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Pacific Business News

Pacific Business News seeks reporter

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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

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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.

Skills:

• 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

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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

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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

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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.

Corridor Business Journal

Iowa business journal seeks editor

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The Corridor Business Journal, a growing news publication in Eastern Iowa is seeking an experienced journalist to lead the organization’s weekly publication, daily e-mail updates, social media efforts and custom publishing projects.

The editor will manage reporters, freelance writers, photographers as well as edit stories and text and plan future issues. Other expectations include participating in company events and serving as a community leader.

Candidates must have superior editing, writing and organizational skills, and be willing and flexible to participate in all aspects of a fast growing, multi-faceted entrepreneurial media company. Knowledge of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor is preferred.

The Corridor Business Journal is published by the Corridor Media Group, Inc., a family-owned media company founded in 2004 and based in Coralville, Iowa.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Send cover letter, resume and work samples by e-mail to johnl@corridorbusiness.com or by mail to John Lohman, Publisher, Corridor Business Journal, 845 Quarry Rd., Ste. 125, Coralville, Iowa, 52241.

Portland Business Journal

Reflecting on 30 years in business journalism

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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.

San Francisco Biz Times

San Francisco Business Times seeks real estate reporter

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Are you the next star commercial real estate reporter for the San Francisco Business Times?

We’re seeking a experienced, scoop-driven, barking hard news animal of a reporter to continue our long-term ownership of the commercial real estate beat. You’ll provide a steady diet of exclusive breaking news for our online daily edition, and longer-form stories for our weekly print product and special publications in perhaps the most vibrant real estate market in the country: San Francisco.

You’ll build on our history as the go-to source of news, data and perspective on San Francisco’s commercial real estate scene. Your top mission is to own and grow the audience, by every measure. To do so, you’ll need strong traditional journalism skills — source-building, networking, interviewing, reporting and writing.

You’ll also have some serious online and social media chops, familiar and comfortable with using photos, video, data and alternative forms to tell the story, and knowledgeable about how to promote it to the largest possible audience. You’ll be a conscientious curator of other information your audience will find useful.

Please apply with a cover letter, resume, 3-5 clips and 3 references to Jim Gardner, Managing Editor, jgardner@bizjournals.com. No phone calls, please.

Portland Business Journal

Portland Biz Journal seeks sustainable biz reporter

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The Portland Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover sustainability, manufacturing and law. This person would take the lead on the Business Journal’s Sustainable Business Oregon digital news product.

This includes writing, compiling and publishing news stories from the sustainability beat daily, and organizing that content for a twice-weekly email newsletter. This individual will also write stories that provide legal analysis on issues of interest to the business community and will cover manufacturing and its economic impact on the region. This individual will also serve as backup to the digital managing editor on an as-needed basis.

The top mission will be to own audience, by every measure. A Portland Business Journal reporter is expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Specifically, reporters are expected to own their beat audience and drive conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement.

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

 

Wichita Biz Journal

Wichita Business Journal seeks reporter

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The Wichita Business Journal is looking for a savvy, multi-platform journalist who knows how to cultivate sources, break news and produce relevant centerpiece stories with impact that help create and further business community discussion.

Wichita is doing stories with impact, our recent interview with Charles Koch being an example. We’re aiming high and not settling for no.

Duties:

Use our website and social media to scoop the competition. Be a critical thinker. Be hungry to expand your brand and your audience. Be aggressive in cultivating sources. Work in a collaborative newsroom and operating unit.

Skills:

Assertiveness, ability to source using documents, building a source list from personal contacts, desire to keep building a strong portfolio of award-winning work.

Contact Bill Roy, editor, broy@bizjournals.com, or 316-267-6406