Launched in late 2009 by three journalists, Berkeleyside is Berkeley, California’s independently owned local news site, reporting on Berkeley and the East Bay. A pioneer in online local journalism, in 2017 Berkeleyside averaged more than 1 million pageviews and more than 400,000 unique visitors monthly.
Berkeleyside Inc. is proud to be a Benefit Corporation (or B Corp), defined as “a type of for-profit corporate entity that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment.”Berkeleyside was bootstrapped by a small team of people passionate about local journalism and the need to keep the powerful accountable. Eight years in, we have seven employees and we thrive on a flat organizational structure founded on mutual respect and trust. We encourage all team members to play to their strengths, be self-starters, take initiative, think creatively and relish working in a small, supportive entrepreneurial organization.
Berkeleyside’s offices are in downtown Berkeley. Berkeleyside is an Equal Opportunity Employer — people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities, including in-house mentoring and external training.