Sports Business Journal seeks a reporter
Sports Business Journal seeks a reporter that will own their respective beats for both our daily website and our weekly print publication by regularly breaking news and by writing thoughtful analytical pieces and long-form features. This a full-time position that combines traditional skills — source building, sharp interviewing techniques, investigative reporting ability, document use — with a comfort and familiarity with digital and social media.
Regularly break news and identify newsworthy events and sources
Work on breaking news, trends, analysis and longform pieces for SBJ
Continually grow network of sources
Work closely with Executive Editor and conference group on the planning and strategy around SBJ events
Work closely with Executive Editor and conference group on conference ideas, sessions and panelists
Reporters will be expected to facilitate/moderate at SBJ events and must be comfortable in taking a leading role in the community.
Work collaboratively with editors, photographers, social media, video team and others to maximize the impact and accessibility of stories
Contribute content from your beat each day for Sports Business Daily
Contribute at least one news story per week for SBJ, and often more than one
Be able to write compelling and informative feature stories multiple times per year and to contribute to multi-writer packages that arise as needed
Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, etc.
Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources.
Familiarity and comfort with AP Style
Creative planning skills
Strong news judgment
Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to hit deadlines consistently
Excellent source-building and information-gathering
Attention to and stickler for detail
Strong organizational and communication skills
Works well under deadline pressure
Strong understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing skills
Knowledge of sports business, and/or sports business community, a plus
Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, web, social, etc.
Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least three years of journalism experience.
To apply, go here.