Reporter -- Tampa Bay Business Journal
Company: Tampa Bay Business Journal
Posted on: September 15, 2018
Job DescriptionThe Tampa Bay Business Journal is looking for a reporter who canmarry strong traditional journalism skills - source building, sharpnews judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical andinvestigative reporting, clear writing, document use - with onlineand social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporterwill produce content that is accompanied by perspective and contextfor a vibrant audience of business owners, executives andprofessionals one of the nation's fastest-growing areas.DutiesA Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative andcurious, driven to produce scoops about important business deals,companies and executives; sophisticated analysis of the issues thataffect the industry he or she covers; and savvy, important coverageof the executives, ideas and characters who make up thatindustry.He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-formstories to our news products online, in email, on mobile and inprint. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every importantstory on their beat; use networking events, social media platformsand other community-building outlets to expand and fortify theirsource base and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroomstaffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported;and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also,scoops matter. A lot.SkillsProven excellence in reporting and writingDesire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy eventsand sourcesStrong analytical and investigative-interviewing skillsAbility to work both independently and collaborativelyAbility to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person,on the phone and onlineA clear drive to develop sources and build audienceSolid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and storystructure.Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver contentthat differentiates the organization from competitors.Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera,helpful.ExperienceMinimum of 2-3 years of journalism experience.Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an activeaudience.Proven experience building and maintaining a strong sourcebase.Knowledge of business principles essential.Tampa Bay community experience a plus.EducationB.A. journalism or equivalent work experienceTo apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clipsthat best show enterprise and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt,director of editorial recruiting and development, American CityBusiness Journals,
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