Houston Biz Journal seeks reporter
The Houston Business Journal is looking for a full-time beat reporter. We want a reporter who can break news before it happens and tell readers what it means. We’re looking for strong traditional journalism skills: source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing and document use.
Duties: Contribute in-depth, timely and relevant news stories daily to be used across platforms. Own the beat audience. Own the beat conversation. Build source network relentlessly. Attend both Business Journal and industry-related events. Reporters will be expected to facilitate/moderate at Business Journal events and must be comfortable in taking a leading role in the community. Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media followings and growth, paid print subscribership, email newsletter circulation growth, event attendance, and other such measures.
Skills: Minimum of three years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing; experience and knowledge of local business community preferred. Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors. Ability to break news and identify newsworthy events and sources. Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing skills. Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online and to develop sources and an audience. Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately. Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
Education: Bachelor’s or equivalent experience.
How to apply: Email resume, cover letter and clips or links with “beat reporter” in the subject line to:
Emily Wilkinson, managing editor at Houston Business Journal, firstname.lastname@example.org