Archive for 2018

July 2018

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Business Reporter for The Columbian Newspaper

Job Description: The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s news leader in print and online, seeks a full-time reporter to join its metro news team covering business. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with occasional overtime and weekend work. The ideal candidate will enjoy both hard news and enterprise work, and will regularly produce in-depth packages for Sunday Business sections and ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Business Editor at The Columbian Newspaper

Job Description: The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s news leader in print and online, seeks a full-time business editor to join its newsroom. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with some on-call weekend work. This re-created position includes a blend of writing and editing duties. The business editor will supervise one reporter, and assist the editor and metro editor in producing ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Research Manager at Stacker

Job Description: Stacker transforms expert analysis into easy-to-digest stories, creating data-driven journalism across dozens of topics - from entertainment to the economy. Founded in summer 2017, Stacker has grown to reach over 150 million monthly page views, syndicated across MSN.com and other publishers. We’re looking for analytical, curious individuals to help research and construct stories, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Partnerships Associate at CNBC

Job Description: CNBC is seeking a Partnerships Associate to join the Audience Growth team with a focus on YouTube. The ideal candidate is driven by ambitious goals, obsessed with YouTube, understands viral video trends, and has superb analytical skills. Proficiency in Photoshop, copy-editing, and an interest in business news are must-haves for the position. This is a great opportunity to work ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Reporter at Cheddar

Job Description: Cheddar is looking for enterprising, creative reporters who can break exclusive news on the most competitive beats in tech. These desired areas of coverage include, but are not limited to, companies like Uber and Tesla that are reshaping the future of transportation, the business of the rapidly changing gaming industry, and tech giants like Google and Amazon. The ideal candidate ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Business Reporter at The Seattle Times

Job Description: The Seattle Times is excited to announce an opening for a Business Reporter (General Assignment) to cover a range of news and enterprise stories with insight and verve. From technology and innovation to old-school industries, public companies to family firms, quick news breaks to analysis and investigative pieces – the successful candidate will be able to do it all. This position ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Editor, Investing at U.S. News & World Report

J0b Description: The Consumer Advice team at U.S. News & World Report, which strives to help people make smarter decisions when it comes to saving and spending, retirement, careers and investing, is seeking a skilled editor to join our enthusiastic team of writers and editors producing online investing content. This Investing Editor role includes working with staff writers and freelancers, as well ...[Read More]

June 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

SABEW offers condolences to the Capital Gazette newsroom

The murderous assault on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, has left us heartbroken. As members of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, we wish to express our condolences to the families and co-workers of the slain members of that newsroom. The rampage was an assault on the journalists there – and on free speech everywhere. We support the news professionals who have been left ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Reporter at The Denver Post

Job Description: Seeking experienced business reporters. Looking for people with passion and deep commitment to the role of the newspaper. Ability to ask hard questions and dig for documents but also able to conduct the most sensitive interviews. The successful candidate should know how to select stories that drive conversations and affect the lives of our readers. Should know how to construct a complicated ...[Read More]
Monday, June 18th, 2018

Freelance Journalism: Getting down to business

Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance writing offers many benefits, but it requires a business mindset. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll talk about how to run your freelance business like a true business, addressing things like keeping track of clients, growing revenue, managing invoices, setting up a home office and adopting an entrepreneurial mindset needed to be ...[Read More]
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

Dig Deep into Health Care Data

How do you get past the press release on the health beat? The hardest thing for reporters, veterans or newbies alike, is knowing where to look for information. What kind of financial shape is your local hospital or health insurer? How does the state or federal government rate that nursing home? Does a particular doctor have an unusually high number of medical malpractice claims? We are going to dig ...[Read More]
Friday, June 8th, 2018

SABEW, Reporters’ Groups Decry Seizure of NYT Reporter’s Records

Following reports that the Justice Department seized telephone and electronic communication records of a New York Times reporter, leaders of the National Press Club and several professional journalism organizations plan to invite Attorney General Jeff Sessions to meet about the dangers such investigative techniques pose to a free press and the democracy that depends upon it. Members of the working ...[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

