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Job Description
The Houston Business Journal, a thriving and growing news
organization, is looking for a full-time beat reporter.

We want a reporter who can break news before it happens and tell
readers what it means. We're looking for 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, we strive to produce content - original and
curated - that is accompanied by perspective and context.
?Contribute in-depth, timely and relevant news stories daily to
be used across platforms
?Own the beat audience.
?Own the beat conversation.
?Build source network relentlessly.
?Attend both Business Journal and industry-related events.
?Reporters will be expected to facilitate/moderate at Business
Journal events and must be comfortable in taking a leading role in
the community.
?Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page
views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media
followings and growth, paid print subscribership, email newsletter
circulation growth, event attendance, and other such
?Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
?Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver
content that differentiates the organization from competitors
?Ability to break news and identify newsworthy events and
?Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing
?Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person
and online and to develop sources and an audience
?Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and
prioritize tasks appropriately
?Experience with using social media to source and promote content a
Minimum of 3 years of journalism experience with a proven
ability in reporting and writing
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.