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Job Description
Pacific Business News 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
who are driving Hawaii's business growth.
Duties
A PBN reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious, driven
to produce scoops about important business deals, companies and
executives; sophisticated analysis of the issues that affect the
industry he or she covers; and savvy, important coverage of the
executives, ideas and characters who make up that industry.

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 2-3 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.
? Honolulu and/or Oahu community experience a plus.
Education
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,