Denver Biz Journal seeks a tech reporter
The Denver Business Journal is looking for a reporter to cover technology and innovation.
Specifically, this reporter will produce everything from scoops about established companies, startups and entrepreneurs, to sophisticated analysis of the issues that affect the industry, to savvy, important coverage of the executives, ideas and characters who make it go.
The ideal candidate brings exceptional journalism skills – source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use – and strong digital content sensibility.
This reporter will produce articles accompanied by perspective and context for a vibrant audience of entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and professionals in one of the nation’s most vibrant economic regions.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Two to three years of reporting experience.
- Proven experience building, maintaining an active audience and a strong source base.
- Knowledge of business principles is essential.
- Proven excellence in reporting and writing.
- Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources.
- Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person, on the phone and online.
- 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.
- Denver community experience is a plus
- Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast or on-camera, are helpful.
A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious. They are 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 beats; 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 the impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement.
We expect our tech reporter to go beyond the press releases, valuations or funds raised to break news and explore the big-picture trends impacting the technology and innovation community in the Denver area. Startups and legacy companies are thriving here and we want our audience to understand both what’s cool about them and the nuances of their successes — or failures.
The DBJ’s innovation beat has standalone branding as Colorado Inno. This reporter would be responsible for populating Colorado Inno’s site and social media platforms with the support of a national Inno team as well as local DBJ editors. This reporter also has the opportunity to build their newsletter skills by writing a twice-weekly, technology-focused newsletter with a growing audience.
To apply, go here.