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Silicon Valley Biz Journal seeks workplace reporter

June 29, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Silicon Valley Business Journal is looking for a top-notch reporter to cover the region’s biggest employers through the Business Journal lens.

Rather than focus on new product announcements, stock moves or national events, this reporter will drill deep into two main coverage areas:

The workforce topics and issues on which these employers are leading the way (or trailing significantly behind) – think remote work, diversity and inclusion, workforce training, the compensation and benefits they offer employees, and the like; and

The issues that Silicon Valley-based corporations regularly face — who are their leaders and what are their priorities; who and what kinds of positions are they hiring or cutting; where are they expanding or shrinking in the region; how are they investing in the local community — if at all; how are their expansion plans or cutbacks affecting the area’s housing and transportation problems and its distribution of jobs.

We need someone 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 write stories that offer perspective and context for our influential and growing audience of business owners, executives and professionals across the region.


• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources

• Strong analytical and investigative reporting chops

• 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 break news and get exclusive stories

• Ability to shoot photos and videos, speak to groups and moderate relevant events, and serve as a commentator for radio or television are helpful


A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious. He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-form stories to our digital and print publications. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every important story on their beat; 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 the impact and accessibility of their stories; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also, scoops matter. A lot.


• Minimum of 3-5 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.

• Experience covering Silicon Valley a plus.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent work experience


To apply, email a resume, cover letter and links to clips that best show enterprise and scoops reporting to Managing Editor Troy Wolverton,

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