Date Posted May 13, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time


The Times-Picayune

Business reporter – Innovation, entrepreneurship and ideas

The Times-Picayune is seeking an experienced business reporter to cover the next economy in New Orleans. In recent years, the city known for trade and tourism notched the first sale of a $1 billion tech startup and is becoming a key Gulf Coast wind energy hub. There are hopes that a major port expansion and other infrastructure will bring jobs in logistics and supply chains, and civic leaders are helping foster a culture of entrepreneurship in the creative economy.

This beat is about capturing the immense promise of our city and state while forthrightly addressing the ever-present problems that have allowed other Southern cities to outpace New Orleans over the decades. A successful reporter will find stories about new ideas for moving the Crescent City forward and the people who are pursuing them — whether that's in small businesses, startup accelerators, universities, government or the local corporate sector. They also won't shy from sharp-minded enterprise and watchdog reporting.

The Times-Picayune, five-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a growing metro newspaper and website with sister news outlets that span the state of Louisiana. Our local owners are committed to bringing responsible, engaging journalism to readers every day, whether they encounter us on our website,, in print, through our newsletters or on other platforms.

Job Responsibilities

•  Develop, pitch and professionally report and write stories for our digital and print platforms

•  Create relationships and build credible sources

• Think digitally and post stories online as appropriate

•  Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories

•  Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact

•  Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on what our audience is engaging with

•  Meet all deadlines for stories and projects

•  Follow AP style

Job Skills & Qualifications


•       A focus on producing accurate and factual stories

•       2+ years of experience as a reporter at a professional news outlet

•       A desire to break news and find the most unique story angles on the beat

•       Proficiency with computers and other office equipment

The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.  

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Medical, dental, vision, Life, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paternity Leave, PTO and 401k Retirement Savings company match.