian businesses. The beat covers economic and neighborhood change, barriers to entry, minimum wage struggles and much more.
Reporter: Ricky Rodas