ACBJ launches corporate web site
Charlotte-based American City Business Journals, the parent company of more than 40 weekly business newspapers around the country, has launched a corporate Web site.
The new site went live on Monday. The company’s Web presence had previously been limited to http://www.bizjournals.com/, which is the main portal for its business papers.
The new site, called http://www.acbj.com/, has details about its papers, including the prizes they have won, and job listings. For example, the South Florida Business Journal and St. Louis Business Journal are both looking for a reporter, and the Austin Business Journal wants to hire a photographer.
“Given the diverse number of publishing initiatives, we needed a site to inform job applicants, business partners and industry folks like yourself what we are up to,” says Tim Bradbury, president of the company’s new media division, in an e-mail. “For example, our business journals continue to gain positive growth in print subscriptions, both print and online advertising. Hence we need good qualified people. When the site launched I believe we had nearly 17 open editorial jobs across our network.”
There are also profiles of company employees, such as Huntley Paton, who started at the company as a reporter at the San Francisco Business Times in 1986 and is now executive editor of bizjournals.com.
Cincinnati Business Courier senior reporter Lucy May is also profiled. “Here I get to write stories that matter to me, week in and week out,” said May, who covers urban development, the nonprofit community and woman- and minority-owned businesses.
“I write about substantive, meaningful topics. I never have to worry about covering the local festivals or dog parades or being sent out to interview the family members of a murder victim.”