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Company: Dayton Business Journal
Position:
Reporter
Location:
Ohio
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 1, 2013
Job ID: 386892

Description:

The Dayton Business Journal is seeking a reporter able to marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, reporters will produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context. We are seeking a reporter to cover Health Care, as well as the Higher Education beat, among others.

Duties: The top mission: to own audience, by every measure. A DBJ reporter is expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Specifically reporters will be expected to own their beat audience and conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool 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.

Skills: Proven ability in reporting and writing; Ability to work independently and remotely; Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources; Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills; Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience; Competitive, collaborative, curious 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.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience; Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also a plus.

Please send resume and contact information to Editor Don Baker at dbbaker@bizjournals.com.

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