Staff Writer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Date Posted May 15, 2024
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time


Business Journalist, Baton Rouge Business Report [Hybrid]
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Melara Enterprises seeks a business journalist to join our team in developing and producing original content for multiple news distribution channels, including Baton Rouge Business Report monthly magazine;; Daily Report, our twice-daily e-newsletter; multimedia projects; and social media.

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a national award-winning multimedia company, a strong regional brand, and an organization with a rich history of excellence and community service. Career opportunities with us mean working hard to achieve our mission in a collaborative and inclusive culture—but also having fun together. We have a talented team with diverse people, ideas, interests, and skills; we favor an entrepreneurial spirit; and we reward excellence and achievement.

As a pivotal member of our Business Report team, you'll dive into the heart of news creation, crafting compelling business and community stories across various platforms. Your role includes:

  • Innovative Content Creation: You'll be the architect of original, engaging content for Greater Baton Rouge Business Report monthly magazine and multiple special editions,, and our popular twice daily Daily Report e-newsletter. Your creativity will also flourish in multimedia projects and across our active social media channels.
  • Collaborative Journalism: Team up with our broader editorial team across multiple brands―including [225], inRegister and 10/12 Industry Report―to redefine our print and online news landscape. Your input will be crucial in maintaining our status as the go-to source for business and critical community topics in the Capital Region market.
  • Strategic Storytelling: Regular collaboration with our Executive Editor and Assistant/Managing Editor will empower you to craft groundbreaking enterprise stories. Team up with our digital content editor to deliver a multimedia story. Your content, always first and analytical, will engage and provide our digital and print audience with deeper insights into key issues.
  • Community Connection: Expand your journalistic reach by building a strong network of sources. Engage actively in the community to bring untold stories to light.


  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in journalism or a related field.

  • A proven track record in newsgathering and writing in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

  • A strong commitment to accuracy and adhering to the highest ethical standards of journalism.

  • Excellent news judgment with a deep understanding of business, politics, community, and other relevant areas.

  • A collaborative spirit, driven by the pursuit of excellence and a passion for impactful journalism.


Melara Enterprises is an innovative multimedia publishing company of trusted news and consumer brands—Baton Rouge Business Report, 225, inRegister and 10/12 Industry Report. The company is also known for our iconic community events, including the Business Awards & Hall of Fame, Best Places to Work, Influential Women in Business and more. In our mission to forge connections for others, we also offer end-to-end creative marketing and training solutions.

Our benefits package includes comprehensive training and development opportunities, a flexible work schedule, multiple health care coverage and pre-tax savings options, a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off that includes volunteer time and corporate holidays, and other offerings.

As the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the heart and soul of the state’s eclectic culture. With over 300 years of history, the city has a colorful story to tell, which can be tasted through our culinary offerings, seen through the picturesque views of the Mississippi River and historical landmarks, and experienced through the ever-evolving and vibrant arts and culture scene.


Submit your cover letter, resume and any writing samples here, or email them to Penny Font at  

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