Reporter, Economic development/tech/logistics

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Job Description
Memphis Business Journal 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 our
influential and growing audience of business owners, executives and
professionals in Memphis and across the region.

Specifically, this reporter will cover logistics, technology and
the intersection of business and government, where government
involvement in business issues either helps the business community
grow or causes it pain.
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.
** Minimum of 3-5 years of journalism experience.
** Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
** Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
** Knowledge of business principles essential.
** Memphis community experience a plus.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience

To apply, email a resume, 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