News Writer, Business Applications Media Group

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Staff News Writer

TechTarget seeks a News Writer to cover topics related to content management and SalesForce for readers who use line of business applications and for IT professionals who manage CRM/SalesForce. This writer should be able to break news stories, write feature articles and blogs. The writer will need to produce at least three original stories per week that include analysis and a range of sources.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to produce content on a daily basis and deadline-oriented. He or she will have at least four years of experience in news or features reporting for an online, daily or weekly publication. Experience covering the technology industry is a plus.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Write news stories that include commentary from professional IT sources, experts and include context, under deadline;
  • Write trends or features stories as needed;
  • Produce clear, concise copy;
  • Develop IT industry sources;
  • Develop unique story ideas based on conversations with sources;
  • Break news stories
  • Attend industry events related to the beat (some travel required);

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • At least four years of reporting experience for an online, daily or weekly publication;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications;
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure;
  • Strong writing and reporting skills; ability to produce on deadline;
  • Some knowledge of the IT industry: segments, trends, major industry players;
  • Ability to work in deadline-driven, team-oriented news environment; and,
  • Self-motivation.

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