Technology/Economic Development Reporter

Job Description
The Atlanta Business Chronicle is looking for a reporter who can
marry strong traditional journalism skills - source building, sharp
news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and
investigative reporting, clear writing, document use - with online
and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter
will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context
for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and
professionals one of the nation's fastest-growing areas.

Specifically, this reporter will cover technology (which includes
everything from scoops about established companies and startups
with traction, to sophisticated analysis of the issues that affect
the industry, to savvy, important coverage of the executives, ideas
and characters who make up the industry) and economic development
(major new headquarters, facilities and employers moving into the
metro Atlanta area).

To apply, email a resume, snappy cover letter and links to clips
that best show enterprise and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt,
director of editorial recruiting and development, American City
Business Journals,
Duties
A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and
curious. He or she is expected to contribute both short- and
long-form stories to our news products online, in email, on mobile
and in print. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every
important story on their beat; use networking events, social media
platforms and other community-building outlets to expand and
fortify their source base 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. Also, scoops matter. A lot.
Skills
** Proven excellence in reporting and writing
** Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy
events and sources
** Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
** Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
** Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in
person, on the phone and online
** A clear drive to develop sources and build audience
** 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.
** Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast,
on-camera, helpful.
Experience
** Minimum of 1-3 years of journalism experience.
** Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
audience.
** Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
base.
** Knowledge of business principles essential.
** Atlanta community experience a plus.
Education
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience