Albuquerque Business First is looking for an ambitious and social-media savvy reporter 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 money, job creation and energy — all issues at the center of Albuquerque’s effort to redefine its economy and grow new industries. Top stories on this beat in 2017 have included the construction and expansion of a Facebook data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico’s pitches for Amazon’s second headquarters, and much more.
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.