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Albany Business Review seeks digital editor


The Albany Business Review in upstate New York is needs a dynamic digital producer to take ownership of its online news report. In our newsroom, the digital producer performs a role similar to a news editor and must flourish in a breaking news environment.

The job requires solid news judgment, reporting, strong headline writing skills and familiarity with SEO and site metrics. The digital producer must balance the highest standards for content with ambitious traffic and engagement objectives.

In addition to working with staff- and user-generated content, the Digital Producer is expected to curate, report and write posts as well as produce interactive features, galleries and video.

In Albany, the digital producer directs the Morning Edition and Afternoon Edition news emails. That includes aggregating news accounts from other sources, writing news posts and editing staff-produced copy.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
2-3 years experience in online news operation
Strong headline writing and copy-editing skills
Familiarity with AP Style
SEO experience
Video production experience a plus
Demonstrated use of databases to build interactive elements and features
Data entry for content management systems
Html skills
Excel and/or spreadsheet tools and management

To apply, email mhendricks@bizjournals.com

Joanna Crangle

Memphis Business Journal names new publisher


Joanna Crangle has been named publisher of the Memphis Business Journal, succeeding Stuart Chamblin, who is retiring effective March 31.

A story on its website states, “Crangle joined the Memphis Business Journal as circulation director in August 2006 and had been advertising director since June 2008. During her tenure as circulation director, Memphis hit its paid subscriber budget for the first time since American City Business Journals bought the Memphis paper in the mid-1990s. While she was ad director, the business journal beat its ad revenue budget for the first time.

“‘This is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of this industry, a dynamic and evolving multi-media business news platform,’ Crangle says. ‘It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours and while we have seen success, we are thirsty for more. As we continue in this new phase of our journey together, I am thrilled to take on this challenge and look forward to what the future may bring.’

“Prior to joining ACBJ, Crangle was with American Honda and the Hendrick Automotive Group.”

Read more here.

Triangle Business Journal

Business news with deep analysis


Sougata Mukherjee, the editor of the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, writes about the redesign of the newspaper and what it means for news coverage.

Mukherjee writes, “The business world moves faster than ever, so we now deliver all our breaking news twice a day to your inbox as Triangle Business Journal morning and afternoon editions. If you aren’t receiving these, go to trianglebusinessjournal.com to sign up. It’s easy, and it’s free.

“In a 24/7 business climate, sometimes twice a day isn’t frequent enough. The entire Triangle Business Journal news team is active across social media, sharing the latest headlines and offering rare insight into business events as they unfold. We invite you to not only follow our coverage, but to become an active part of it.

“Still, speed isn’t everything.

“As we prepared for this relaunch, business executives told us time and again: We need breaking news on our mobile phones and desktops, but we also need access to deep analysis of the week’s news. What’s it mean to me, my business, my industry and my community? How did this change come about? Who are the players behind the scenes?

“This edition, as you will see, is designed to deliver just that.”

Read more here.

Triad Business Journal

Triad Business Journal unveils redesign


The Triad Business Journal, an American City Business Journals paper based in Greensboro, N.C., has redesigned itself.

Publisher Doug Copeland writes, “This week’s edition is the tangible result of the way we have changed every aspect of our news gathering and reporting organization. We’ve transformed into a digital-first organization. We know you need Triad business news all day long and that is what we are doing. We also know you rely on us for in-depth reporting and analysis, and that will always be at the core our news operation.

“So how have we done this? We’re bringing you breaking news online first and fast all day long. We’re delivering it to you twice daily with our Morning and Afternoon Edition emails, and also by our reporters delivering news throughout the day via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

“Then our weekly edition continues the conversation with more detail, a deeper dive into the news, and by introducing you to the businesspeople you need to know.  And don’t forget our weekly business news report on WFDD and radio updates throughout the week. Then we top this off with our extensive calendar of business events– more than 17 this year – to bring the Triad’s leadership together.

“In my interaction with the business community I hear the same thing over and over. We get the story first. We get it right. And we are the most thorough news source available to them. I can’t express how proud I am of the work our reporting staff does and the kudos they’ve earned. It’s evidenced in this week’s issue.”

Read more here.

Tina Orem

Albuquerque Business First names ME


Tina Orem has been named the managing editor of Albuquerque Business First, an American City Business Journals paper.

