Company: The Buffalo News
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Buffalo News seeks enterprise reporters to join a team telling
the region's biggest story: Buffalo Niagara's economic revival. The
team will relentlessly cover the forces that are shaping the future
of Buffalo - and, most important, explain why it all matters.
The positions include:
Technology and Startups: A reporter to cover technology and
startups in Western New York. Buffalo's tech scene is growing fast
- and could have an outsized impact on the region's economy. The
region has made strides to invest in startups with early-stage
financing, more venture capital and the start of a more
entrepreneurial culture. But there is a long way to go - and
questions about whether there is enough tech talent. This reporter
will cover the startup and technology scene, from the growth of the
city's first "unicorn" to the impact of a downtown technology hub
created by the region's biggest bank.
Blue Economy and Green Energy: A reporter to cover how climate
change and green energy reshape the future of Buffalo Niagara.
Climate change is one of the big economic stories of the next half
century. With a state-funded Tesla plant, Buffalo has a stake in
solar energy. We are the country's third largest generator of
hydropower. The possibility of huge windmills in the Great Lakes is
already causing conflict. And as rising sea levels and extreme
weather threaten much of the country, can Buffalo position itself
as a climate refuge? This reporter will cover the big questions
tied to those changes: What impact will climate change have on the
region's economy and will its access to fresh water turn into new
Higher Education: A reporter to cover the ways higher education
impacts the region's economy. Buffalo Niagara's business future
depends on brainpower. The region has a big research institution
and 21 other colleges. Can they lure brilliant researchers and turn
breakthroughs into new companies or industries? Can they graduate a
large and talented workforce? Can the area's colleges and
universities adapt to big disruptions in higher education?
Business of Sports: A reporter who can dig into the financial
operations of the region's sports companies; detail the business
and real estate dealings done by players, coaches and owners; break
news on the ongoing discussions over whether to build a new NFL
stadium; and explain why it all matters. This is a job focused on
what happens off the field. The successful candidate should be as
comfortable developing a deep network of sources as combing through
public records for clues about private deals, net worth and real
These are enterprise beats that rely on deep reporting, good
sources and public documents to generate ideas. The ability to use
open records laws to build compelling stories is a must. Data
skills and experience are a plus. Must have a proven ability to
break news, turn around in-depth and quick-hit stories on tight
deadlines and juggle the demands of reaching a digital
audience.Candidates should have clips that show significant
enterprise and a knack for explaining why it all matters and
providing the bigger context.
The Buffalo News is a daily print and online news organization with
the largest staff of journalists in the region. We have a history
of breaking the area's big stories and investing in the stories
that matter. We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who
reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People of all
backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.
Why Buffalo? The city has seen a resurgence that makes it an
exciting time to work and live here. The region has professional
sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, Niagara Falls,
beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and at
least five writing samples. Applications can also be submitted
directly to email@example.com.
These full-time positions are part of a collective bargaining
agreement which offers a competitive salary, great benefits, and
the opportunity for successful employees to develop within a
growing company. Comprehensive benefits include health benefits
(medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts), 401K
retirement plan, paid time off, and an extensive employee
The Buffalo News is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
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