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Jacksonville Business Journal seeking reporters

October 24, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The Jacksonville Business Journal is seeking reporters who are able to marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, reporters will produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context. Beats available at this time include technology/ transportation and health care/ banking. You will join a veteran staff well acquainted with Northeast Florida and its business and civic leaders.

A Business Journals reporter is expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Specifically reporters will be expected to own their beat audience and conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Applicants please send a cover letter with resume, references and 6 examples of your best work to: John Burr, editor-in-chief at

Required skills:

• Proven ability in reporting and writing

• Ability to work independently and remotely

• Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources

• Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills

• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience

• Competitive, collaborative, curious

• 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

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience; Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also a plus

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

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