Triangle Business Journal
Raleigh, NC

Job Description

Specifically, this reporter will cover the health care/life sciences and the higher education beats. In health care, the reporter will cover the area’s largest hospitals, life sciences companies (startups and publicly traded firms) that are in the forefront of research, innovation and commercialization. In the higher education beat, the reporter is expected to cover the big business-related issues coming out of prominent local universities such as Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The ideal reporter will be producing everything from scoops about important M&As in the life sciences sector to writing about the uber-active technology transfer business at area universities. Writing profiles and in-depth pieces on health care/life sciences executives is encouraged — essentially adding a face and a personality to stories. A good Triangle Business Journal reporter is editor of his or her own beat coverage, and is easily able to assess what merits a story, an in-depth investigation or just a brief.

Skills

• Proven excellence in reporting and writing. Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• 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, helpful.

Duties

A Triangle Business Journal reporter is competitive, collaborative and curious. 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(s); 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.

Experience

• Minimum of 3 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.

To apply:

Email Sougata Mukherjee, editor in chief, smukherjee@bizjournals.com