Albuquerque Business First seeks reporter
Albuquerque Business First is looking for an ambitious and social-media savvy reporter who will thrive in our breaking news culture.
That person will join an award-winning staff that’s constantly experimenting with new ways to engage readers. This person will cover money, job creation and energy — all issues at the center of Albuquerque’s effort to redefine its economy and grow new industries. Top stories on this beat in 2017 have included the construction and expansion of a Facebook data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico’s pitches for Amazon’s second headquarters, and much more.
This person must be able to quickly establish themselves as a go-to source for business news on their assigned beats, own those beats and become an expert in them. They must own their audience, by every measure. They’ll marry traditional reporting techniques with digital and social media newsgathering and publishing. They’ll contribute multiple daily stories on their beat and long-form pieces for the weekly edition. They’ll have an unparalleled ability to identify companies and business leaders who are or will become newsmakers.
Exceptional source development and news judgment
Polished business writing
Demonstrated experience breaking news online
Ability to work independently and remotely
Strong analytical and investigative abilities
Demonstrated success using social media as a newsgathering tool
Ability to shoot photos and video
Minimum two years journalism experience with proven ability to write and report.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Reports to editor-in-chief and managing editor. General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Attendance at both ABF and industry-related events required.
Albuquerque Business First and its 39 sister media companies are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online and weekly in print, deliver multiple daily email products and host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. We think covering business is just about the most fun thing you could possibly do, and we have a great time doing it.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.