Staff Writer

Baton Rouge Business Report, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Date Posted September 16, 2019
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://businessreport.com

Description:

Business Report CoverBaton Rouge Business Report, the leading source of news for Baton Rouge area businesses and professionals, is seeking a versatile and enterprising reporter to take on the role of staff writer. 

DUTIES

The staff writer is responsible for developing and producing original content for the bi-monthly magazine and, on occasion, for Daily Report, Business Report’s twice-daily e-newsletter. Articles for the magazine will range from brief items and professional profiles to large feature stories and cover packages that also require infographics, sidebars, tip sheets, timelines and multimedia. Business Report places a strong emphasis on being the first in our market to bring important stories to our readers, but the staff writer should also be able to deliver items with comprehensive perspective and analytical thought. 

SKILLS

The staff writer must have solid news judgment, as well as strong reporting, writing and organizational skills. Being able to multitask and produce high quality content in a fast-paced, deadline-orientated environment is key to being successful in this position. The position also requires the ability to collaborate with editors regularly to develop original enterprise stories and produce compelling content for our readers. A commitment to excellence, accuracy, integrity and ethical practices in the newsgathering and writing process is a must. 

EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have one to three years of experience in newsgathering and writing in a fast-paced, deadline-orientated setting. Experience with WordPress, Google Docs and data visualization tools is preferred. 

EDUCATION

A minimum of a four-year college degree in journalism or related field is required.

CONTACT

Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples and three references via email to JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com, or by mail to 9029 Jefferson Highway, Suite 300, Baton Rouge LA 70809

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