Business reporter: Technology/Innovation
The Seattle Times is hiring a reporter to cover technology and innovation, as well as other business stories in a general-assignment role. The reporter will cover the area’s active startup scene of venture-backed companies as well as some of the younger publicly traded companies, illuminating the challenges and opportunities as they seek to disrupt various parts of the business world. The GA aspect will involve quick responses to news across a wide spectrum of local business.
This reporter will be responsible for breaking news and writing insightful enterprise stories in both areas. The position requires robust writing and reporting skills as well as strong digital storytelling skills.
This is a one-year Guild-affiliated position.
•Three years’ experience in a comparable position.
•The ideal candidate must be skilled at working with financial documents; understanding technology and business strategy, and breaking through PR happy talk.
•Skilled at anticipating events and putting together stories that connect the dots and explain to our readers why these events are important.
•Writing abilities must be sharp and wide-ranging enough to appear regularly on A1, the Business section cover and in other forms online and in print.
•Should possess good digital storytelling skills.
•Familiar with social media and with measuring and interpreting analytics
•Should be comfortable on the other end of the microphone or camera as well, for occasional interviews on news involving the beat.
•Ability to travel.
•Must have own vehicle or other reliable transportation.
The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country. At The Seattle Times, your work matters. We are a family-owned-and-operated company; dedicated to the community we serve. The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com.
To apply, submit the following materials via our online application (https://rn22.ultipro.com/SEA1004/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=523) no later than October 31st. Please use the internet explorer browser for best results. After completing the online application, use your back browser to return to the "Edit Profile" tab and upload your attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB)
• Cover letter (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
• Resume (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
• Names of three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a former manager or supervisor)
• Five samples of your reporting work, preferably attached as a Word or PDF file. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips, provided the content is not behind a paywall. To do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it.
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