Voice of San Diego is a pioneer in the not-for–profit news industry. Dedicated to providing ground-breaking investigative journalism for the San Diego region, our goal is to increase civic participation by giving residents the knowledge and in-depth analysis necessary to become advocates for good government and social progress.

We are a team of engaged, creative and curious people who are passionate about journalism and its power to highlight local issues and bring pressure on leaders to address those problems. (Read more about us.)

Open Positions

Intern Staff Writer

Under the direction of the Managing Editor, the intern will have the opportunity to
work alongside Voice of San Diego reporters and develop meaningful stories. Our intern will obtain a better understanding of local politics and compelling investigative storytelling that serves the San Diego community. In addition to helping reporters with projects, the intern is expected to pursue their own stories and pitch ideas to the editorial team. They will learn to gather and analyze facts through interviews, investigations or observations about current events and/or topics, and write stories in an objective and accurate manner, describing the events, background, meaning, and effects.

This is a paid internship. Intern is expected to work 15-20 hours per week during Winter and Fall and 20-30 hours per week during the summer. Internship is open to currently enrolled college and university students. Dates are flexible within these timeframes:

Winter: January to May
Summer: May to September
Fall: September to January

Application deadlines:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please specify your preferred internship time period. We will review applications in March for summer, August for Fall, and December for Winter.

Full job description: Intern-Staff Writer

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to VOSD_HR@voiceofsandiego.org.

Audience Growth and Brand Manager

The Audience Growth and Brand Manager is the champion for Voice of San Diego’s investigative journalism and the products that deliver it and ensures the consistency of the Voice brand and visual identity.

This colleague is responsible for brand awareness and readership, listener and follower growth throughout the community and within the digital space, including social media, website traffic and lead generation.

The Audience Growth and Brand Manager creates and leads integrated campaigns that drive measurable and thoughtful growth of Voice’s audience throughout the county. Responsibilities include collaborating with Voice colleagues and leadership to develop and execute marketing tools, technologies and tactics that promote Voice products and services in support of its mission.

Full job description: Audience Growth and Brand Manager

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to VOSD_HR@voiceofsandiego.org.

San Diego and Inland Empire Issues Reporter

Note: As of August 11, 2023, we have expanded the location based requirement to include San Diego, Inland Empire and Sacramento.

See more details, salary and apply on the CalMatters website.

If you’re a journalist who thrives on reporting about complex policy issues in ways that make them accessible to the people they affect most, you might be the next state policy and politics reporter for CalMatters and Voice of San Diego.

Newsrooms all over California once covered statewide policy issues through a local lens. They interviewed and followed legislators from their regions. They reported about how policies created in the state Capitol affected their readers back home. It was local journalism at a statewide level.

And now we’re bringing it back.

In this new role, you’ll cover state policy and politics on behalf of people in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. You don’t have to live in Sacramento, as long as you can travel to the state Capitol at key times. You’ll create two weekly newsletters – one for San Diego and Imperial counties and one for the Inland Empire of San Bernardino and Riverside counties – and write occasional stand-alone stories for each region. You’ll work with editors at media organizations in those regions, starting with us at Voice of San Diego.

This position is for an experienced reporter with excellent writing skills who can navigate state politics and its connections and negotiations with local governments. You’ll collaborate with other CalMatters reporters on enterprise stories and partner newsrooms in each region.

To apply: See more details, salary and apply on the CalMatters website.

Assorted pictures of Voice of San Diego staff at events, in field.