Tag Archives: Business weeklies

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.

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

Scripps buys business journal


The E.W. Scripps Co., publisher of the Kitsap Sun in Washington state, has acquired the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal for an undisclosed amount.

A story on the business journal’s website states, “Scripps bought the Journal from Wet Apple Media, a Port Orchard company owned by Lary and Dee Coppola. The purchase, announced March 20, includes the monthly print publication, websites and mobile application. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

“Kitsap Sun publisher Brent Morris said the Journal will remain a separately branded print product. The Sun will begin operating the Journal on April 1. The Journal is already printed by the Sun.

“Morris said the acquisition of the Journal was an opportunity for Scripps to extend its coverage of the West Sound business community and reach new advertisers.”

Read more here.

Dolan Co.

Dolan, parent of business weeklies, filing for bankruptcy court protection


The Dolan Co., which owns weekly business newspapers across the country, announced Thursday that is plans to file for a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization that will result in the resignation of its founder and CEO.

Dolan’s papers include the Idaho Business Review, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland, Ore., and The Daily Record in Baltimore. All of its papers can be found here.

After emerging from bankruptcy court protection, both Dolan Co. and subsidiary DiscoverReady LLC, which is not part of the bankruptcy filing, will be privately held companies.

“The company remains well positioned in its core markets.  This reorganization step is necessary to unlock these current businesses from the weight of debt principally associated with its previous mortgage foreclosure processing businesses,” said Kevin Nystrom, the company’s chief restructuring officer, in a statement.  “The company and its lenders are committed to the customers, employees, and vendors and want to secure a bright future through this process.”

The reorganization plan contemplates that the secured lenders will become the owner of DiscoverReady and The Dolan Co.  Investment funds managed by Bayside Capital, Inc. will become the majority owner of DiscoverReady and Dolan.  Bayside Capital is an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global private investment firm with more than $15 billion of equity capital under management.

James P. Dolan, the company’s founder and chief executive officer, and Scott Pollei, the company’s long-time chief operating officer, have resigned their positions with the company, with such resignations to be concurrent with the planned chapter 11 filing.  Chief Financial Officer Vicki Duncomb and General Counsel Renee Jackson will remain in their leadership positions and will assist Nystrom in managing the operations.

Given the typical speed of a “pre-packaged” plan of reorganization, the company expects to emerge from bankruptcy within approximately two months.

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.

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.

Crains Chicago

Crain’s Chicago seeks reporter


Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago’s must-read website and print publication for business news and analysis, is hiring for a newly created position — government/political reporter.

The successful candidate will be a key part of expanding team of top-quality journalists.

Job responsibilities:
• Report and write daily stories about the City of Chicago and other levels of government that affect our readers.
• Create in-depth stories on a longer term basis.
• Collaborate on the presentation of stories, including identifying data for graphics and coordinating photography and video.
• Appear on behalf of Crain’s Chicago Business at events and in other media.

To apply, go here.