Staff Writer

Virginia Business, Richmond, Virginia

Date PostedJune 11, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$35,000 to $40,000

Virginia Business, the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every region of the state, is seeking a staff writer. This writer will be a self-starter who works on stories for the monthly magazine and online, keeps up with industry sources and beats, compiles information for e-newsletters, fact-checks, edits copy, assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in mass communications, journalism or English and possess some professional experience with generating story ideas and writing hard news and feature stories for publication.

Established in 1986, Virginia Business has won dozens of state and national journalism awards. It is located in downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Slip Historic District at 1207 E. Main St., #100. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing articles for print and online, ranging from hard news pieces to feature stories to content aggregation
  • Generating story ideas for print magazine and online
  • Gathering, analyzing and editing data to prepare charts and other content
  • Compiling and distributing daily e-newsletters
  • Assisting with special projects and supplements
  • Assisting with promotion of publication’s content on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram


  • Solid writing and reporting skills
  • Self-starter with ability to generate regular story ideas
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good at fact-checking
  • AP Style knowledge
  • Ability to create engaging content
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader and other commonly used applications
  • Proficient with social media


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