Boston Biz Journal seeks a projects reporter
The Boston Business Journal is looking for a driven and innovative reporter to build on the newsroom’s strong legacy of using data to drive essential, exclusive business coverage and to quarterback special projects.
The projects reporter is a great opportunity for a journalist who enjoys many hats: One day gathering and analyzing original data on the industries, companies and trends driving business decisions in the Boston region, the next day assisting in the collection, reporting and writing of articles for exclusive Business Journal research publications such as Fast 50, Best Places to Work, 40 Under 40 and more. The ideal candidate has the intellectual curiosity necessary to find, analyze, understand and explain what’s driving the Greater Boston economy using databases, documents and interviews with local sources.
Strong news judgment, news analysis and news writing
Knowledge of computer data-management applications
Proven ability to work with databases and spreadsheets to find patterns and stories
Meticulous eye for detail
Passionate about telling stories through data
Able to get people to tell you things they don’t want to
Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera, helpful
Solid Microsoft Excel skills a must
Able to mine and analyze data from surveys, regulatory agencies, other public documents and sources
Able to work as part of a team and enjoy shared success
Regularly reports and writes articles highlighting exclusive Business Journal research
Collects and analyzes company and industry data for exclusive research projects using appropriate narrative and visual storytelling techniques
Oversees creation of charts and infographics to illustrate research data findings
Works alongside reporters and editors on enterprise projects
Helps manage the coordination and planning of nomination-driven special sections and reports.
Actively looks for creative ways to tell important stories using data
Reports and writes general assignment stories as needed; may be assigned a beat or area of coverage not being covered by current staff for occasional stories
Reports and writes cover stories for our print edition where appropriate
Three to five years of journalism experience preferred
Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source base
Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
Knowledge of business principles essential. Knowledge of science and startups a plus
A track record of reporting on business data — including a familiarity with public-company, bank and regulatory filings — a plus
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
To apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clips that best show use of data in reporting to Doug Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal, at email@example.com.