A story on its website states, “Orem, who grew up in Albuquerque, brings experience as a business journalist, editor and financial analyst. She’s been a senior staff writer at InvestingAnswers.com, a senior editor at Outside Media Group and director of finance for restaurant chain Noodles & Co. She’s a graduate of the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and holds an MBA and master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Oregon.

“‘Tina brings an incredible and diverse base of experience, a sharp intellect, a keen editing eye and a great sense of humor,’ Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams said. ‘She’s an amazing fit for our newsroom, and we’re thrilled to have her on our team.’

“The managing editor position was previously held by Sams, who  became editor-in-chief in February.”

Read more here.


Portland Business Journal

Tales from the early days of a business newspaper


Kevin Renner, one of the original reporters at the Portland Business Journal in 1984, writes about its early days.

Renner writes, “On March 4, 1984 we launched the fourth newspaper in the American City Business Journals chain. A framed front page of the first issue, signed by Publisher Tom Higgins, still hangs on my office wall.

“We were relentless in our coverage. We wanted to crack open the business community like a thoracic surgeon opening a chest. We were a renegade editorial team. Greg Zachary, who went on to the Wall Street Journal, was a tenacious reporter. The rest of us had a take-no-prisoners attitude.

“When the founder in Kansas City heard rumblings about the editorial crew in Portland, he sent out a lawyer buddy who was angling for a job. He sat in our offices like a Russian tank in Crimea. He wondered aloud why we weren’t doing more to cover fisheries and forestry.

“His briefcase disappeared one day. It was found later that week, washed ashore on the bank of the Willamette River. No one ever confessed to the heist. We still wonder who did it.”

Read more here.

Louisville Business First

Louisville Business First seeks reporter


The reporter/social media coordinator covers technology, innovation and media while also overseeing social engagement efforts for the business journal.

The duties include posting an average of two online stories per day and producing content for a half-page reporter page per week.


Ability to write concisely and with clarity. Good news sense. Excellent social media skills. Excellent technical skills. Ability to collaborate and work well with news staff members and other members of the business journal staff is essential.

At least two years of business journal experience is preferred.

Contact Carol Timmons, editor, ctimmons@bizjournals.com  or 502-583-1731

Portland Business Journal

Portland Biz Journal seeks real estate reporter


The Portland Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover the beats of commercial real estate, nonprofits, retail and hospitality. Commercial real estate is the primary beat, and this individual will write, compile and publish stories for a five-day-a-week real estate email newsletter.

The newsletter includes four fresh stories per day, meaning the ability to report and write stories quickly is a must. In addition, this individual will also contribute to the weekly print publication, including writing occasional cover stories.

Required skills:

Proven ability in reporting and writing
Ability to work independently and remotely
Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills
Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience
Competitive, collaborative, curious
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

Email a resume and at least a half-dozen clips to Suzanne Stevens, Editor, Portland Business Journal, sstevens@bizjournals.com Email preferred, but hard copies can be sent to 851 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 500, Portland, OR. 97204.

Buffalo Business First

Reimagining how local business news is delivered


Jack Connors, the publisher of Buffalo Business First, writes about the redesign of the American City Business Journals paper.

Connors writes, “We have totally reimagined how we deliver local business news. It’s no longer about just telling a business story. It’s about having a business conversation. A conversation carried on face to face in business settings, and it’s trumpeted in social media.

“We want you to connect with our reporters and editors so you can tell us which stories matter to you.

“Our readers consume news much differently than they did when Business First started publishing almost 30 years ago. Business leaders need information now. They don’t want to wait until Friday to get the news they need to make important decisions.

“Business First is now a digital-first news operation, better able to provide information and data in a more comprehensive way.

“Our weekly edition, our free weekday Morning Edition and Afternoon Edition emails, our mobile and tablet editions and ongoing social media interactions work in concert to give you the news you want when you want it and how you want it.”

Read more here.

Baltimore Biz Journal

Baltimore Business Journal seeks reporter


The Baltimore Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the business of money — banking, finance, public companies, venture capital and more.

As a reporter in this highly competitive market, you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic reporter to become the go-to source on the money beat.

Our reporters must marry strong traditional journalism skills — source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. A Business Journal reporter is widely recognized as the community’s foremost authority on their assigned beat. We’re looking for a self-starter who knows how to break news.

If you feel you have the skills and desire to beat the competition on a daily basis, send your clips, resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for the BBJ to Editor-In-Chief Joanna Sullivan at jsullivan@bizjournals.com.