Tech Editor

Job Description
Puget Sound Business Journal is looking for a Technology Editor
to continue our tradition of excellence in covering the region's
largest and most influential companies. The PSBJ Tech Editor will
primarily cover Amazon, and lead coverage of AMZN across the 43
newsrooms in American City Business Journals. PSBJ has a history of
breaking and owning significant stories on this beat. We expect
that to continue.

Our ideal candidate has:
• Big-story reporting chops
• Sharp news judgment
• Exceptional source-building know-how
• Interviewing prowess
• Strong analytical and investigative experience
• Clear, sophisticating writing
• Emerging leadership skills

Whatever the platform, the PSBJ Tech Editor will produce content
accompanied by perspective and context for an audience of business
owners, executives and professionals who know that when AMZN
sneezes, it's possible the region will develop pneumonia.
We're looking for significant scoops, sophisticated analysis, and
savvy, exclusive coverage of the executives, ideas and characters
who make AMZN go.

Here's what this job is not: It's not about covering the latest
quarter-turn in AMZN's expansion plans, or recasting press
releases, or following the same coverage path as most other news
outlets. And it's definitely not about skimming the surface. This
is one of the meatiest beats in our newsroom and across ACBJ.
Duties
The ideal PSBJ Tech Editor is competitive, collaborative and
curious. He or she is expected to:
• Contribute both short- and long-form stories to our digital and
print products
• Own every important story on his or her beats
• Use networking events, social media platforms and other
community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source base
and audience
• Work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize
impact and accessibility of stories reported
• Meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement
• Our Tech Editor will interact with reporters in other ACBJ
newsrooms to ensure that Amazon news from Seattle and across the
country gets play in every market that makes sense. There's a ton
of opportunity to develop leadership skill in this role. And scoops
matter. A lot.
Skills
• Proven excellence in reporting and writing
• Unyielding curiosity, ability to break news and to identify
newsworthy events and sources
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• Analytical fluency with public documents and records
requests
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in
person, on the phone and online
• A clear drive to develop sources and build audience
• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and
story structure
• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that distinguishes the organization from competitors
• Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera,
helpful
Experience
• Minimum of 3-5 years of journalism experience
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
base
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
audience
• Knowledge of business principles essential
• Understanding of and experience covering public technology
companies a plus
• Tech beat coverage experience a plus
• Same for Seattle-based reporting experience
Education
Bachelor's in journalism or equivalent work experience

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and links to clips that best
show enterprise and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt, director of
editorial recruiting and development, American City Business
Journals,