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Pacific Business News seeks reporter

January 30, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Pacific Business News reporters are the heart of our news operation. They are the go-to source of news, data and perspective in their assigned area of coverage.

They combine strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how.

They are expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Above all, they break hard news and use print and video to tell the story behind the headlines, providing deeper analysis of newsworthy events.

The Business Journal brand provides tremendous access to business and community leaders and it is the responsibility of our reporters to use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand their source pool and audience. Reporters will be responsible for identifying sources and outside writers to target as contributors to the Business Journal on their beats.

With online and other metrics, business journals can determine how engaged readers are with our online content, and reporters and editors will be responsible for driving online engagement among loyal (repeat) readers. Constant audience growth is a key metric of success.


Break news online, then extend that coverage with analysis and perspective in print to help readers understand what it all means. Develop sources and subject matter expertise. Regular, one-on-one meetings with sources are a must.

Work closely with PBN’s editors and lead designer to effectively deploy reporting and visual storytelling techniques online and in print. Support source development and audience development with consistent, daily social media activity.

Support PBN events—which are driven by the newsroom—by connecting us with the experts and business leaders who should be featured. Events should also be seen as opportunities to develop new sources.

To apply, contact editor Kam Napier at or 808-955-8100

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