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Interested in internship, freelance or full-time reporting opportunities?

San José Spotlight, the city’s first nonprofit news organization dedicated to independent political reporting, is always accepting applications for ambitious reporters who excel at breaking news, cultivating relationships with sources and telling unique enterprise stories.

Our reporters cover politics, policy and government in the heart of Silicon Valley, an exciting market with no shortage of compelling stories that shape the national conversation. We are looking for reporters with exceptional digital skills, including social media, and the ability to write compelling copy — quickly and accurately.

To apply: Email your resume and 3-5 clips to [email protected].