Business Trends Reporter
The Miami Herald seeks a versatile journalist who can report aggressively and write authoritatively on a range of business topics. This position calls for a reporter who can turn breaking news stories with speed and style, and develop smart enterprise that resonates with readers. This reporter will not be tied to a specific beat, and should have the curiosity and skill to mine niche business topics, including Miami’s blossoming tech scene.
This position calls for an innovator and a pioneer, a reporter who is hungry to monitor readership trends and carve out new coverage areas based on audience needs. This reporter should be passionate about growing a diverse audience with compelling journalism, an active social media presence, and a willingness to experiment with digital storytelling formats and platforms.
Sharp reporting instincts, clear writing and the ability to build strong source networks are essential. As with all Miami Herald reporting positions, a commitment to accountability and service journalism is expected. And in multicultural South Florida, speaking Spanish is a plus.
This innovative and savvy business reporter will join a five-reporter business team in one of the most diverse and dynamic newsrooms in America. The Herald’s business team prioritizes covering all aspects of Miami and South Florida real estate, with a particular focus on the local housing market; tourism and cruise lines as the hub of North American cruising; the rapidly expanding technology industry and the effects of that influx and associated wealth on the rest of the region’s labor market. Our core coverage area stretches from the Florida Keys through Miami-Dade and Broward counties, home to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, respectively.
The ideal candidate has considerable experience and versatility as a business or financial reporter, demonstrated proficiency in delivering stories across a range of business and economic topics, and a desire to expand coverage areas and carve out new ones based on audience needs. For example, there's clearly room to grow our coverage of the consumer effects from the escalating cost of residential property insurance, the rising cost of living in Miami related to the tech boom and profiles of intriguing and diverse people who drive business and commerce in South Florida.
At least six years of daily breaking news and enterprise reporting experience covering business and financial topics and related trends.
A track record of bringing fresh ideas and high energy to the job and successful collaboration with a team of reporters and editors.
An understanding of digital publishing, online metrics and reader engagement and how to incorporate that information into your work to help our newsroom reach its audience growth goals.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Previous work experience covering business or the economy in South Florida, while not required, would be a bonus.
This is predominantly a weekday job, but requires flexibility to work some evenings, occasional weekends and holidays.
While the position is based in Miami, there will be flexibility in workplace arrangement.
Proficiency with AP style and a strong command of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Proficiency with financial math used in the context of company earnings reports and public documents.
Understanding of and adherence to professional journalism standards for balanced, fair and accurate reporting.