Reporter

Job Description
The Milwaukee Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover
local business news on multiple platforms including print, digital
and social. The reporter will cover the manufacturing, airlines and
hotel beats. This person will be one of our main reporters on the
Foxconn Technology Group's $10 billion manufacturing campus that is
planned for Racine County. The best candidates will demonstrate
that they can establish themselves as the go-to source of news,
data and perspective in their assigned areas of coverage. Reporters
are expected to break important hard news online and use print and
video to tell the story behind the headlines, providing deeper
analysis of newsworthy events. Whatever the platform, we strive to
produce content - original and curated - that is accompanied by
perspective and context. A Business Journal reporter is widely
recognized as the community's foremost authority on their assigned
beat.
Duties
? Build source network relentlessly.
? Contribute multiple online posts - curated and original - per
day, with priority given to scoops.
? Work collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and
others to maximize the impact and accessibility of stories
reported.
? Contribute to the weekly print paper, including a candidate for
the paper's weekly "centerpiece" story.
? Develop and curate a reporter page/section spread in the print
paper each week comprised of information, highlights and data
gathered and reported on throughout the week, then packaged and
freshened for the print product.
? Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement.
? Attend both Milwaukee Business Journal and industry related
events.
Skills
? Ability to work independently and remotely
? Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and
sources
? Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing
skills
? Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in
person and online and to develop sources and an audience
? Competitive, collaborative, curious
? Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus
? Fast learner
? Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
audience
? Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and
prioritize tasks appropriately
? Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and
story structure
? Experience with using social media to source and promote content
a plus
? Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that differentiates the organization from competitors
Experience
Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven
ability in reporting and writing, with an emphasis on getting
scoops.
Education
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field

Excellent compensation, benefits and growth potential. The
Milwaukee Business Journal is a publication of American City
Business Journals, a division of Advance Publications.