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Job Description
The Houston Business Journal, a thriving and growing news
organization, is looking for a full-time reporter to cover general
breaking news as well as the restaurant and retail
industries.

This isn't a job for the easily overwhelmed. You'll be tasked with
covering Houston's breaking news as it happens. Part of your job
will also entail keeping up with Houston's hot restaurant and
retail scene. You'll cover new restaurant openings, as well as any
change in strategy for restaurateurs. But most importantly, you'll
tell our readers why this all matters.

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.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Giselle Greenwood, Editor-in-Chief

Duties
?Contribute in-depth, timely and relevant daily news stories to
be used across platforms.
?Own the beat audience and conversation.
?Build source network relentlessly.
?Attend both Houston 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
measures.
?Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
Skills
?Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven
ability in reporting and writing; knowledge of local business
community a plus.
?Ability to leverage relationships with sources.
?Strong news judgement with the ability to break news and identify
newsworthy events and sources.
?Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing
skills.
?Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people.
?Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and
prioritize tasks appropriately.
?Experience with using social media to source and promote content a
plus.
Experience
Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven
ability in reporting and writing; knowledge of local business
community a plus.
Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.