Business Reporter

The Journal, one of the most used and trusted sources of news in Ireland, is seeking to hire a business reporter to join our growing team.

We’re looking for someone with an exhaustive knowledge of the business scene in Ireland, a proven record of breaking stories and an ability to prioritise the stories of the day that matter to our 450,000 daily readers.

The role will entail

  • Writing and editing our daily business newsletter The Morning Memo
  • Responding to major breaking business stories
  • Breaking original stories
  • Producing larger features and analysis across the areas of business, work and consumer affairs to keep our readers informed about the issues that affect them

The successful candidate must have the ability to

  • Communicate with excellent and accessible writing skills
  • Cultivate and grow an audience interested in the Irish business landscape, from both a company and consumer perspective
  • Be well-versed in matters pertaining to the economy, the business world and consumer affairs
  • Identify the key stories and angles to interest The Journal’s audience
  • Be a self-starter who can work well with the editorial desk
  • Liaise with other reporters on stories, bringing business reporting expertise to elevate the whole team’s output in this area

Skills required

  • At least three years’ experience in a business news-focused journalism role
  • Excellent contacts across various sectors of business
  • Proven ability to self-start and deliver on original stories
  • Comfort with and expertise in the production of newsletters, and other off-platform distribution methods
  • Ability to read company accounts accurately
  • Knowledge and experience of Ireland’s legal framework around defamation, publishing and copyright

Application

Please apply by email with a cover letter and up-to-date CV to [email protected] with Application: Business reporter in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 13 June.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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