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New Times is looking for its next staff writer, someone who isn’t afraid to take on the tedious, the tenuous, or the talented—someone who understands that both the details and the big picture are necessary to the stories we tell. We’re looking for a reporter who can fill stories with the sources and things that matter to the communities we cover at the Sun and New Times, who isn’t averse to covering a city council meeting, filing a Public Records Act request, or chasing down a strange news tip. Oil, agricultural, water, and environmental advocacy aren’t the only things that drive this place—although those are pretty juicy beats. There’s more, and we want to hire someone who can drive his or herself to unearth those stories and tell them in a meaningful way.

Our newsroom thrives on the cacophony and diversity of voices that fill it, even if it’s a small newsroom. We’re looking for a journalist who can add to the conversation in a meaningful way, who understands the impact that news can have on the communities they cover, and who strives to continually learn and grow as a reporter.

Think you have what it takes? Send a résumé, cover letter, and story samples to Cindy Rucker at [email protected].

UPDATED 3/14/24



New Times in San Luis Obispo is looking for its next freelance arts writer, but we’re not looking for just any art-ogling, content-wrangling someone.

Are you sick of editing or regurgitating press releases about nothing exciting day after day? Or maybe it’s those damn list things—you know the ones: “Top 10 ironic places to find hipsters painting lemons on top of bicycles.” Or maybe it’s just not being able to put the time and reporting into a story that deserves it: the weeks and repeated meet-andgreets that give a story what it needs to ripen into the nuanced, spellbinding narrative it’s dying to be.

Can you find the unassuming local artist who’s about to blow a hole in the status quo? Do you know what it means to find the culture that matters to a community—the stuff that gives a population its heartbeat, its soul? That sweet spot where culture, politics, art, and society collide into a massive chaotic hurricane of beautiful expression?

If so, then that’s exactly who we’re looking for: an arts writer who can wrestle a story to the ground and fill it with the things that matter to San Luis Obispo County. It’s not all about vineyards, rolling hills, and pounding surf brushed with light, ethereal watercolors (although that’s definitely here). It’s about that human element and where creativity lives. Can you find it?

Let us know if you’ve got what it takes. We dare you. Send résumé and clips to Cindy Rucker at [email protected].

UPDATED 3/14/24



New Times Media Group is looking for someone spectacular to join our Sales and Marketing Team.

Do you enjoy ...

• Interacting with local businesses in SLO and SB Counties?

• Learning about effective advertising and marketing?

• Being out and about and not stuck behind a desk all day?

• Occasional snow cones and pizza?

• Making a positive difference in a local economy?

• Supporting local, independent journalism?

• Working for the biggest media group on the Central Coast?

• Paychecks reflective of your hard work?

• Fresh bagels every Monday morning?

• Working with helpful people in a fun and positive environment?

• Receiving crucial, entry-level sales training and experience?

If you answered “yes,” please contact Cindy at [email protected] or give her a call at (805) 546-8208 ext 218

New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

UPDATED 03/11/24


New Times is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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