Dallas Business Journal, Energy Reporter - TX

Dallas, TX
Nov 06, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Online, Regional
Editorial, Reporting
Job Type
Full Time

Location: Dallas, TX

The Dallas Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover the dynamic energy industry in North Texas. We're looking for someone 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.


* 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
* Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that
differentiates the organization from competitors


The top mission: to own audience, by every measure. A DBJ 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 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.


Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience. Knowledge of business, energy, banking New joband/or business community, a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also a plus.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


The Dallas Business Journal is part of American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers in the country. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


If this sounds like the job for you, send a cover letter, three clips and resume to applyDallas@bizjournals.com. Please include the text of your cover letter as the body of your email and include your resume as an attachment. MENTION GORKANA WHEN APPLYING!