Remembering Warren Watson, former SABEW executive director

SABEW mourns the loss of Warren Watson. This obituary is written by his longtime friend and SABEW Chair Marty Steffens, a professor at the University of Missouri   Former SABEW executive director Warren Watson died May 27 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where he had been hospitalized since mid-December with complications of diabetes. The longtime journalist and nonprofit executive ...[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 Stephanie Studds, chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau Moderator: Lydia DePillis, economy reporter, CNNMoney Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 24th, 2018

SABEW takes exception to Tesla’s Elon Musk accusations

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) takes strong exception to the accusations made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has accused reporters who cover his company of being biased and influenced by advertising interests. Musk made his statements on Twitter May 23-24 after Consumer Reports announced it would not recommend the Tesla Model 3, citing performance quality issues and ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Training: Metrics to Magnify Your Journalism

Join us for a discussion about metrics in the newsroom, the pros and cons of different analytics platforms, and using data to drive news decisions. As the revenue model for journalism moves away from heavily relying on advertising and more toward paying customers and subscribers, newsrooms will have to measure audiences differently. This session, led by Liz Worthington of the American Press Institute, ...[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]
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]
Thursday, May 10th, 2018

July 17 – Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: Discussion and Mixer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:15 - 5:15 PM Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC Speakers: Brian Moyer, Director, BEA William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner, BLS Stephanie Studds, Chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau Moderator: Lydia DePillis, economy reporter, CNNMoney Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they ...[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]
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Teletraining: Understanding Economic Indicators

GDP, CPI, M1 and M2. Leading, lagging and coincident. Procyclical, countercyclical and acyclical. The economic indicators are an indispensable part of the economics beat, pointing to the state of health of local, regional and national economies. Covering the economy is not your run-of-the-mill business beat. Journalists tasked with writing about the economy rely on economic indicators issued by statistical ...[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]
Saturday, May 5th, 2018

July 23 – Dig Deep into Health Care Data

How do you get past the press release on the health beat? The hardest thing for reporters, veterans or newbies alike, is knowing where to look for information. What kind of financial shape is your local hospital or health insurer? How does the state or federal government rate that nursing home? Does a particular doctor have an unusually high number of medical malpractice claims? We are going to dig ...[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]
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

SABEW supports World Press Freedom Day, May 3

UNESCO is marking the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. This year’s event comes as we absorb this week’s news of the slaughter of at least nine journalists in a bombing attack in Kabul. Around the world, journalists are being killed, assaulted, maimed and imprisoned as they attempt to do their jobs. As members of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), we ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Bernie Kohn receives SABEW’s President’s Award

Bernie Kohn, weekend managing editor at Bloomberg News, was recognized by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing with the President’s Award, on April 27, 2018, during SABEW18, SABEW’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. SABEW President Mark Hamrick chose to honor Kohn, a former SABEW board member and past president, for his years of service to the organization, including ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

July 31 – Birger Young Biz Journalist Contest Deadline

The contest is now open Deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 31 at 5 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 team of five journalist/judges will determine the winner, as well as up to four named finalists. A total of 29 young journalists entered in 2017, with one winner and two finalists named. Eligibility: - ...[Read More]

April 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Seven elected to the SABEW Board of Governors at SABEW18

Ballots were cast during SABEW18, SABEW’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. for seven seats on the SABEW Board of Governors, six with a term ending in 2021 and one ending in 2019. SABEW members elected three new members to the Board of Governors: Megan Davies, editor and reporter, Thomson Reuters (term ends in 2019) Heather Long, economics correspondent, The Washington Post (term ...[Read More]
Monday, April 30th, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain pose challenges for news organizations

By Ang Gao Medill News Service New and arcane technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency pose challenges and opportunities for major news organizations that are scrambling to meet reader demand for more coverage. Among the biggest challenges are how to help readers understand the burgeoning technology and guide coverage of a world that few people, including themselves, fully understand, ...[Read More]
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]

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