Worcester Biz Journal seeks a senior staff writer

May 5, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Come work at one of the last independently owned newsrooms in New England, where we take tremendous pride in the journalism we produce and the publications we create, to the acclaim of international organizations that count WBJ as one of the best business journals in the country. We are an extremely collaborative newsroom that pushes hard to produce the highest quality news and analysis, yet recognizes journalists are whole people, too, who may need to take time in the middle of the day to address issues in their personal lives. The CEO works right down the hall, and WBJ’s parent company keeps all employees well informed of the happenings at all levels of the business.

At Worcester Business Journal, we are seeking a Senior Staff Writer to join our small but mighty newsroom staff. WBJ maintains a constantly updated website, produces eight enewsletters, and publishes a bimonthly print magazine full of news and analysis. The new hire would contribute to all of these products, in cooperation and collaboration with the other members of the newsroom. Reporters are assigned industry beats based on their experience, desire and needs of the publication, such as real estate, diversity & inclusion, health care, higher education, and manufacturing. Journalism industry organizations like the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and the New England Newspaper & Press Association annually recognize us as a top publication, including in 2020 when AABP awarded us the top prize as the best business journal in the country, despite our competing against much larger newsrooms. We punch above our weight, and we are unafraid of publishing hard-nosed investigative stories ruffling the feathers of those in power.

Applicants for this position should have a strong foundation in journalism, with multiple years of experience in an established newsroom. The person eventually hired for this position must be adept and nimble, work well with a team, be a multitasker, and have a drive to be the best at what they do. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

WBJ and its parent company New England Business Media offer a competitive salary and benefits, including health & dental insurance, 401(k), flexible work schedules, above-average vacation days, and 10 paid holidays per year. The WBJ newsroom offers views of the nearby park.

To apply: Please send resume, clips and cover letter to Jill Coran, NEBM human resources director, at jcoran@nebusinessmedia.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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