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Location: Austin, TX
The Austin Business Journal is seeking a reporter who can 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 produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context.
Beats/Duties: This reporter will split their time covering health care (about 40%), creative industries such as film, music and marketing (40%) and local universities (20%). ABJ reporters are expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter — a lot — and we pride ourselves on providing business intelligence that’s usable because it’s ahead of the curve. 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; and work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported.
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
Experience: Minimum of two years of journalism experience; Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also a plus
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
How to apply: Email resume and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. MENTION GORKANA WHEN APPLYING!