Reporter -- Technology

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Job Description
The Silicon Valley Business Journal is looking for a technology
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 one of the nation's fastest-growing
areas.

Specifically, this reporter will cover Silicon Valley's dominant
industry, primarily focused on the region's largest public
companies. The focus of this beat is broad: the reporter will cover
these companies as major employers, so hiring, retention and
layoffs are significant topics; as innovation engines, so their
development and implementation of AI, cloud computing, autonomous
tech and more are important; and as corporate entities, so
acquisitions, strategic plans and reorganizations are key. The
reporter will produce everything from scoops to sophisticated
analysis of the issues that affect the industry, to savvy,
important coverage of the executives, ideas and characters who make
it grow.

Here's what this beat is not: it's not about covering the latest
products to come from Apple, Google or Facebook. It's not about
following the same coverage path as most other news outlets. And
it's not about skimming the surface.

The ideal candidate 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, he or she produces content that is accompanied by
perspective and context for a vibrant audience of business owners,
executives and professionals in the region.
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, our reporters are expected to own every
important story on their beats; 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 3-5 years of journalism experience.
?Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
base.
?Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
audience.
?Knowledge of business principles essential.
?Understanding of and experience covering public technology
companies a plus.
?Silicon Valley 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,

The Silicon Valley 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
Silicon Valley 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.