Job Description
The Tampa Bay Business Journal is looking for a reporter who can
marry strong traditional journalism skills - source building, sharp
news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and
investigative reporting, clear writing, document use - with online
and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter
will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context
for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives, and
professionals one of the nation's fastest-growing areas.
A Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and
curious, driven to produce scoops about important business deals,
companies and executives; sophisticated analysis of the issues that
affect the industry he or she covers; and savvy, important coverage
of the executives, ideas and characters who make up that

He or she is expected to contribute both short- and long-form
stories to our news products online, in email, on mobile, and in
print. Specifically, reporters are expected to own every important
story on their beat; 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,
and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement. Also,
scoops matter. A lot.
• Proven excellence in reporting and writing
• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy
events and sources
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• 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 differentiates the organization from competitors.
• Multimedia skills, including video, photos, broadcast, on-camera,
• Minimum of 2-3 years of journalism experience.
• Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active
• Proven experience building and maintaining a strong source
• Knowledge of business principles essential.
• Tampa Bay community experience a plus.
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