NEXTpittsburgh is looking for a deeply curious, well-connected, ambitious news reporter who knows Pittsburgh and loves to get out and write stories about the people, places and ideas advancing Pittsburgh for all.

We’re specifically interested in an experienced writer to cover economic development in Pittsburgh — someone who will jump on breaking stories, report the ongoing progress and change in our city, and examine the pros and cons of various kinds of development.

Do you fit the bill? We’re seeking someone with:

  • The ability to scout out good stories and find breaking news while keeping current with news and trends in Pittsburgh.
  • Solid writing skills with a strong voice, a passion for accuracy, and the ability to quickly deliver clean copy on deadline.
  • A strong sense of what makes a good news story, how to find the most interesting angle, who could give you the best perspective, and how to write in a lively style that keeps the reader engaged to the end.
  • Willingness to go deep for the best story, and with the desire to stay on top of the Economic Development beat and attend important industry events.
  • Ace social media skills and an impressive following.
  • A genuine love for Pittsburgh and a desire to help take it to the next level with stories that challenge the region, inform and enlighten, help solve problems and engage local citizens.

NEXTpittsburgh has a small but mighty team and a great following of readers who highly value the work we do. We work really well together and love what we do. If you think you’d make a good fit, we want to hear from you!

Send your resume and three clips that give us a sense of your work.