Tag Archives: Business weeklies
by Chris Roush
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Creative Director Jon Wile (email@example.com) by March 7.
by Chris Roush
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-481-6397.
by Chris Roush
Crain’s New York produces 20 to 25 thought-provoking events annually covering New York City industries and the policy issues that are most important to businesses in the New York area.
Our events are a live, in-person extension of our original, high-quality journalism in print and online, attracting anywhere from 100 to 1,000+ attendees to both public and private forums. The conferences and events editor is a newsroom staff member who creates and oversees the editorial content for all Crain’s events. He or she reports to the editor.
The ideal candidate is an editor with a background covering New York City business and politics and who is comfortable speaking before large groups. Previous experience programming events and moderating events is highly helpful, but not essential.
Responsibilities include developing the editorial programming for our events; identifying the latest news topics and emerging trends of highest interest to our audience; building source relationships with potential panelists from the worlds of business, government, nonprofits and public policy; securing the best speakers and participants for a must-attend event, and coordinating Crain’s own coverage of its newsmaker events though our print, online, video and social media outlets.
The Conferences & Events Editor must possess strong writing skills and meticulous editing skills. He or she must have the local news smarts to develop compelling questions for panelists at our events in concert with the newsroom and the communications savvy to coach Crain’s staffers on moderating panels and to serve as a skilled moderator if needed. He or she must play well with others, especially in collaborating with the Director of Conferences & Events in pre- and post-event logistics to ensure that the editorial content portions of our events are executed seamlessly and professionally. And he or she must have both a talent for devising innovative programming in a highly competitive marketplace for conferences and 100% commitment to producing the best live journalism in town.
To apply, go here.
by Chris Roush
Glenn Coleman, the editor of Crain’s New York Business, writes about moving during the long weekend for both Crain’s New York and the New York City offices of Crain Communications publications such as AdAge, InvestmentNews, plus a bunch of New York bureaus for various Crain’s publications such as Automotive News, Modern Healthcare, and Pensions & Investments.
Coleman writes, “Oh, the things you learn when it’s time to move to a new office building. For instance: Altoids mints have expiration dates. (Best if used by February 2007, the tin states, yet still curiously strong in February 2014.)
“These past few weeks, my newsroom staff has been filling Dumpsters with more than 15 years’ worth of yellowed reporter notebooks, dust-coated background files, never-cracked-open blue-ribbon commission reports and all sorts of scraps in preparation for the big move this past weekend from our longtime home at 711 Third Ave. all the way across the street to 685 Third Ave.
“‘What’s that?’ a 30-year-old asked as a colleague held up a cassette that showed the little brown ribbon of recording tape. The curled fax pages. The X-acto knife blades. The Bear Stearns notepads. The ‘Honk if you’ve been threatened by Eliot!’ bumper sticker. The November 1999 issue of Talk magazine (232 pages of pure stupid). The 1998 Forbes column that argued Michael Bloomberg should sell his company because it probably had peaked in value at $6 billion to $10 billion. (An expert quoted in the piece was one of Bernie Madoff’s kids.)
“The pearls from our purge offered younger staffers evidence that, yes, there once was a functioning world without Google and PDFs, and reminded older hands here that, yes, we are old. My favorite: an ancient memo from my predecessor Greg David, sternly reminding all reporters they ‘must file a Web news item each week.’ One Web news story a week? Most Crain’s reporters now file one story a day; some even more. And still we produce that newspaper, week after week after week.”
Read more here. In an email, Coleman said, “We moved across the street but it might as well be across the country for all the purging and packing we needed to do.”
by Chris Roush
Crain’s Detroit Business, Southeast Michigan’s leading weekly business publication for upper-level executives and business owners, is seeking a Research & Data Editor, an information champion, to help tell data-based stories in print and on the Web.
The position entails the collection of information for industry lists for publication and sale and the annual Book of Lists, plus database management with an eye toward creating new products.
The most important quality a candidate must have is a strong understanding of what data means and the stories it can tell and be excited to become an active part of a newsroom. The job takes place in a fast-paced environment and requires the ability to meet weekly deadlines and manage multiple projects at various stages of completion. Candidate needs to be organized, curious, detail-oriented and creative.
Candidates from a variety of backgrounds will be considered.
Description of duties and responsibilities:
• Gather and compile business statistics and information for publication from businesses and other outside data sources
• Survey companies via email using DataJoe to help generate list content. Background in database management needed; training on DataJoe will be provided.
• Maintain various Excel- and Access-based databases
• Display data visually through programs such as Tableau and Google Fusion Tables
• Maintain systems for updating data throughout the year through careful reading of Crain’s Detroit Business, www.crainsdetroit.com and other sources.
• Assist reporters and editors with data research requests; also some marketing projects
• Confirm the accuracy of information submitted
• Develop new uses/products for data
To apply, go here.
by Chris Roush
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.
by Chris Roush
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 email@example.com or 206-876-4536
by Chris Roush
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Chris Roush
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.
by Chris Roush
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 email@example.com. Please put “Retail Reporter” in the subject line. No calls, please.