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June 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018

SABEW Spotlight – Summer 2018

Birger Award The fifth annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award contest is open. The deadline for entries is July 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to SABEW’s next conference where the award will be presented. A total of 29 young journalists entered in 2017, with one winner and two finalists named. Business of Health Care Summit Sixteen ...[Read More]
Monday, June 18th, 2018

Retail Reporter for StarTribune

Job Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune is looking for an ambitious, aggressive reporter to cover the retail industry. This is a high-profile beat that includes two of the top U.S. retailers, Target and Best Buy, as well as the nation’s biggest shopping complex, the Mall of America. Job Qualifications: We need a reporter who can help readers understand what’s next for an industry in the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Associate Publisher for Marijuana Business Daily

Job Overview: Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), since 2011 the best-known producer of B2B news and trade shows serving executives and major investors in America's $6 billion cannabis industry, is seeking an associate publisher to help lead the business and editorial sides of our website, magazine and other content-related offerings. You'll be based in our Denver office reporting to the Vice ...[Read More]
Monday, June 11th, 2018

Copy Editor for SABEW

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is seeking a freelance contract copy editor to edit marketing materials, press releases, grant documents and other business correspondence.  This is a virtual contract position with approximately five to seven documents per week in the Spring and Fall and one per week other times during the year. Must have newsroom experience copy editing ...[Read More]
Monday, June 11th, 2018

Latest Developments in Health Care

Health care continues to be a defining issue in 2018. Learn the latest developments and how they affect people's pocket books from experts in the field. July 9 2 - 3 p.m. EDT Click here to register. Instructions: Dial 512-879-2134. When prompted enter access code 846394#. Questions: Callers may submit questions to the panelists at sabew@sabew.org....[Read More]
Friday, June 1st, 2018

Real Estate Reporter at San Francisco Business Times

Job Description: Are you the next star commercial real estate reporter for the San Francisco Business Times? We're seeking an experienced, scoop-driven, hard news animal of a reporter to continue our long-term ownership of the commercial real estate beat. You'll provide a steady diet of exclusive breaking news for our online daily edition, and longer-form stories for our weekly print product and special ...[Read More]

May 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

SABEW announces 2018 Health Care Fellows

View the 2018 Health Care Symposium agenda. Sixteen journalists have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s sixth annual Health Care Symposium made possible by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., June 28-30 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg, Washington, D.C. bureau. The symposium will help the fellows better understand health-care economics ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest is open for entries!

The fifth annual SABEW award contest honoring a top young business journalist is now open for entries. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to SABEW’s next conference where the award will be presented. Journalists 29 years old and younger during 2017 are eligible. (A journalist who turned 30 during 2017 is eligible).  About Larry Birger The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:15 - 5:15 PM Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC Speakers: Brian Moyer, Director, BEA William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner, BLS Nick Orsini, Acting Associate Director for Economic Programs, Census Bureau Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they endeavor to grasp and crystallize the ever-evolving ...[Read More]
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Reporter at LatinFinance

Job Description: Reporter to cover financial transactions market for daily newsletter. Job Qualifications: Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese, interest in financial markets. How to Apply: Send email with resume to cecilia.tornaghi@latinfinance.com...[Read More]
Sunday, May 13th, 2018

June 28-30 – 2018 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Sixteen journalists have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s sixth annual Health Care Symposium made possible by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., June 28-30 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg, Washington, D.C. bureau. The symposium will help the fellows better understand health-care economics and will provide an update on the Affordable ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Investigative Journalist/Analyst at GQG Partners

Job Description: Investment management firm focused on global and emerging markets equities, managing over $10 billion in assets, offers a unique opportunity for an investigative journalist who excels at finding and developing sources, has great research and analytical skills and is ready to make a career change. As an investment analyst, you would use your reporting and source-building skills to ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Editor at The Congressional Budget Office

Job Description: The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress to aid in policy decisions. The Management, Business, and Information Services division, which provides editorial and publishing services for the agency, seeks an editor with extraordinary talent—someone who can see both the forest and the trees, who can transform ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

College Connect: Balancing your Needs for Student Housing

By Emma Veidt Imagine this scenario: you can live near campus, you can have plenty of living space and you can have cheap rent. Now pick two. As I began hunting for my very first apartment last spring, I had little idea of what was considered expensive or affordable. My parents taught me how to save money because I grew up on a budget, but I was privileged in the sense that they never revealed ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

