The Minneapolis Star Tribune is looking for an ambitious, aggressive reporter to cover the retail industry.
This is a high-profile beat that includes two of the top U.S. retailers, Target and Best Buy, as well as the nation’s biggest shopping complex, the Mall of America.
We need a reporter who can help readers understand what’s next for an industry in the midst of dramatic change, as the shift to online shopping dismantles once-venerable business models. In this role, the reporter will need to be able to quickly and efficiently pivot from tracking day-to-day news to developing insightful, in-depth enterprise stories.
You need to be nimble in getting news online quickly, while also maintaining an eye to put news developments in a broader industry context. You should be comfortable asking probing questions of senior executives and industry observers, as well as understanding financial statements and securities filings. We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative person who can work closely with other reporters, editors, photographers, digital producers and other departments in our newsroom.
This is an opportunity to take a prominent role on a team of nearly two dozen writers and editors whose goal is to produce the best business report in the Midwest, both online and in print. The Star Tribune has won general excellence from SABEW four times in the past seven years, as well as three Loeb awards in that period. We want to hire someone who can help us build on this track record of success.
If you have questions about the position, email Assistant Managing Editor Thom Kupper, email@example.com