The Big Surprise: We’re Hiring for Two Full Time Positions

Streetsblog is happy to announce that tomorrow morning we are going to post two new, full time, job openings on the jobs board. Both are writing positions for Streetsblog Los Angeles beginning in early 2014.

streetsblog-logo-sxswThe first position is full-time writing position for Streetsblog Los Angeles covering the city of Los Angeles, maintaining the calendar, and writing The Week in Livable Streets Events. The ideal candidate will display a knowledge of city government and Metro, ability to work under deadline, and of course a passion for all things Livable Streets.

Bringing on a new staff writer will allow for Damien to become more of an actual editor for Streetsblog Los Angeles, Santa Monica Next and Long Beachize, while handling the administrative details and fundraising. The writer will work with Damien and Sahra and Gary and Brian and our Board of Directors and freelancers to provide a more complete picture of transportation, planning, open space and public health in Greater Los Angeles.

Some Streetsblog readers guessed at the first piece of news, but the second is even more exciting and definitely more surprising. We weren’t even sure this was going to happen until last week.

Streetsblog Los Angeles will also be hiring a Sacramento-based writer to cover the legislature, executive branch, Caltrans, High-Speed Rail and other issues outside of the Greater Los Angeles and Bay Areas. We’ll be working closely with  Streetsblog San Francisco editor Aaron Bialick and the rest of the Streetsblog team at OpenPlans to ensure that we’re providing the same kind of equitable and in-depth coverage to issues around the state.

The Los Angeles position is funded by The David Bohnett Foundation, reader donations, and a large anonymous contribution. The Sacramento position is funded by The California Endowment and the same anonymous donor. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our readers, donors, friends and tipsters.

You can find the text of the application for the Los Angeles position and Sacramento position on Google Drive. They will be available tomorrow on the Streetsblog jobs board.