Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., one of the fastest growing media outlets in the nation and the winner of three Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing awards in 2023, is looking for a top-notch 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 in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina, which is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.
Specifically, this reporter will cover the growth around the Triangle, producing everything from scoops on important business issues in the community to profiling some of the executives who may be quietly charting their companies to unprecedented growth — essentially adding a face and a personality to the story. A good Triangle Business Journal reporter is the editor of his or her own beat coverage and is easily able to assess what merits a story, an in-depth investigation, or just a brief.
A Triangle 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, reporters are expected to own every important story on their beat(s); 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.
Proven excellence in reporting and writing desire and ability to break news and identify newsworthy events and sources
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
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 an 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, and on-camera, are helpful.
Minimum of 3-4 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 is essential.
Raleigh-Durham/North Carolina community experience is a plus.
B.A. journalism or equivalent work experience
To apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and links to clips that best show enterprising and scoop reporting to Editor-in-chief Sougata Mukherjee at email@example.com