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South Florida Business Journal seeks two reporters


South Florida Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for a real estate reporter and a retail/restaurant/tourism reporter.

Summary: As a reporter in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic reporters to establish themselves as the go-to source on their respective beats. 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. Our reporters are expected to own their beats by breaking important hard news online and using print and video to tell the story behind the headlines, providing deeper analysis of newsworthy events.

· Produce compelling, high-impact breaking news and enterprise that is rich with perspective and context for the South Florida business community.
· Own the beat audience and conversation.
· Build source network relentlessly.
· Work collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and others to maximize the impact of stories reported.

· Ability to work independently and remotely.
· Break news and identify newsworthy events and sources.
· Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing skills.
· Work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately.
· Experience with using social media to source and promote content.
· Understanding all platforms including print, mobile and online.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Mel Meléndez, Managing Editor, at mmelendez@bizjournals.com.

Austin Business Journal

Austin Business Journal unveils redesign


Colin Pope, the editor of the Austin Business Journal, writes about what the paper’s redesign means to readers.

Pope writes, “Our new way of presenting our authoritative, ahead-of-the curve business stories may be different to better serve you in this digital era, but some things will never change around our newsroom.

“This is a source of business intelligence, and every bit of it is actionable for someone earning a paycheck or building a company. Whether it points you in the direction of a solid lead or exposes details about the people you need to know so you can get closer to them, everything in this publication can be acted upon or used by professionals.

“This newsroom vows to report what’s happening, not just what’s announced. We vow to produce accurate, clear and unbiased articles, and put your needs first. Above our reporters’ desks hangs a picture of Queen Elizabeth II, with the caption: ‘This isn’t a democracy. The reader is queen. Or king, as the case may be.’

“We get it. Great business depends on an unvarnished view of your environment. Thanks for counting on us.”

Read more here.

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa Bay Business Journal seeks visual journalist


The visual journalist serves as the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s visual storyteller and chronicler of personalities, newsworthy events and important business transactions through video, photography and other visual mediums.

Working hand-in-hand with the lead designer and editors that comprise the TBBJ’s local content team, the ideal candidate will:

  • Consistently provide visual content with the highest production values making full use of demonstrated knowledge of digital media.
  • Provide, with exuberance and ferocious enthusiasm, top-quality and compelling ideas, images and video week-in and week-out. The ideal candidate is not an order taker, but a key contributor in the creative process and as such needs to suggest ways to visually enhance both our digital and print products every day.
  • Lead, collaborate and participate weekly with the local content and design teams to story-board visual elements in our current news gathering process, from Web-only work, to weekly video concepts to print portraits to longer-term series capable of running as centerpieces and slideshows.
  • Keep us on the cutting edge visually, and watch the digital news domain closely for inspiration that can be applied to our work, and shared with the team.
  • Be inherently organized, accessible and reliable for quick and friendly communication in short time frames.
  • Show mastery on all digital platforms (tablets, smartphones and wireless products) to facilitate smooth communication with the local content team.
  • Demonstrate command of current social media platforms, and be active on social media in your role as the newspaper’s chief visual storyteller. That means meeting measurable goals for follower growth on Twitter, for example.

Send resume and portfolio link to Editor Alexis Muellner (amuellner@bizjournals.com) and Creative Director Jon Wile (jwile@bizjournals.com) by March 7.

Pittsburgh Business Times

Pittsburgh Business Times seeks AME


The Pittsburgh Business Times is looking for a seasoned assistant managing editor to help manage our digital and print platforms. In a multiplatform media operation such as ours, it’s critical to reformat, reuse, reshape and guide content for both print and digital platforms alike. The AME is a key player in this mandate.

The AME is a critical player in the planning and production of the weekly print edition, and also contributes to the weekly and daily publishing cycles in multiple ways: helping plan and execute special publications and focus sections, copy editing, helping recruit and coordinate with freelancers, and serving as the primary backup for the managing editor and digital producer.


  • Familiarity with AP style and InDesign
  • Knowledge of basic financial concepts
  • Creative planning skills Solid news judgment
  • Experience with management of editorial projects
  • Conceive and execute the production of special publications and focus sections, in collaboration with the editor and managing editor Source and coordinate with freelancers
  • Gather, format and repurpose online content for print
  • Edit and proof copy for style, clarity, spelling, grammar, consistency, context and accuracy
  • Write headlines, subheads and cutlines, and other informational or graphics copy Assist editors in managing awards publication production, including outreach to judges.

Contact Howard Burns, editor, at hburns@bizjournals.com or 412-481-6397.

Lawuren Lawley Head

Dallas Biz Journal editor Head leaves for new job


Lauren Lawley Head, who had been editor of the Dallas Business Journal since January 2012, has left the American City Business Journals publication to join Success Partners as general manager of Direct Selling News.

Her last day was Friday.

“I have great respect for the DBJ and for ACBJ, and I count myself lucky to have had the chance to spend 15 years with an organization that gave me many opportunities to grow my career,” said Head. “At the same time, I am excited about joining the DSN team and for the growth opportunities ahead.”

Previously, head had been editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times since February 2003. Its reporting team won back-to-back awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2010 and 2011 for its coverage of pharmaceutical company payments to physicians.

“We appreciate Lauren’s many contributions to ACBJ across the years,” said Emory Thomas, the chief content officer at ACBJ, in an email. “She has played important roles in multiple newsrooms for us, and we wish her the very best with her new direction.”

She had also been managing editor of the Dayton Business Journal.

