The Albany Business Review is an American City Business Journals news organization with a wonderful opportunity for an experienced reporter in our Albany, N.Y. newsroom. If you are an energetic reporter with a passion to break news every day and inform readers, this is a great place for you. We need reporters who thrive in a fast-paced environment. In our newsroom we emphasize context and clarity. Our reporters become authoritative voices on topics of importance to the business community.
Our reporters break news daily online, write deep enterprise for our weekly edition, connect with readers via social media, and take photos and videos to accompany news reports. This is a newsroom where you can do the best work of your career, reach a national audience and be a vital news source for the local business leaders while living in a quality, affordable community with mountains, lakes and some of the greatest cities near by.
Our next reporter will have strong critical thinking skills; a deep commitment to story structure and clarity in writing; a devotion to source building, sharp interviewing skills. Our next reporter will be intensely competitive.
Our reporters must: Own their beat. Build source network relentlessly. Attend both Business Review and industry related events. When relevant to their beats, reporters must work in partnership with the publisher, editor in chief and event director to select speakers and topics that will grow event attendance and audience. Reporters will be expected to facilitate/moderate at Business Review events and must be comfortable in taking a leading role in the community. Work collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and others to maximize the impact and accessibility of stories reported. Contribute four to six online posts (curated and original) per day. Contribute print stories, including cover stories, on a regular basis. Develop and curate a reporter page/section spread in the print paper each week; this spread is comprised of information, highlights and data gathered and reported on throughout the week, then packaged and freshened for the print product. 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. Take on any other assignment made by manager(s). Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources.
Send your resumes and cover letters by email to Mike Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org