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Crystal Edmonson

Atlanta Business Chronicle starts TV show


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


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.


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.


•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


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.”

Pacific Coast Business Times

Pacific Coast Biz Times seeks finance/real estate reporter


Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is looking for a staff writer who can cover commercial real estate, financial services, hotels/hospitality and related beats in three counties that are magnets for wealth and global tourism.

You will be covering an area that attracts corporate headquarters and hosts some of the largest independent banks in California. Candidates should have a strong grounding in finance and commercial real estate basics; knowledge of the hotel business is helpful.

Enthusiasm and flexibility in adapting to the extremely high cost of housing is a plus.

This is a full-time salaried position ($38,000 to $40,000 range) with health benefits. Send resume and three clips to jobs@pacbiztimes.com.

Pacific Coast Business Times

Pacific Coast Business Times seeks tech reporter


The Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is looking for a staff writer who can cover a broad range of technology companies in three of the nation’s most attractive counties.

You will be covering a range of companies from biotech giant Amgen to startups/early stage companies being spawned at UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and other institutions.

This is a full-time salaried position ($38,000 to $40,000 range) with health benefits.  Candidates should have some experience and a good grounding in finance basics. Enthusiasm and a willingness to adapt to the extremely high cost of housing in our area are a plus.

Send resume and three clips to jobs@pacbiztimes.com.

Pacific Coast Business Times

California business weekly seeks managing editor


The Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is looking for someone to be a news editor/managing editor.

This person must have strong In-Design and WordPress skills to manage production of our main news section and web news updates, in addition to writing and reporting on a weekly basis. We are looking for strong organizational skills and a good eye for photos who can work with our fairly structured layouts, produce journalism that rocks and meet our deadlines.

We are in our 15th year of publication and have won numerous awards including an SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award and honors from the Los Angeles Press Club and SABEW. This is a full-time salaried position ($42,000 to $45,000) with health benefits and the possibility for advancement.

Please send a resume and one or two work samples to jobs@pacbiztimes.com.

Ben Fischer

Biz reporter on why New York is so attractive


Ben Fischer, a business reporter for the New York Business Journal, writes about why he joined the online publication from its sister paper, the Washington Business Journal.

Fischer writes, “We’re part of the American City Business Journals chain, which has covered the business communities in more than 40 cities for three decades — but not here until late 2012.

“We are enthusiastic about this expansion. Simply put, opportunities for great journalism are everywhere we look in this city.

“New York’s burgeoning tech scene is chock full of creative, driven entrepreneurs and plenty of risk-taking investors (check out some of my  coverage from Social Media Week).  Advertising and  digital marketing is still white hot, and innovation is thriving in life sciences, biotech and health care. And some things never change:  Real estate is always a lively topic in Manhattan.

“We compete for your attention and limited time with every website in the world, but we don’t see this endeavor as intrinsically competitive. That is to say, our success will not necessarily come by an existing outlet doesn’t have to suffer for us to be successful. In short, the city’s private sector is growing and diversifying so rapidly that we’re eager to dive in and find the great stories on our own.

“In the coming weeks, I’ll be launching a regular Executive Q&A feature. Also, I’ll be soliciting consumer essays aimed at particular sectors, hoping to spur some new ideas to solve real-world user problems.”

Read more here.

Rob Smith

Seattle biz weekly names new editor; so does Portland paper


Rob Smith, the editor of the Portland Business Journal, is becoming editor of its sister publication in Seattle, the Puget Sound Business Journal.

He replaces George Erb, who retired from the Puget Sound paper last year. Both papers are owned by American City Business Journals.

Smith has been at the Portland paper since November 2003. Before that, he was managing editor and special reports editor at the Seattle paper for nearly six years. He led the Portland Business Journal to 113 state and 11 national journalism awards. The paper also won first-place statewide in editorial writing award five times during his tenure.

Smith is being replaced in Portland by Suzanne Stevens, who is the paper’s digital managing editor and has been its web editor. A staff writer for the paper, Matthew Kish, tweeted that she is a “talented and savvy journalist and leader.”

Stevens has been with the Portland paper since 2010. Before that, she spent five years at The Deal as a senior editor. Stevens also spent four years as an associate editor of Oregon Business magazine.

Birmingham Business Journal new

Birmingham Business Journal seeks reporter


The Birmingham Business Journal is seeking a reporter who is able to 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.

Whatever the platform, reporters will produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context. Beat available at this time is health care and technology.

Duties: The top mission: to own audience, by every measure. A BBJ 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 will be expected to own their beat audience and 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.

For more information, contact editor Cindy F. Crawford at ccrawford@bizjournals.com or (205) 443-5631.


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.