She got her start at ACBJ as a reporting intern for the St. Louis Business Journal in the summer of 1997. When she graduated from college, she joined the Cincinnati Business Courier as a reporter, where she got to cover technology during the height of the dot.com boom and then took on the health care beat.

Head is a University of Missouri graduate.


Puget Sound Business Journal

Puget Sound Biz Journal seeks digital editor


The Puget Sound Business Journal is looking for an energetic Digital Editor to join our national award-winning team in downtown Seattle.

This position is perfect for journalists who love breaking news and working in a fast-paced environment across multiple digital platforms, including the web, mobile and email newsletters.

The Digital Editor is responsible for the daily management of content for the newspaper’s digital platforms, with the underlying objectives of growing our audience, increasing engagement and extending the Business Journal’s brand in the digital space.

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


• Generate and execute digital content ideas.
• Produce and maintain journalistic content on the Business Journal’s website.
• Track metrics and measure engagement with an eye towards constant improvement.
• Work with Social Engagement Manager to recommend strategies for social media.
• Work with editors, reporters and others to plan new content and features.
• Help staff identify and deploy tactics to meet traffic and engagement goals.
• Work collaboratively with peers in design, research and technology.
• Gather and upload selected graphics, photos, informational graphics and info boxes to bizjournals.com.

To apply, contact Becky Monk, assistant managing editor, at bmonk@bizjournals.co or 206-876-4536

Dallas Business Journal 2

Dallas Business Journal seeks editor in chief


The Dallas Business Journal is looking for an editor in chief.

The editor in chief, as the highest ranking newsroom leader, is responsible for driving product strategy and quality across all platforms and for relentlessly building audience. The EIC must be equally at home in both the print and digital spheres — but leadership and innovation must be particularly pronounced on digital platforms.

To be successful, the EIC must possess well-honed hard news instincts, have a burning curiosity about business and people, a deft editing hand and be equal parts leader, entrepreneur and marketer.

Duties include:

Define a clear and compelling vision for the look, feel and voice of our portfolio of products, including the existing print newspaper, daily emails, website, tablet and mobile.
Drive staff adaptation to new mediums, platforms, skill sets, story forms, and ways of doing things.
Take a proactive, hands-on approach in developing and leading reporting staff.
Share responsibility for growing print, digital and event audiences. Work with other department heads to create business and marketing plans. In collaboration with the Publisher, identify and address new business and audience opportunities to extend the brand.
Seek content syndication channels and partnerships for Business Journal content.
Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement.
Embrace community and business outreach as an ambassador of the Dallas Business Journal in the metroplex.

Required skills:

Inspiring, yet diplomatic.
Innovative, curious, collaborative.
Passionate, knowledgeable about businesses topics and coverage.
Ability to lead a high-performance newsroom driven by excellence.
Good communicator who can build on a strong newsroom culture.
Must be comfortable and thrive in rapidly changing and uncharted media environment.


Management and/or team leadership experience required; Daily, and preferably, weekly print experience for a business news operation.
Experience working in a digital news environment.
Beat reporter experience.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to Tracy Merzi at tmerzi@bizjournals.com.

Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento Biz Journal unveils redesign


Jack Robinson, the editor of the Sacramento Business Journal, writes about the redesign of the weekly business newspaper owned by American City Business Journals.

Robinson writes, “The new look was created by world-famous newspaper designer Mario Garcia for the Business Journal and its sister papers around the country. It features bolder presentation of photos and graphics and new features, including weekly full-page profiles of key business leaders.

“The changes in our weekly edition follow changes online that began a year ago. Among other steps, we have:

  • Shifted to a digital-first strategy. That means we now break news online, rather than save scoops for the Friday paper.
  • Dramatically ramped up the number of stories we publish online every day
  • Added “how-to” stories and national business news coverage

“As a result, our morning edition and afternoon edition — free emails that go out before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. — are packed with local business headlines every day.”

Read more here.

Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle biz journal seeks retail/banking reporter


The Puget Sound Business Journal is looking for a smart, enterprising reporter to own the retail and banking beats.

You will cover game-changing Seattle companies that range from Amazon to Starbucks, Costco to Nordstrom. You will chronicle the evolving ways in which merchants offer their products, get paid for them — and wield technology to insert themselves into customers’ lives. You also will report on the banking and finance industry, which is being disrupted by the same trends. And you will of course jump in on breaking news and significant enterprise stories.

The ideal candidate will have the social skills needed to build a large source list and thrive in a highly collaborative small newsroom. We need a journalist who can conceive and write sharp, lively stories across print and digital platforms — and harness social media to full effect.

The Puget Sound Business Journal, which has won dozens of national awards in recent years, is one of 40 business weeklies owned by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications.

Interested? Email a cover letter, resume and clip links to: Becky Monk, assistant managing editor, Puget Sound Business Journal, at bmonk@bizjournals.com. Please put “Retail Reporter” in the subject line. No calls, please.

Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal publisher is retiring


Stuart Chamblin III, the longtime publisher of Memphis Business Journal, has announced that he is stepping down this spring, reports Rob Robertson of the paper.

Robertson writes, “Chamblin broke the news to the staff of the Business Journal this morning.

“Chamblin has been with American City Business Journals for more than 30 years, the last 17 in Memphis.

“He first joined the organization as the ad director for the Milwaukee Business Journal in 1983, and followed that with his first publisher job at the San Antonio Business Journal two years later.

“In 1988 he accepted the publisher’s job at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, where he served for nine years before coming to Memphis.”

Read more here.