The San Francisco Standard is seeking a versatile Culture & Community Reporter to help grow our coverage of the San Francisco culture and events, including performing arts, restaurants, nightlife, music and other types of local happenings. This reporter will need to keep an ear to the ground (and the underground), and consistently develop interesting stories on a variety of topics; they might range from a short profile of a buzzy local Instagram photographer to a creative look at new restaurants to a sophisticated preview of a theatre opening or a riff on a street festival. Story types will include everything from short event listings and roundups to mid-range feature stories to deep-dive narratives.
The Culture & Community Reporter will need to have at least some familiarity with San Francisco’s cultural landscape and preferably much more than that. In addition to always knowing what’s going on in the moment, the successful candidate will ideally have a deep knowledge of the city’s past and informed ideas about where it might be headed. The Culture & Community reporter will report to and work closely with the Senior Editor for Arts & Culture
The Standard aims to reach a very broad audience and this position represents an opportunity to help further activate the local scene and shape the way the city thinks about its culture.
The Standard is a startup newsroom and interested candidates must be comfortable with a very demanding work environment. The Standard is an in-office company and thus physical presence in the Bay Area and willingness to work four days per week in an office are required. We pay good salaries commensurate with the cost of living in the Bay Area and we offer excellent benefits as well as stock options.