Reporter - Health care and retail

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Job Description
Puget Sound 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 =accompanied by perspective and context for a
vibrant audience of business owners, executives and professionals
in Seattle.

Specifically, this reporter will cover health care, an industry
that touches every business owner and executive in the region; and
retail, a important part of the region's fast-growing
economy.

Strong beat coverage at a Business Journal includes scoops about
the companies - both established and just getting started - that
make up an industry; sophisticated analysis of the issues that
affects the industry; and savvy, important coverage of the
executives, ideas and characters who make up the industry.
Duties
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(s); 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
? 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.
? Seattle community experience a plus.
Education
Education
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and links to clips that best
show enterprising and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt, director of
editorial recruiting and development for American City Business
Journals;

The Puget Sound Business Journal and its 40+ sister publications
are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for
local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly
in print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host
monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The
Puget Sound Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The
Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital
status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic
information or any other characteristic protected by applicable
city, state or federal law.