Albany Business Review seeks a reporter
Albany Business Review is looking for a top-notch reporter to join our newsroom.
The ideal candidate 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 in the Albany region. Specifically, this reporter will cover the intersection of state government and business interests. He or she will produce everything from scoops about important deals, expansions and relocations, to coverage of important industry events, trends and major executives — essentially adding a face and a personality to the story. A good Business Journal reporter is editor of his or her own beat coverage, and is easily able to assess what merits a story, an in-depth investigation or just a brief.
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, 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.
• Proven excellence in reporting and writing
• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person, on the phone and online
• A clear drive to develop sources and build audience
• 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.
• Minimum 2-3 years of reporting experience.
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source base.
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience.
• Knowledge of business principles essential.
• Capital Region experience a plus.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience
To apply, email a cover letter, resume and links to clips that best show enterprising and scoop reporting to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development, American City Business Journals, firstname.lastname@example.org