Triad Business Journal seeks economic development and manufacturing reporter
The Triad Business Journal is looking for a reporter to cover economic development, manufacturing and aviation 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 our influential and growing audience of business owners, executives and professionals in the in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem region of North Carolina.
Specifically, this reporter will cover the intersection of government and business, where government involvement in business issues (transportation, major civic construction projects, environmental and other regulations, corporate relocations, etc.) either helps the business community grow or causes it pain. The region’s biggest business influencers are in manufacturing and aviation, so the topic areas dovetail nicely. A Business Journal reporter is expected to contribute both daily and longer-form stories to our suite of news products. Scoops matter. A lot.
A proven ability in reporting and writing; Ability to work independently; Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources; Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills; Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people and to develop sources and audience. Competitive, collaborative, curious. Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure. Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors. Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera, helpful.
1-3 years of journalism experience; Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; Knowledge of business and/or business community a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also an advantage.
To apply, send clips, a resume and a cover letter to editor Rebecca Troyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.