The Charlotte Business Journal is looking for a reporter to cover banking and finance in one of the sector's most dynamic regions of the country.
This beat requires solid understanding of finance and financial documents, certainly, but also an exceptional ability to develop source relationships that will lead you to the most important stories for CBJ's elite readership of business leaders.
CBJ reporters are expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence to savvy readers not just to inform them, but connect them with decision-makers and also educate them on the strategies that work — or don't work. A focus on the people behind the deals is essential.
In our newsroom, reporters own their beats and day-to-day coverage. To bring in source-driven scoops, reporters are expected to be vigilant networkers and relationship managers. Our best stories come from people not press releases. Scoops matter — a lot — and on top of that, readers demand to not only know what is happening, but why and how. We break hard news that sometimes sources don't want brought to light but we don't burn bridges.
• 3-5 years reporting in a newsroom
• Track record in the news business of building, maintaining and engaging an audience
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience