Thriving online business journal seeking scrappy reporter

RichmondBizSense.com, Richmond, Virginia

Date Posted June 20, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://richmondbizsense.com

Description:

RichmondBizSense.com, a pioneer in daily online local business news, is searching for a savvy reporter to join our thriving newsroom in Richmond, Va. You'll be joining an exciting new media company with an 11-year track record, experienced leadership and passionate editors and reporters. 

Job Overview

The right candidate will be able to produce tightly written, hyperlocal stories per day on a variety of business beats, including real estate, startups and more. A knack for working sources and public records is a must. 

Qualifications

We look for three qualities when hiring reporters: a natural curiosity about what makes businesses and business people tick, a proven work ethic and a fierce competiveness. You don't need an MBA to be a business reporter, but you must relish breaking a scoop and hate the taste of getting beat by a competitor. 

If you are the sort of person who picks up a news tip while on an Uber ride to the airport, while getting your bike tuned or while drinking a pint at the brewery, we want to hear from you. 

Other basic qualifications:

- At least 3 years of reporting experience, primarily on hard news (willing to consider less experience for those who impress us)

- Proven ability to dig up stories through old-fashioned source work and documents (new business licenses, legal filings …) 

- Clean and crisp writing style

About us

We founded our first newsroom in Richmond in 2008 and it has been running profitably ever since. We have replicated our innovative model with our Denver site, BusinessDen.com, which is now 5 years old and also hiring

Work environment:

We’re energized about our growing, profitable company that’s trying to rebuild the news business for the 21st Century and we enjoy covering two thriving business communities in Richmond and Denver.

Compensation

Pay based upon experience.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position to aaron@richmondbizsense.com. Please explain both your business reporting highlights and your interest in the beat and include 3-5 clips of your hard news business writing. And tell us the biggest scoop you've broken and how you landed it. 

Due to the large number of applicants, we cannot guarantee that each applicant will get a response.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.