Finance reporter

Job Description
The Dallas Business Journal seeks a reporter to cover private
equity, commercial banking, family offices and M&A in one of the
most dynamic markets in the country.

Dallas-Fort Worth is the second largest financial services hub in
the nation and the region is home to some of the world's wealthiest
(and most interesting) individuals. Our finance reporter covers it
all, from deals and exits to banking giants and credit
unions.

The Business Journal places a priority on hiring reporters who
aren't afraid to push back on sources (and especially PR people) to
consistently deliver beat-driven exclusives. To do so, candidates
must be able to blend skills such as source building, sharp news
judgment, interviewing prowess and the ability to dive into and
decipher financial documents.

This isn't a quick-hit (e.g., transactional) position where the
reporter will write three press release-driven stories from the
office and call it a day. The ability to identify and explain
complex topics is essential, as is getting out of the office and in
front of executives and employees as much as possible. Our best
stories come from people, not press releases.

This is a beat that requires a high level of source development and
intellectual curiosity, but one that also allows the reporter to
write with authority. At the Business Journal, reporters also have
the freedom (and time) to pursue larger investigative projects.
Duties
Our finance reporter is expected to contribute both short- and
long-form stories to our news products online and in print.
Specifically, the finance reporter is expected to own every
important story on the beat, while using networking events, social
media platforms and other community-building outlets to expand and
fortify her or his source base and audience.
Skills
Proven excellence in financial or business reporting and
writing

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

Proven understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story
structure

Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that differentiates our publication from competitors
Experience
Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a beat
reporter

Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
base

Knowledge of business and finance is essential
Education
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience