Jacksonville Biz Journal seeks tech and finance reporter

August 24, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Jacksonville’s technology and finance services sectors are on an upswing, with credit unions, fintech companies and startups all experiencing growth.

We’re looking for a reporter who can help our readers understand what those companies are doing now, what they’ll be doing next and what it all means.

You’ll get to delve into the strategy of Fortune 500 companies, chronicle the challenges facing startups in today’s world and dig deep into businesses on the cutting edge of machine learning. To do this job, you’ll need to be great at sourcing, comfortable dealing with data and have a drive to help business leaders understand and compete in a fast-moving world.

You’ll get to break news for our daily report and have dedicated time for longer-form journalism. And you’ll get to do it in a place that cares about work-life balance, with a hybrid office setup, no weekend shifts and 11 paid holidays, including the Friday after Thanksgiving.

You’ll also get competitive pay, a great benefits package and the opportunity to advance in a company that’s growing: The JBJ has been a springboard for careers throughout American City Business Journals as well as other top-notch business publications.

If you have the enthusiasm, drive and talent to do the level of work we’re looking for, we should talk. While we’re looking for some experience, we’re open to talking to someone earlier in their career if they have the skills the position requires. Your application should include your resume, your best clips and a cover letter explaining why you’re excited about the job.

  • Report and write short-form and long-form stories for the website and weekly print edition.
  • Own the beat, dictating day-to-day coverage and thriving on digging out source-driven exclusives.
  • Relentlessly develop sources and manage relationships with high-level executives and other community leaders.
  • Scoop competitors on every story of any significance, not only telling them what happened, but why and how.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 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
  • A clear 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.
  • Familiarity with data reporting, including SEC filings, is appreciated — but if you don’t have that yet, we’ll help you develop those skills.

To apply, go here.

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