Tag Archives: Business weeklies

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

Albuquerque Business First

Albuquerque biz paper launches redesign

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Ian Anderson, the publisher of Albuquerque Business First, writes about the redesign of the American City Business Journals paper.

Anderson writes, “We’re bringing you breaking news online first and fast all day long, delivering it to readers’ inboxes twice a day. In our weekly edition, we take a deeper dive into the issues and industries we’re covering, providing you perspective and analysis you won’t find anywhere else. And our social media channels are driving a discussion on the issues that matter to the Duke City’s business community.

“This week’s in-depth cover story, a collaboration among our entire reporting staff, looks at how other cities have reinvented their economies and what it would take for Albuquerque to do the same.

“The relaunched Albuquerque Business First also includes new features. On page 3 of the weekly edition, you’ll find #ABQBiz, which gets readers right to the heart of what leaders in the business community are thinking and talking about on social media and beyond.

“This effort is uniquely Albuquerque, but it also benefited from the resources and expertise of our parent company, American City Business Journals. ACBJ worked with world-renowned designer Mario Garcia to create the look you see on our pages and our website.”

Read more here.

Wichita Biz Journal

No more holding business news until Friday

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Bill Roy, the editor of the Wichita Business Journal, writes about how reporting has changed at the American City Business Journals paper.

Roy writes, “The Wichita Business Journal has rewired its newsroom.

“We have changed the way we operate so we can deliver the business intelligence you need to compete and win in the Air Capital.

“My reporters and I used to work each week to seek out exclusive local business news — scoops — and present them in the weekly edition of the WBJ that comes out each Friday.

“It didn’t matter if we got the scoop on Monday or Wednesday or the previous Friday, we held that scoop so we could break the news in your Friday paper.

“People talk. News leaks. Sometimes those stories would be picked up by our competitors and we would lose the exclusive.

“No more.

“Now my reporters and I work our sources, we get the scoops and we report them immediately, on your mobile phone, on your tablet and on our website, WichitaBusinessJournal.com.

“Bottom line: No more holding the news. We get it to you as quickly as we can.”

Read more here.

Crystal Edmonson

Atlanta Business Chronicle starts TV show

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The Atlanta Business Chronicle is starting a weekly, 30-minute television show next month that will air on Sundays.

A story in the latest edition of the paper states, “‘Part of our mission is to make viewers aware of the vibrancy of the business community in Atlanta,’ said John Deushane, president and general manager of the Networks of 11Alive. ‘[“Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ”] will shine a light on the positive things that are happening within the business community of which many Atlantans are not aware.’

“Atlanta Business Chronicle and 11Alive have had a long-term content sharing relationship. Deushane said the television program is a natural progression.

“The 30-minute program is the only locally produced television show devoted solely to the business community in Atlanta. It will feature business news stories, interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the people and industries that power the metro area’s economy.

Crystal Edmonson, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s broadcast editor, will host the show. Veteran Atlanta broadcaster Patrick Crosby will report on local business trends in a segment called By the Numbers. Chronicle Publisher Ed Baker will conduct one-on-one interviews with CEOs and other Atlanta decision-makers in a segment called CEO to CEO.”

Read more here. A subscription is required.

San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Biz Times seeks commercial real estate reporter

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The San Francisco commercial real estate market is among the most dynamic in the country. We need an equally dynamic reporter to cover it exhaustively, across the breadth and depth of our various platforms. We’ve had a succession of “stars” on this beat — and we’re looking for the next one.

Duties:

Own the audience. This means:
•Break news daily online;
•Blog regularly on the commercial RE market;
•Contribute to weekly print reporter page;
•Write longer-form pieces for print and special publications;
•Assemble, maintain and relentlessly grow a source network;
•Frequent, vibrant, well-followed social media posting;
•Integration of data, video and alternative forms into all storytelling;
•Execute a deeply reported, data and graphic-rich Centerpiece package every 6 to 8 weeks.

Skills:

•Superior reporting, writing, investigative and analytical skills;
•Breaking news orientation: Scoops matter. A lot;
•Multiplatform comfort and familiarity;
•Existing social media chops;
•Work collaboratively with other editorial team members.

To apply, contact James Gardner, Managing Editor, at jgardner@bizjournals.com 415-288-4955415-288-4955

 

Pacific Coast Business Times

Pacific Coast Business Times losing two staffers, third looking to leave

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The Pacific Coast Business Times, a business weekly newspaper based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is losing three of its staffers, reports editor and founder Henry Dubroff.

Marlize van Romburgh, managing editor, will be attending law school in the fall in the Bay Area at either Santa Clara or UC Hastings. She has been at the paper since June 2009. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s in journalism and a minor in economics.

Christine de la Cruz, staff writer, is taking a position with the UC Santa Barbara chancellor’s office — she will be working directly with Chancellor Henry Yang, also known as “the other Henry,” said Dubroff. She covers tourism, health care and agribusiness. She also worked on the copy desk of Newsday and as a multiplatform editor at the Los Angeles Times.

Stephen Nellis, tech editor, is actively job hunting in the Bay Area and hopes to land a position covering the technology industry so that he can join van Romburgh on her new adventure. Nellis is a Missouri graduate and also covers law and politics for the paper.

“The idea is for me to mentor my eventual replacement for a few weeks/months,” said Nellis in an email to Talking Biz News. “I’ve been here six years so I have a lot of beat knowledge to transfer over.”