Newspaper actually adding a Sacramento reporter

The Mercury News in San Jose has stopped cutting for now and is looking to even add a Sacramento reporter. The paper is also looking for a reporter to cover the "Silicon Valley start-up and venture capital community." Daily News editor Carolina Garcia sent the job notices to her newsroom today. "Dave" is Dave Butler, the former DN boss now at San Jose.

From: Carolina Garcia Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:59 PM Subject: 2 job openings at the Merc

Dave has two reporter openings.


The San Jose Mercury News has an immediate opening for an experienced state government reporter in our Sacramento bureau. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the California state capital, but with a focus on enterprise and investigative work that will help set the agenda in Sacramento. Working in the MediaNews Capitol bureau in Sacramento, the reporter will produce stories that will appear in newspapers throughout California and likely beyond. The successful candidate will have at least two years covering a statehouse and at least five years total experience with a major metropolitan daily or similar media outlet. Candidates should be well-versed in government coverage and in California's political landscape. Interested? Send a cover letter, resume and 6 clips (PDF copies with online links, preferable) to statehousejob@mercurynews.com


The San Jose Mercury News is looking for a reporter to cover the Silicon Valley start-up and venture capital community. Candidates must have at least two years experience covering the start-up industry, or a background working in the industry as well as at least two years of reporting experience at a daily news organization. We are looking for a reporter who can produce enterprise stories for the front page, craft an engaging weekly column focusing on the people and companies that are driving the industry, as well as quickly write breaking news for the Web. The ideal candidate will also have solid judgment, since part of the job will be to serve as an "early-warning" system for the Business Section to alert its editors about the "next" Facebook, or Twitter, or other phenomenon that will reshape Silicon Valley.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to:

Stephen R. Trousdale
Business Editor
San Jose Mercury News
750 Ridder Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95190

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