College Connect: Clashing cultures when you go to college

By Runjie Wang  “That makes sense to me. That Porsche belongs to a Chinese!” Americans have stereotypes that every Chinese student here is extravagant and squanders away his or her parents’ money. So do many people in China. Even worse, some internet trolls in my country always satirize that we, students studying abroad, are too rich to know where to spend. However, not everyone from ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

College Connect: The Rise of Venmo and Electronic Payment Methods

By Logan Krenik “Hey bro, do you want to go get some ice cream?” “Sorry man -- I’m out of cash.” “Dude it’s all good! I’ll cover you and you can just Venmo me later.” “That sounds good! Thanks man!” Not once would anyone a decade ago think that something like this was possible. The concept of paying someone by using a phone app connected to your credit card account ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Moving out of the dorms and into an apartment

By Troy D’Souza I personally loved living in the dorms my freshman year of college. I had a good roommate, got along with people on my floor, had a meal plan for the campus dining halls and was only a short walk to most of my classes. But I knew I wanted to move off campus and live in an apartment for the first time. For me one of the most important things was finding good roommates, ones with ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Managing credit for the first time

By Troy D’Souza In high school I was super into business. I took a lot of business classes, was in DECA, a competitive business club and I even almost ended up majoring in business in college. That said, I felt like I always had a pretty good grasp on things. One thing I always wanted was a credit card to start building good credit but my parents were not having it. Finally towards the start ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Saving for retirement, starting NOW

By Molly Stawinoga I’m 19 years old, which means I’m about 42.7 years away from retirement (assuming I retire at the U.S. average retirement age of 61.7, according to the United States Office of Personnel Management). Now, in my day-to-day life I cannot even choose what my next-day outfit will be. So why in the world would I start planning for retirement now, when I’m just trying to live a ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Treating Yourself on a Bare-Bones College Budget

By Jonah Emil When I came to college, I was so excited to explore everything my campus had to offer. I went downtown to discover the new shops, restaurants, and attractions that added a whole new level of fun to my college experience. However, there is one thing in common with these activities that incoming college kids don’t realize until it’s too late. Money. I was amazed when I glanced ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Realizing Your Right to a Raise

By Adrianna Talavera When I was in high school, I worked as a hostess at the same Mexican restaurant for three years. I knew the ins and outs of the restaurant and I could do the job with my eyes closed. With all the experience I acquired there, I was one of few hosts that was capable of keeping the wait short and the hungry customers happy, even during the busiest of Saturday night rushes. However, ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: Finances of a First-Generation College Student

By Kayley Allen Being a first-generation college student is a blessing and a curse. The feeling of being the first person in my family to go to college was, hands down, one of the best accomplishments of my life. Nonetheless, with this feeling of excitement came a dark, looming cloud of uncertainty to what lies ahead. My parents are knowledgeable in many ways, but when it came to questions about ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: College and Drinking Your Dollars Away

By: Kristina Esdale When you ask a college student why they are “so poor,” the almost knee-jerk response is to say “food.” But according to Banyan.com, college students spend an average of $900 per year on alcohol; that’s practically double of the average cost of textbooks, around $450. Going away to college comes with a lot of pressures educationally, mentally and especially socially. ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2018

College Connect: First savings account. First laptop. First big money lesson.

By Alyson Garcia Two weeks after I turned 17, I was looking for a job. I realized I was going to need a computer in college and that I only had a year to raise $1,500 which seemed like a lot at the time. All my friends had jobs and paid at least one bill whether it was gas, insurance, or phone. All of them paid something and I paid nothing. After searching for two weeks, I got a call back from ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Hospitality Reporter at South Florida Business Journal

Job Description: As a reporter in Miami - one of the hottest markets in the country - you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic reporter to establish himself/herself as the go-to source on travel/tourism (hotels, airlines, cruise lines, etc.); restaurants & retail; conventions & meetings; and gaming & attractions. Job ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Executive Director’s Report May 2018

SABEW18 This year’s conference was all about getting back to the basics and building skills. We’ve seen a number of ground-breaking stories over the past year, and all were done the old-fashioned way — by cultivating sources, digging into documents and data, collaborating with editors, and finding angles that matter most to people. Hats off to SABEW18 conference chairs Bernie Kohn and Bryan ...[Read More]

