San Francisco Business Times

The award-winning San Francisco Business Times is seeking an experienced editorial intern for reporting, writing and researching.

The San Francisco Business Times is a Bay Area business newspaper and web site covering local business news, people and trends. Our web site gets 2 million page views a month and we have a print readership of close to 100,000.

The intern will report and write stories for the web site and the print publication as well as help proofread the paper. The intern will also help conduct research.

We’re looking for a sharp, motivated and organized individual who seeks to go far in journalism and are interested in small business, startups and entrepreneurs as well as other topics.

You will work alongside a team of 15 reporters, editors, videographers, photographers and researchers in downtown San Francisco on a publication regularly named one of the best weeklies in California. We cover real estate, nonprofits, biotechnology, health care, finance, technology, sports, hotels and restaurants. Our website — — also features local business and industry news.

Our reporting interns have gone on to full-time positions at TechCrunch, The Recorder, The Oregonian, AP, the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Business Journal,, the San Jose Mercury News, PR Week,  and elsewhere. A few have stayed on as reporters in our newsroom.

The internship is for approximately 30-40 hours per week and pays $13 an hour. Internships last 90 days.

You need:

-Solid journalism experience at a student newspaper and/or an internship at a newspaper, magazine or web site. Business journalism experience is a plus. This means you need published clips.

-Strong command of English grammar, usage and punctuation.

-To be dependable and organized.

-To be extremely detail-oriented.

-To be available approximately 30-40 hours per week.

-To be accustomed to working in a team atmosphere.

-To be in possession of a sense of humor and strong people skills.

-Knowledge of the Bay Area.

Email the following to the email above:

-A cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and whether you are applying to the writing or the research internship and most importantly what you bring to the internship. Please focus on how you will help the Business Times.

-A resume.

-Three to five writing clips

-Two to three references.

Please note: Candidates with no journalism experience will NOT be considered.

About us: We’re one of more than 40 papers owned by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications, the Newhouse family holding company. For more information, visit our web site at


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By mail:

San Francisco Business Times
275 Battery St., Suite 940|
San Francisco, CA 94111
Attn.: Emily Fancher, Senior Editor
(415) 288-4948