Atlanta daily seeks business reporter
This correspondent is charged with developing and writing stories on the business beat. The correspondent is responsible for daily reporting business news and trends that are directly aligned with the beats’ parameters.
This reporter will focus on financial/money issues affecting our residents: utility costs/developments, borrowing costs, tax issues, consumer/commodity prices, debt issues, housing costs, insurance costs/coverage, retirement issues, regulation/oversight involving financial matters, and pension issues.
This reporter must also cover the important news from the following key Atlanta companies: Equifax, ICE, PSC, Coke, Chick-fil-A, Georgia Power, other related financial companies. This reporter also covers utilities.
The reporter also will identify social trends that provide readers with an understanding of current business values. The reporter must also generate unique profiles that spotlight individuals who illustrate the richness and diversity of the busy community.
This reporter will establish a large network of business and community contacts in order to ensure awareness of those issues that resonate with our audience. It will be this reporter’s responsibility to capture those conversations for our platforms.
This correspondent must be able to produce clean, organized publication-ready content with a minimum of supervision. He or she must be able to handle various distribution outlets such as social, free and paid, and must be able to use a variety of storytelling tools including video, data, and other narrative elements and emerging digital-only formats. At its most effective, this correspondent’s work will achieve tangible, positive results on behalf of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s readers.
As a business correspondent, he/she must demonstrate a highly developed capacity to use the Internet as a reporting tool. Additionally, he/she must be able to break news often for ajc.com while quickly turning well-reported dailies and substantial enterprise for Sunday and Page One.
The position also requires that he/she be comfortable with metrics and audience development strategies.
This correspondent must collaborate across the newsroom and across topics, with reporters whose primary topics are transportation, business, public safety, politics, etc.
To apply, go here.