Reporter, Restaurants and Airport

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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 two of metro Atlanta's most
vibrant beats Restaurants and Hartsfield-Jackson International
To cover restaurants, the ideal candidate is a foodie with a strong
drive to take on several well-entrenched competitors and beat them
at every important restaurant development story. That includes
scoops and exclusives on entrepreneurial food ventures, the
increasing sophistication of the region's restaurant scene, comings
and goings of chefs and other restaurant talent, and the
significant impact a well-respected restaurant industry can have on
a region's economic development efforts.
To cover the world's busiest airport, the ideal candidate will use
that same drive to break and own every important story related to
the economic heart of the Atlanta region. That includes scoops
about contracts, expansion plans and executive changes, and
sophisticated analysis of airport impact on economic development
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.

** 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
** Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast,
on-camera, helpful.
** Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an
active audience.
** Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
** Knowledge of business principles essential.
** Atlanta community experience a plus.
** Minimum of 1-3 years of journalism experience.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience

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,