The Rivard Report is seeking a full-time business reporter to cover the high-tech and cybersecurity industries in the third-largest metro area in Texas.
This growing, thriving city is home to Rackspace, a major player in the managed cloud space, and numerous tech and cybersecurity businesses and startups, with an established private-public ecosystem of organizations to attract and support more entrepreneurs. The U.S Air Force and National Security Agency operate major intelligence gathering and cyber missions here, and many veterans emerging from military service launch their own tech and cyber startups in San Antonio.
The Rivard Report is seeking a smart, energetic, experienced reporter with initiative and creativity to cover the corporate and military tech and cyber sectors, and to break news about others that are considering locating in San Antonio.
The ideal candidate will have reported on tech/cyber issues, and will have a sophisticated understanding of the way these companies operate, their business models, and how they adjust to constant change in their industries.
As a key part of our digital news team, this reporter will be expected both to break news and to produce enterprise stories on the tech beat. We want a reporter who does that through traditional business/tech beat reporting, data reporting (in collaboration with our data editor), and story-telling about leading tech/cybersecurity companies and players. We also want a reporter with strong general assignment reporting and writing skills who occasionally may be asked to contribute to major breaking news stories on other topics.
— Strong reporting skills, with at least three years’ experience in a newsroom covering business and industry, with specific experience covering tech and cybersecurity.
— Proven ability to write well-organized, accurate copy on tight deadlines while also conceiving and pursuing long-term project stories.
— San Antonio’s population is 60 percent Hispanic, so preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in and/or have a working knowledge of Spanish.
— Strong writing skills, with proven ability to explain the complicated and sophisticated topics related to tech/cybersecurity.
— Willingness to work closely with editors (and other colleagues) in shaping the best stories for our audience.
— Willingness to check political opinions at the door. We aim to produce impactful journalism that informs local and state decision-making, but we do not want a journalist on a “mission.”
The Rivard Report is San Antonio’s leading local online news source. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and do not have a paywall. We cover San Antonio’s urban development, personalities, neighborhoods, businesses (with an emphasis on tech), health and education, culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment. We tackle the city’s problems and challenges, too, and spotlight innovative solutions. We feature the work of a team of curious, energetic staff journalists and publish contributions from respected freelance journalists. We encourage lively, civil debate in the comments section that accompanies each of our stories.
The Rivard Report is member-supported. We do not receive any government funding. We do receive philanthropic and foundation funding, and we feature paid advertising and sponsorships. We disclose our donors and members, and we note when donors are featured or quoted in stories. See more about The Rivard Report here.
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