April 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Freelance Writer for Money-Media

Job Description: Seeking talented, curious freelancer who works efficiently and has a nose for news and the ability to craft lean, punchy prose. We’re a B-to-B writing about life insurance and annuities – but “B” doesn’t have to mean “Boring.” We want a semi-regular freelancer (the gig could turn into 10 hours a week) who can deliver 400-800 word articles and other compelling content. ...[Read More]
Monday, April 30th, 2018

Fellows Sought for 2018 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is seeking applications for a symposium that will help journalists better understand health care economics and provide an update on the Affordable Care Act fixes and repeals, Medicare changes, Medicaid cuts, prescription-drug affordability, changes to the child health system and the overall future of health care. The announcement about ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Morgenson: ‘It’s about more than the awards’

By Sarah Foster Medill News Service Gretchen Morgenson was walking up Third Avenue in New York City, still fresh off her move from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, when an abrupt shouting sounded in the distance.   “I don’t mean to bother you! I don’t mean to bother you!” the voice said. She didn’t acknowledge the commotion at first, thinking the pedestrian was just ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

Editor at Communications Daily/Warren Communications News

Job Description: Seeking an editor to work in Washington, D.C., 2-5:30 p.m. weekdays at a competitive hourly rate editing for style, accuracy and substance a wide array of news. Must quickly assess each news item’s balance and substance, so that the editor can collaborate with the reporter(s) to improve it. You must be able to edit a large amount of news without changing anything unnecessarily and ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

Rubenstein expects private equity investors to look to emerging markets

By Brian Baker Medill News Service Private equity investors are likely to focus more on opportunities in emerging markets as countries like China and India increase their share of the global economy, said David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of private equity giant The Carlyle Group. “If the emerging markets are 55 percent of world’s GDP, but they’re only getting 17 percent ...[Read More]
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Announces Name Change to Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing

SABEW’s familiar acronym remains the same, but the organization is changing its name to the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. The change, which is effective immediately, is part of a broader effort to embrace a global focus on business journalism. The new name comes in advance of the SABEW18 annual spring conference in Washington, D.C., April, 26-28, 2018. As an example of SABEW’s ...[Read More]
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

College Connect: Budgeting and Spending Money in the Age of Venmo

By Betsy Smith “I forgot my wallet. Can you order my coffee, and I’ll pay you back?” It’s a simple question coming from a trusted friend. You used to say yes and they would pay you back in cash the next time they saw you/had their wallet. Now, everything is different. “Yeah, just venmo me.” Now, they can pull out their phone and pay you the exact amount. I get a notification that ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 19th, 2018

4th Annual BIB Canada Winners

And the winners of the 4th annual Best in Business Canada Awards are... Beat Reporting Gold: Christine Dobby, The Globe and Mail (Telecom) Silver: Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post (Energy) Breaking News Gold:Paul Waldie, Tim Kiladze, Alexandra Posadzki, Andrew Willis, Jeff Gray, Tavia Grant, Kelly Grant, Tu Thanh Ha, Molly Hayes, Joe Friesen, Josh O’Kane and Susan Krashinsky Robertson,The ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Cindy Perman

Cindy Perman is the partnerships and syndication editor for CNBC.com. Cindy Perman has been in business news for more than 20 years – all in digital. About 10 at WSJ.com and 10 at CNBC.com. Most of that time has been on a news desk, though recently she did a stint as commentary editor at CNBC and is currently working on CNBC’s partnerships, primarily on Apple News and Google Newsstand. She ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Heather Long

Heather Long is an economics correspondent at The Washington Post. Heather weighs in daily on the hottest topics impacting the U.S. economy. She is best known for her coverage of the tax code overhaul and her travels around the Rust Belt highlighting the views and needs of middle America. Prior to joining The Washington Post in July, Heather was a senior writer and editor at CNNMoney, an assistant ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Data Journalist at Redfin

Job Description: Have a distinctive point-of-view about current issues and events and how they affect the housing market and consumers at large. Write compelling, newsworthy data-driven articles about housing affordability and how people are living now that are interesting to national media, real estate industry and consumers. Simplify and effectively communicate complex ideas in writing and through ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Managing Editor and Head of Audience Development at InvestorPlace Media

