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State Government Reporter

Posted: June 2, 2015

Title: State Government Reporter
Department: News and Information
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Capitol Bureau Chief
End Date: Open Until Filled


If you love politics, journalism and public radio, this job is for you.  As part of Capital Public Radio’s award-winning newsroom, you’ll cover the California State Capitol – the governor (not a body-building movie star anymore, but he did earn the nickname “Moonbeam”), the Legislature, and the policy and politics of the state that boasts the world’s seventh-largest economy.  You’ll work out of our Capitol Bureau in downtown Sacramento – a friendly, burgeoning, up-and-coming city that’s a short hop from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. 


The State Government Reporter reports, writes and produces newscast, feature and multimedia stories about the governor, legislature and other branches of California state government for the statewide Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN).   S/he also takes part in planning CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau coverage, and makes regular appearances on CPR newscasts and talk shows.  The State Government Reporter may have the opportunity to contribute to CapRadio’s documentary series, The View from Here.


  • At least two (2) years full-time reporting experience, preferably in radio.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Public radio experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of California politics preferred, but not required if applicant has previous political reporting experience and is a fast learner.
  • Multimedia/social media knowledge and experience.
  • Tech savvy, with solid computer skills (i.e. Windows, Microsoft Office) and proficiency in audio editing software, such as Adobe Audition or Pro Tools. 


Send cover letter, resume, reference list, audio/print reporting samples and compensation requirements to:

Human Resources
Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Fax 916-278-8989

Capital Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.