San Francisco Bureau Chief

The New York Times
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Feb 23

Position description

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 


Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.


Job Description



The ideal candidate would have a deep interest in the San Francisco Bay Area and a strong understanding of the issues that are playing out across California and neighboring states. 


We are looking for a skilled writer who is adept at covering major breaking news, producing  larger think pieces and crafting stylish features. We want a self-starter who will show readers the many ways in which Northern California is changing – politically, economically and socially — and can explain why developments in the state matter to the nation and world. The ideal candidate would have a track record of cultivating sources, obtaining public records and delivering scoops. We are seeking someone who embraces a true range of stories and turnaround times and is eager to experiment with different forms of journalism. 


This correspondent, the San Francisco bureau chief, will be based in San Francisco. Please upload your resume and links into one single PDF. Links should be of stories you have written with brief annotations on what they show about your experience and skills.


The annual base pay range for this role is $139,700.00 and $163,000.00.

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