Reporter

  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Jun 26, 2019
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Job Description
The Memphis 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 a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and
professionals one of the nation's fastest-growing areas..
Duties
A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and
curious, driven to produce scoops about important business deals,
companies and executives; sophisticated analysis of the issues that
affect the industry he or she covers; and savvy, important coverage
of the executives, ideas and characters who make up that
industry.
He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-form
stories to our news products online, in email, on mobile and in
print. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every important
story on their beat; use networking events, social media platforms
and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their
source base and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom
staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported;
and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also,
scoops matter. A lot.
Skills
• 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
• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and
story structure.
• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that differentiates the organization from competitors.
• Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera,
helpful.
Experience
• Minimum of 2-3 years of journalism experience.
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
audience.
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
base.
• Knowledge of business principles essential.
• Memphis community experience a plus.
Education
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and links to clips that best
show enterprise and scoops reporting to Mary Cashiola, managing
editor of Memphis Business Journal,

The Memphis 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
Memphis 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.