Puget Sound Biz Journal seeks health care/retail reporter
The Puget Sound 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 accompanied by perspective and context for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and professionals in Seattle.
Specifically, this reporter will cover health care, an industry that touches every business owner and executive in the region; and retail, a important part of the region’s fast-growing economy.
Strong beat coverage at a Business Journal includes scoops about the companies — both established and just getting started — that make up an industry; sophisticated analysis of the issues that affects the industry; and savvy, important coverage of the executives, ideas and characters who make up the industry.
A 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.
• Proven excellence in reporting and writing
• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• 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
• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.
• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors.
• Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera, helpful.
• 2-3 years of journalism experience.
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience.
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source base.
• Knowledge of business principles essential.
• Seattle community experience a plus.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience
To apply, email a cover letter, resume and links to clips that best show enterprising and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development for American City Business Journals