Business & Development Reporter II

Herald Times
August 31, 2023
Bloomington, United States
Job Type


The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana, part of the USA Today Network, seeks a skilled and resourceful reporter to cover business and development. This role includes monitoring government meetings, looking at site plans, evaluating records and understanding the news value of various proposals. It also means being observant of and curious about the community to sniff out stories before competitors. The ideal candidate also has some data skills and understands how to manage spreadsheets that can be the foundation for investigations and exclusive enterprise.

Bloomington is home to Indiana University, which makes our small community feel like a big city, but with shorter commutes. Whether you are interested in live theater, classical music, innovative art, sports or the outdoors, Bloomington and Monroe County offer some of the best entertainment and cultural enrichment options in the state. Our culinary scene is rich with ethnic establishments and restauranteurs willing to try new things.

In The Herald-Times newsroom you will find a mix of newer and seasoned reporters, a supportive editing team and encouragement and pathways to achieve your career goals. Whether you’re just starting out or want to call Bloomington home for the long term, The Herald-Times provides a welcoming environment.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A passion for being the authority on what’s being built, modified, sold and developed in our communities
  • Strong news judgement, ability to spot trends and willingness to allow data to inform which stories to pursue
  • Ability to produce a mix of breaking news, daily content and long-term enterprise using innovative storytelling
  • Capable of shooting video or photos occasionally while also knowing when to coordinate with others to improve quality
  • Strong spelling and grammar, reporting and interviewing, time management and social media outreach skills
  • An understanding of media law and ethics

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

1. Your resume – one to two pages.
2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

Apply here.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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