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MLive seeks energy reporter

October 14, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The reporter will write and produce a cross-section of business stories with a heavy emphasis on environmental and energy-related issues.

This reporter will be expected to be an expert and discussion leader on issues related to the coal and gas industries, as well as oil production, and solar and wind energy in Michigan. The beat also includes coverage of manufacturing, agriculture and outdoors issues.


Degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required

Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing required

Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience

Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately

Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills

Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure

Experience with search engine optimization practices

Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus

Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency

Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Moveable Type CMS, SCC Budgeting and Archiving System, Smartphones

Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, mobile, Internet, etc.

Mastery of social media and digital interaction

Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience

Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors

Ability to work independently and remotely

To apply, go here.

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