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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.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal seeks health care reporter


The Boston Business Journal, the Boston area’s leading business publication, seeks a talented, experienced and creative journalist to cover the local health care beat.

We’re looking for a highly competitive individual with at least five years of reporting experience and a demonstrated record of success across mulitple platforms — long-form reporting, breaking digital news, data reporting, blogging/new analysis, social media, and video.

Send résumé and links to your best work to executive editor George Donnelly at gdonnelly@bizjournals.com.

San Antonio Biz Journal

More business news in more ways


Jimmy Holmes, the publisher of the San Antonio Business Journal, writes about the redesign of the American City Business Journals paper.

Holmes writes, “Consequently, creating the new San Antonio Business Journal involved far more than the redesigned newspaper you now hold in your hand. The editorial team has evolved as well, to become a digital-first news-gathering machine, which means we are delivering the news to you across multiple platforms — online and print — as the news breaks and develops over the course of the day and week.

“For our print product, this has meant redesigning not only the look but the very nature of the news we deliver, starting with our cover story, which offers readers a deep dive on an issue or personality that is at the top of the agenda in the local business community. We want the paper, and you, to be part of that agenda-setting process, and our cover stories will open the door to that possibility. Our new reporter pages are designed to provide readers with a textured distillation of the leading stories broken and advanced by our writers online during the week across multiple beats — including health care, real estate, energy, technology, finance and more.

“Finally, the third leg of the redesigned Business Journal focuses on digging deeper into our extensive research base, a major strength of the paper, to provide an expanded amount of information and coverage with our weekly lists. In addition, we will continue to offer news, people and feature content beyond the cover stories, reporter pages and expanded list packages. We provide this news via industry spotlight pages, columns such as SportsView and Marketing & Media, and a retooled records and leads section.”

Read more here.

Pacific Business News

Pacific Business News seeks reporter


A Pacific Business News reporter is the beating heart of the organization and the business, with the vital task of pumping news, information and life into our products on all platforms. First and foremost, reporters must establish themselves as the go-to source of news, data and perspective in their assigned area of coverage. The top mission: to own audience, by every measure.

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. They are expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products.

Scoops matter. A lot. Scoops serve as the oxygen supporting the rest of our content operations and are vital to “owning” one’s beat. Only by being “out front” of the news can our reporters establish their credibility with their audience, identify the most influential newsmakers, and interpret the news on their beats with authority.

To this end, reporters are expected to break important hard news online and use print and video to tell the story behind the headlines, providing deeper analysis of newsworthy events. Whatever the platform, we strive to produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context.

A Business Journal reporter is widely recognized as the community’s foremost authority on their assigned beat. The Business Journal brand provides the kind of access to business and community leaders that other journalists can only hope for, and it is the responsibility of our reporters to use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience. Reporters will be responsible for identifying sources and outside writers to target as contributors to the Business Journal on their beats.

With online and other metrics, business journals can determine how engaged readers are with our online content, and reporters and editors will be responsible for driving online engagement among loyal (repeat) readers. Constant audience growth is a key metric of success.

To apply, go here.

Houston Biz Journal

Houston Biz Journal seeks commercial real estate reporter


The Houston Business Journal, a thriving and growing news organization, is looking for a reporter who can break news before it happens and tell readers what it means on all of our platforms — web, social media, video and print.

Our reporters own and expand their audiences by every measure. We’re looking for strong journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. We want an aggressive individual who thrives on delivering the news first to our executive audience.


• Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing; experience covering banking and knowledge of local business community preferred

• Ability to work independently and remotely

• Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources

• Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing skills

• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online and to develop sources and an audience

• Competitive, collaborative, curious

• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience

• Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately

• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure

• Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus

• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors.

Email resume and writing samples to Managing Editor Giselle Greenwood at ggreenwood@bizjournals.com. No phone calls.

Galen Moore

Moore hired by BostInno as editor in chief


Galen Moore, former web editor of the Boston Business Journal who also worked at FierceBiotech, is joining Streetwise as its new editor in chief.

Streetwise Media is a digital media and events company that owns and operates online city news properties including BostInno.com and InTheCapital.com.

