Tampa Bay Business Journal seeks reporter
Tampa Bay Business Journal is seeking a seasoned and thorough reporter who combines strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with the latest digital storytelling techniques including video and social media. Whatever the platform, our reporters are asked to constantly generate innovative and relevant content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context.
The top mission: to own and grow audience, by every measure. A Tampa Bay Business Journal reporter is expected to contribute both short-form daily online posts and long-form print cover stories for our news products. Scoops are critical. Specifically, reporters will be expected to own their beat audience and conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to constantly expand and fortify their source pool and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals and metrics related to audience engagement.
This reporter needs a proven ability in reporting and writing to work independently and remotely, an ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources, strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills, an ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people – in person and online – and to develop sources and audience. They will be able to condense and synthesize complex information and simplify it for readers. They will be inspired to tell readers why they should care on every piece of content. We seek a reporter who can relate and connect with a wide range of potential sources, is competitive, collaborative and ever-curious, has a solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure and an ability to leverage those relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the TBBJ from competitors on a daily basis. Kindness and the ability to relate internally and externally is a big plus.
Contact Chris Wilkerson, Deputy Editor, at email@example.com or 813-342-2467