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Orlando Sentinel seeks business reporter

January 29, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

The Orlando Sentinel is looking for a business reporter.

The staffer will reports and write for digital platforms while developing specialization as a local business beat writer.


  • To report news and feature stories, blogs and other material originated by the reporter or assigned by the editor for all platforms. These should be written accurately, clearly and concisely, and in an engaging, interesting and unbiased manner.
  • To develop ideas for news, and business lists and databases.
  • To cultivate and use sources and resources, especially public records on the Internet.
  • To build a wide network of sources who supply information that allows the company to stay ahead of its competitors.
  • To progressively develop expertise in subject matter as well as sophistication in writing.
  • To assign and/or take photographs, video and other visual elements, to edit when necessary, and to provide information for and/or provide graphics.
  • To follow ethical standards as outlined by the company.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience.
  • The demonstrated ability to judge the news effectively, to pursue information aggressively, and to produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline.
  • A working knowledge of libel, privacy and access laws.
  • A working knowledge of AP style.
  • A command of spelling, grammar and fact-finding.
  • A working knowledge of Web and online techniques and technologies, and the ability to use a PC for extended periods for editing and posting of content.
  • A working knowledge of social media.
  • The ability to speak a foreign language is preferred.
  • The ability to: work effectively under deadline pressure; sit for extended periods while writing and move about for interviewing and observation; conduct interviews in person and by telephone; take accurate notes; and observe persons, objects and events both close up and far away so that they can be described in stories.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for use in newsgathering.

To apply, go here.

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