We’re looking for an experienced, creative editor to run East Bay Nosh and oversee all all food-related coverage at Cityside Journalism Initiative, a groundbreaking nonprofit organization devoted to building community and strengthening democracy through local journalism.
Launched in 2020, Cityside is home to two widely read, award-winning local journalism platforms in the San Francisco Bay Area — Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside — and plans to report in more communities in the near future.
Nosh, launched in 2012 and published on Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, blends news, feature stories, and guides on the vibrant food and drink scene in Berkeley, Oakland and nearby East Bay communities. Its reporting helps readers discover new restaurants and rediscover spots that have been serving the community for decades. It tells the stories of the entrepreneurs, chefs and workers behind the eateries, bars, food trucks and corner stores we love so much, and reports on how the economics of the food business, and the decisions of policymakers, impact food workers and diners.
Nosh does not shy away from reporting about challenging issues in the food business, such as wage theft and sexual harassment. Nosh is also community minded: during the pandemic, Nosh helped its readers support workers and restaurant owners struggling because of the shutdown.
Nosh goes beyond the shiny and the new to deliver inclusive, equitable reporting at the neighborhood level that uses food as a window into distinct immigrant experiences and highlights wider societal issues. Its reporting not only keeps readers informed and inspired; it connects them to their communities and helps them enjoy the cities in which they live.
Some great candidates may not check all the boxes above, and may have valuable skills not included here. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply and tell us why you would thrive in this role. If you have questions in advance of applying for this position, we encourage you to reach out to Cityside Editorial Director Tracey Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll report to Cityside’s Editorial Director. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $103,000. We’re a hybrid workplace and our preference is for the Nosh Editor to be based in the East Bay. You’ll have access to Cityside’s healthcare plan, which includes vision and dental, four weeks of paid leave, and a 401(k) match. You’ll also have a $1,000 annual stipend towards professional development.
We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. That’s key to ensuring our work is as valuable and impactful as possible. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.