Business reporter

Nashville Business Journal, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedFebruary 27, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

The Nashville Business Journal is seeking an aggressive, creative, fearless reporter to own the entertainment beat.

This is the coolest business beat in Nashville, as it includes all the components that go into building Music City’s brand, which helps support a more than $5 billion tourism industry. You’ll chase news about tastemakers opening (and closing) restaurants. You’ll get to know honky-tonk owners and the CEO of the Nashville Predators hockey team. You’ll cover the launch of the city’s next major-league sports team, Major League Soccer’s Nashville Soccer Club. You’ll dodge pedal taverns to dive into the city’s biggest event of the year, CMA Music Festival.

But make no mistake: This is not a fluff beat. Not only is it one of our newsroom's most-read beats, but it sits at the intersection of the biggest issues facing Nashville: How long can Nashville maintain our "It City" status? Is the city truly comfortable with our changing identity, one that doesn’t treat every neighborhood equally? This beat focuses on these and other growing pains. Talented, creative reporters can use this as a launching point to almost any story that needs telling.

This reporter must be relentless in chasing news and building relationships with sources. Our ideal candidate has a track record of breaking stories and is allergic to getting beat. He or she must produce high-impact breaking news and compelling enterprise that is rich with perspective and context for Nashville’s business leaders. Business Journal reporters are expected to be the go-to source for news and analysis about their coverage area. They must break important news online and give readers behind-the-scenes analysis in print and showcase social media savvy.

The award-winning Nashville Business Journal covers the city’s power players in its fast-growing business community. We are a fast-paced digital news operation that is growing in print and digital subscribers. Owned by American City Business Journals, the NBJ is a sister publication to 43 Business Journals nationwide.

If you thrive on a fast-paced environment where you can innovate and lead, we invite you to apply. Send your resume, cover letter and work samples to Editor in Chief Lori Becker at EOE.

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