Job Description: We’re looking for a data-driven leader who can do it all – keep our content pertinent and timely for our audience, crunch website analytics, herd freelancers, and grow and develop your writing and editing team. This job—like all digital media—is as much about data and analytics as it is about crafting story ideas. We operate at high volume, and need a quick-thinking leader ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Megan Davies, Editor, Thomson Reuters

Megan Davies is an editor/reporter with Thomson Reuters. Megan Davies has been an editor/reporter with Reuters since 2004 and is currently Deputy Editor of U.S. Financial Markets for Reuters in New York. Prior positions in the New York bureau include running the municipal bond team, leading M&A, and reporting on private equity. She worked in the Moscow bureau from 2011 to 2014 covering Russian ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Money Reporter at South Florida Business Journal

Job Description: A Business Journal reporter is recognized as the community’s foremost authority on their assigned beat by: Producing compelling, high-impact breaking news and enterprise rich in perspective/context; owning the beat audience and conversation; building source network relentlessly and working collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and others to maximize the impact of ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Digital News Producer at The San Francisco Business Times

Job Description: The San Francisco Business Times seeks a Digital Producer. The Digital Producer is the primary manager of digital news content, focused chiefly but not solely on content that will appear in our electronic Morning and Afternoon Editions. The Digital Producer writes, edits and curates online content and drives audience engagement; and is responsible for amplifying that content with ...[Read More]

March 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: The importance of emergency savings

By Marilyn Primovic Mice destroyed everything in my storage unit last summer. Instead of moving my belongings to my new apartment, I moved them to a dumpster. I also moved something else: money from my emergency savings account into my checking account to purchase necessary replacements. Ann Woodyard, assistant professor of financial planning at the University of Georgia, encouraged college ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: To rent or to buy: that is the millennial question

By Kristen Rary Caroline Wrenn is living her dream. The recent graduate’s husband was drafted by a Major League Baseball team and will finish school in the off season. All of the couple’s plans are falling into place. But they have one big issue: where to live. “My husband is a professional baseball player so we will be moving a lot throughout the year. The players can be traded, promoted, ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: New tax laws, but no significant changes for students

By Maggie Scruggs President Donald Trump rolled out a new tax plan early this year making cuts for corporations and some adjustments for individuals. Changes in tax laws can translate into gains or losses due to one’s circumstances, but for students not a lot changed, according to Lance Palmer, professor of financial planning and housing and consumer science at the University of Georgia. When ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: college students and credit scores

By Hallie Smith Having a good credit score is critical to owning a home, signing a lease and other financial responsibilities of adulthood. However, many college students do not understand how to build credit in a healthy way. Brenda Cude, a professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at the University of Georgia, said college students “are way too concerned and too conservative ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Overcoming bad spending habits

By Henley Tullos College is the first time most students have the chance to live away from their parents, which comes with the responsibility of paying bills, buying groceries and budgeting. “I try my best to budget for groceries and utilities.  I don’t make impulsive purchases because my priority is purchasing my needs rather than my wants,” said Abby Feltner, a student at the University ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: College students and their taxes

By Catherine Morrow A University of Georgia professor said college students can learn important lessons about their financial situation from filing their own taxes. Lance Palmer, a professor in the department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, said learning those skills as students will make it much easier to understand in the future. “I think it’s a great idea for ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Planning for that future house

By Rebecca Nauth College students are always trying to find ways to save money. If given an option between buying a new $200 textbook or buying that same book used, water-stained, and a little torn for $50 from Amazon, it’s safe to assume that most college students would gravitate towards the second option. But when it comes to looking for a place to live, college students likely have many ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: The pros and cons of living off campus

By Charlotte Norsworthy Many college students grapple with the decision to live on or off campus. While there are many factors to consider, for most students, the decision boils down to affordability. At the University of Georgia, most students are required to find a spot on campus to live during their first year, which can vary from single-person dorm rooms, six-person dorm rooms and even two-person ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Read the fine print: why students should understand their leases

By Charlotte Norsworthy For most students, college is their first attempts at adulthood. Students must learn how to manage personal finance, maintain class-work-life balance and develop the perfect elevator pitch to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Thus, it is easy to see how signing a rental lease, a legally-binding 12-month contract, can add to the stack of ...[Read More]

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