Pittsburgh Business Times seeks tech reporter
The Pittsburgh Business Times is looking for a reporter who can marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how.
Whatever the platform, this reporter will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and professionals. It’s a great time to be a business journalist in Pittsburgh – the city is in the midst of a transformation and rapidly diversifying its economic base.
Specifically, this reporter will cover technology, which includes everything from scoops about established companies and startups with traction, to sophisticated analysis of the issues that affect the industry, to savvy, important coverage of the executives, ideas and characters who make up the industry.
A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious. He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-form stories to our news products online, in email, on mobile and in print. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every important story on their beat(s); use networking events, social media platforms and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source base and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also, scoops matter. A lot.
To apply, send clips, a resume and a cover letter explaining how you’d cover the beat to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.