Albuquerque Business First seeks reporter
Albuquerque Business First is looking for an ambitious and social-media savvy reporter who will thrive in our breaking news culture. That person will join an award-winning staff that’s constantly experimenting with new ways to engage readers. He or she will cover our Bizventures beat, encompassing startups, innovation, economic development and more. This is an opportunity to cover the local effort to grow and retain companies, create new industries in central New Mexico and make Albuquerque a center of entrepreneurship.
This person must be able to quickly establish themselves as a go-to source for business news on their assigned beats, own those beats and become an expert in them. They must own their audience, by every measure. They’ll marry traditional reporting techniques with digital and social media news gathering and publishing. They’ll contribute multiple daily stories on their beat and long-form pieces for the weekly edition. They’ll have an unparalleled ability to identify companies and business leaders who are or will become newsmakers.
Exceptional source development and news judgment
Polished business writing
Demonstrated experience breaking news online
Ability to work independently and remotely
Strong analytical and investigative abilities
Demonstrated success using social media as a news gathering tool
Ability to shoot photos and video
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Reports to editor-in-chief and managing editor. General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Attendance at both ABF and industry-related events required.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams at email@example.com. No phone calls please.