Sacramento Business Journal is looking for a reporter who can
marry strong traditional journalism skills - source building, sharp
news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and
investigative reporting, clear writing, document use - with online
and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter
will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context
for our influential and growing audience of business owners,
executives and professionals in California's capital region.
A Business Journal reporter is expected to contribute both daily
online posts and long-form print stories to our news products.
Scoops matter. A lot.
• Proven excellence in reporting and writing
• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy
events and sources
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in
person, on the phone and online
• A clear drive to develop sources and build audience
• Clear knowledge of courts and legal filings
• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and
• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that differentiates the organization from competitors.
• Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera,
• Minimum of 1-3 years of reporting experience.
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
• Knowledge of business principles essential.
• Sacramento community experience a plus.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience
To apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clips
that best show enterprise and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt,
director of editorial recruiting and development, American City
The Sacramento Business Journal and its 40+ sister publications are
part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local
business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in
print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host
monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The
Sacramento Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital
status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic
information or any other characteristic protected by applicable
city, state or federal law.