Green Bay Press-Gazette seeks business and careers reporter
The Green Bay Press-Gazette, part of the USA Today Network-Wisconsin, is seeking a high-energy reporter with an interest in business and career-related issues that particularly affect young adults and young families.
This means covering startups and business trends; hot jobs and growth industries; personal finance concerns from the cost of child care to the cost of college; and how to begin building savings and investments.
This reporter’s writing on business should focus on connecting with an audience roughly ages 18 to 45, from young adults just starting out to Gen-Xers entering middle age. She should be able to explain complex stories in a way that makes them accessible and drives home the way Wisconsin business trends affect readers’ real lives.
The position will be well-positioned to cover the tech startups and news coming out of Green Bay’s TitletownTech partnership and the planned Foxconn innovation center there. But the landscape is not limited to Green Bay. The right reporter will seek out great local, regional and statewide business stories from all parts of Wisconsin.
What you will do
- Efficiently and accurately write breaking-news stories.
- Contribute to urgent coverage of business and economic news.
- Deep-dive explanatory and watchdog stories on Wisconsin companies, economic challenges in the state, groups and people left out of economic growth.
- Work with editors to evaluate what’s working and what’s not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
- Collaborate with content team to provide all the appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics).
- Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
- Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
- Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
What skills you need
- Demonstrated ability to write quickly on deadline, preferably in a digitally focused environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly.
- A drive to be better, faster and more interesting than the competition.
- Telling compelling stories using all available tools — text, photos, audio, video, data visualizations
- The ability to build a community of interest around the beat through social media, newsletters and other ways of engaging readers
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications.
- Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers’ time and money.
- Self-motivation and self-direction.
- Knowledge of social media and how to engage fan base on digital platforms in the public space.
- Photo and video skills.
- Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
- This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
HOW TO APPLY
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
- Your resume – one to two pages.
- A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
- Links to 10-12 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
To apply, go here.