Here is a posting from someone who recently interviewed for a small-town business reporting job. It’s refreshing to see this kind of enthusiasm for someone just getting into the field of business reporting.
“It’s a business reporter position for a little paper in Mt. Vernon which is actually north of me (I’m already north of Seattle), but I think it would be a phenomenal experience. The editor, with whom I interviewed, has worked in business reporting for over 30 years. The city editor, whom along with the assistant city editor are pretty much also the managing editor, had retired out here from journalism. The assistant city editor is in her 30s and was a Washington bureau chief for a South Carolinian paper. It’s small, it’s pretty much locally owned and operated, and they try to hire rookies and move them up.”
To read the entire posting, go here. I do not know this person, and haven’t looked at this blog before.