Date Posted: February 09, 2018
Industries: Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Job Status: Full-time
Albuquerque Business First is looking for an ambitious and social-media-savvy scoophound who will thrive in our breaking news culture. That person will join an award-winning staff that’s constantly experimenting with new ways to engage readers. This person will cover real estate and retail. These are two of our most highly-read beats, and our audience expects to read must-know real estate and retail news from us first.
This person must be able to quickly establish themselves as a go-to source for business news on their assigned beats, own those beats and become an expert in them. They must own their audience, by every measure. They’ll marry traditional reporting techniques with digital and social media newsgathering and publishing. They’ll contribute multiple daily stories on their beat and long-form pieces for the weekly edition. They’ll have an unparalleled ability to identify companies and business leaders who are or will become newsmakers.
Required skills: Exceptional source development and news judgment
Polished business writing
Demonstrated experience breaking news online
Ability to work independently and remotely
Strong analytical and investigative abilities
Demonstrated success using social media as a newsgathering tool
Ability to shoot photos and video
Experience: Minimum two years journalism experience with proven ability to write and report.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Working conditions and physical requirements:
Reports to editor-in-chief and managing editor. General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Attendance at both ABF and industry-related events required.
Albuquerque Business First and its 39 sister media companies are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online and weekly in print, deliver multiple daily email products and host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. We think covering business is just about the most fun thing you could possibly do, and we have a great time doing it.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.