BusinessDen.com seeks reporter
BusinessDen.com, a startup business news website in Denver, Colorado, is searching for a scrappy reporter to cover the business of outdoor recreation (ski mountains, gear companies, apparel startups) cannabis and retail. You will be breaking stories about the innovators who have turned Denver into one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. And you’ll be joining an exciting startup with a solid business plan, ample investment capital and experienced editors.
The right candidate will be able to produce two tightly written stories per day. A knack for working sources is a must.
We look for three qualities when hiring reporters: a natural curiosity, a proven work ethic and a fierce competiveness. You must relish breaking a scoop and hate the taste of getting beat by a competitor.
If you are the sort of reporter who picks up a news tip in the cab to the airport, while getting your bike tuned or in line for a bagel, we want to hear from you.
The other basic qualifications
– At least 2 years of business reporting experience (willing to consider recent college graduates who impress us)
– Proven ability to dig up stories with documents (new business licenses, legal filings …) and sources
– Clean and crisp writing style
Our first newsroom in Richmond, VA has been running profitably for 10 years. We aim to replicate our innovative model throughout the country, and Denver is our next challenge.
Denver is a fantastic place to live and report – with major league sports, 300 days of sunshine and of course world-class, four-season recreation.
Pay based upon experience. We are open to recent college graduates and reporters with three to five years of daily newspaper experience.
Please send a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position to Jobs@BusinessDen.com. Please explain both your business reporting highlights and your interest in the beat and include 3-5 clips of your hard news business writing.