Crain’s Chicago seeks transportation/manufacturing reporter
Crain’s Chicago Business is looking for someone to be the source for news and analysis on key sectors of the Chicago economy. In addition to being first and best with corporate coverage, the reporter on this beat should be able to write knowledgeably and understandably about economic issues. We are looking to this reporter to generate his or her own story ideas and be the expert on these subjects.
This reporter must know how to cultivate sources, understand financial reports and crunch data. Trend-spotting is essential. He or she will be expected to break news and write with authority. He or she also must be able to write quickly on deadline and, at the same time, produce long-form profiles or features. We are looking for someone who can move adroitly from subject to subject and beat to beat.
Experience, skills, and abilities needed for success:
Come to Crain’s with at least several years of experience in professional journalism.
Be an expert on the beat, generating a steady flow of story ideas and setting the agenda on these industries and subjects.
Know Chicago and be familiar with the big names in manufacturing, transportation and economics.
Be well-read, be curious, be able to work with peers and take guidance from editors
Be ambitious and competitive, and unafraid of challenges or change; the reporter should want to make a difference and be first with news.
Be analytical and comfortable with numbers; accuracy is essential.
Know how to organize his or her thoughts and write with a point of view; be a clear and clean writer.
Be active on social media and adept at multimedia.
Crain’s does not have production quotas, but generally the reporter should be able to post two to three stories per week for our breaking news website and one longer, enterprise piece each week for print and the web. This means the reporter must be a multitasker.
To apply, go here.