Milwaukee Business Journal seeks manufacturing/travel reporter
The Milwaukee Business Journal is looking for a reporter who can marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and professionals in southeastern Wisconsin.
This reporter will cover the manufacturing and travel industries in southeastern Wisconsin and will be one of the lead reporters on the paper’s extensive coverage of Foxconn’s plans to build a $10 billion plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the largest economic development project in the state’s history. We expect our reporters to come up with scoops about manufacturing and travel industries, along with savvy, important coverage of the executives, companies and characters who make up the two industries.
A Milwaukee Business journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious. He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-form stories to our news products online, in email, on mobile and in print. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every important story on their beat(s); 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 impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also, scoops matter — a lot.
Skills Proven excellence in reporting and writing Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure Ability to work both independently and collaboratively Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills 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 Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera, helpful.
To apply, send a resume, clips and a cover letter explaining how you’d cover the beat to editor Mark Kass at firstname.lastname@example.org.