It was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing hyperlocal and social events and content for the cities’ most connected, active and influential audience. In 2012, Streetwise was acquired by American City Business Journals, a subsidiary of Advance Publications which owns Conde Nast, Reddit and other media holdings.

Chase Garbarino, the CEO of Streetwise, writes, “We have known Galen for years and have a great respect for the work he has done in covering the Boston business community. At Streetwise, we believe there is innovation happening everywhere and across a number of different industries. Part of our mission is to foster innovation by telling the stories of the people who are driving change for the better. Galen has a deep understanding of how journalism is critical to an innovation economy and shares in our vision of bringing these stories to a much wider audience.

“As Editor in Chief, Galen will be working closely with all of the Streetwise publications — BostInno, InTheCapital and a new publication launching soon in Chicago — to broaden our editorial lens of innovation and by going deeper in our coverage in our current cities as well as expanding to new ones.”

Read more here.

Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Business Journal publisher to retire


Don Henninger, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal for the past 13 years, announced Wednesday that he intends to retire.

Angela Gonzales of the paper writes, “He will stay with the PBJ until his successor is selected.

“‘This decision did not come lightly. I value my tenure at the Business Journal, and I deeply respect my colleagues,’ Henninger said. ‘At this juncture, though, I am fulfilling my own desire to spread my wings.’

“Henninger has spent 17 years with American City Business Journals, the PBJ’s parent company.

“‘Don’s contributions will be missed, both by the Business Journal in Phoenix and by ACBJ as a whole. He has guided Phoenix through times that have been rewarding and marked by great success, and he showed incredible leadership and character on the toughest of days,’ said ACBJ President and CEO Whitney Shaw, who was in Phoenix for Henninger’s announcement.

“‘Throughout his time with the Business Journal, he’s been a focused advocate for the people who work for him — and no greater compliment can be offered about a publisher,’ Shaw said.”

Read more here.

Denver Business Journal

Denver Business Journal publisher to retire


Scott Bemis, the publisher of the Denver Business Journal for the past 18 years, announced plants Tuesday to retire on April 40.

Dennis Huspeni of the paper writes, “Bemis has spent 30 years with American City Business Journals, the DBJ’s parent company.

“‘If you look in the B’s in the ACBJ dictionary, you’ll see a photo of Scott Bemis with the following definition: ‘Good guy doing good work and good works’,’ said ACBJ President and CEO Whitney Shaw, who was in Denver for Bemis‘ announcement. ‘He’s been publisher at more business journals than anyone else at ACBJ.’

“Bemis, 63, was publisher of business journals in Indianapolis and Rochester, N.Y., and the Cincinnati Business Courier before coming to Denver in 1996.

“He and his wife, Pat, will continue to live in the Denver area, and Bemis plans to stay active in the business community.”

Read more here.

Portland Business Journal

Reflecting on 30 years in business journalism


Craig Wessel, the publisher of the Portland Business Journal, writes about the paper’s 30th anniversary and how its business journalism has changed.

Wessel writes, “We had a different brand of reporter. They were trained to understand business, not demonize it. We engaged with the local business community with an understanding and respect for just how difficult it is to create a business, to grow a business, to be responsible for the livelihood of employees and, no doubt, to also hold business accountable to their responsibility to the community that supports them.

“That respect was returned and those beginnings have led to what I believe today is a relationship between our paper and the business community that is now very rare in the media industry: A relationship based on mutual trust, respect, and value.

“The things that made being a part of the startup team 30 years ago so special to me are the same things that have made the last 13 years, after coming back to Portland as publisher of the paper, the best years of my career. We have the position and the opportunity to continue to redefine how local journalism and business publishing succeeds in an explosive media landscape.

“In stark contrast to the gloomy reports about the decline of traditional media, our regional executive audience has grown more than tenfold in the last four years. We continue to publish our flagship paper every week to more than 55,000 regional executive readers. In fact, we have grown circulation for that product nine of the last 12 years (the recession was nobody’s friend). In addition, we’re now a 24/7 business news organization generating 1.3 million page views per month on the Portland Business Journal website.”

Read more here.