Two Reporter Openings

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Indianapolis Business Journal
Published
September 27, 2021
Location
Indianapolis
Job Type
Category

Description

The Indianapolis Business Journal is on the hunt for two talented reporters who can help us provide in-depth coverage of the central Indiana business community and how it intersects with politics and policy.

We have two open beats—one that includes retail and restaurants and the other that includes the two fastest-growing counties in the region. But we’re not married to precisely how the beats are defined now. Yes, we have to find ways to cover both of these important areas—and in fact, they are our most-read beats—but we also have flexibility to shape the jobs to fit the right candidates. As a result, we’re looking for strong reporters with great attitudes who will fit into our team.

All IBJ reporters write breaking stories as well as enterprise that help shape the conversation about business in the region. We are looking for reporters who can develop strong sources to scoop our competition.

IBJ is an award-winning, locally owned news organization that is growing. We interpret business broadly. We have a newsroom of 18 reporters, editors and artists who cover technology, real estate, banking, manufacturing, philanthropy, health care, government and politics. We publish a weekly printed paper and produce significant daily coverage at IBJ.com that is distributed through more than a dozen email newsletters (two of them sent daily, plus a number of specialty weekly newsletters).

Our parent company IBJ Media—which is locally owned and managed—also publishes The Indiana Lawyer every other week and last month acquired Inside INdiana Business, a statewide news platform that includes a weekly television show, daily radio reports, a website and daily email newsletters. We expect increasing cooperation between IBJ and Inside INdiana Business, which means IBJ staffers could have new opportunities in broadcast as well.

Job Requirements

  • Experience with both breaking news and enterprise.
  • Ability to work independently and generate story ideas.
  • Experience promoting stories and reporting with social media.
  • Ability to shoot smart-phone images and video.
  • Fast, thorough writing.

IBJ offers a chance to work in an affordable capital city with a metro area population of more than 2 million people but in a smaller newsroom with plenty of opportunity to make a big impact. In Indianapolis, you will find professional sports, world class museums and performance venues, and neighborhoods filled with great restaurants, bike trails and parks.

IBJ’s offices are located on the city’s historic Monument Circle—the literal and figurative heart of Indianapolis, just blocks from stadiums, the Statehouse, the Indianapolis City Market and much more. Our commutes are short, our public transportation is expanding and our city and suburbs are thriving.

If you’re a reporter who can uncover compelling stories, send a resume, cover letter and examples of breaking news stories and enterprise to Editor Lesley Weidenbener at lweidenbener@ibj.com and Managing Editor Greg Weaver at gweaver@ibj.com.

IBJ Media is an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to develop a diverse pool of candidates for this and all positions.

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