Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), since 2011 the best-known producer of B2B news and trade shows serving executives and major investors in America's $8 billion cannabis industry, is seeking an experienced reporter with an extensive B2B background to join our team of journalists.

You'll be based in our Lakewood office, receive a competitive salary, paid time off, 401(k) and health benefits. Our editorial is strictly focused on financial, legal and operational topics for business leaders. We do not offer lifestyle, advocacy, medical or consumer content. We also do not publish advertorial or content marketing; our strict church-and-state rules ensure top-quality editorial.  

This role will focus primarily on reporting and writing stories for our website, print magazine and premium products, including breaking news, informational/instructional pieces (how-to features, business tips, etc.), briefs, features, in-depth cover stories and business/people profiles. You will also help fact-check, edit and proofread stories as needed and assist with lining up speakers - and possibly moderate sessions - at our major business conferences.  

You will need to develop a deep understanding of what types of content our audience needs, with a key focus on determining how we can help business owners understand developments that may affect them.
 

Required background and skills:
  • You should have at minimum five years of professional reporting and editing experience for a B2B publication, as well as experience covering complex, quickly evolving topics such as business, politics, Wall Street or tech.
  • A proven ability to learn a difficult beat and to help your audience understand it.
  • The ability to write and edit different types of articles, ranging from mobile-friendly news briefs to analytical web/print magazine articles. We need someone who is flexible in how they approach, report and write stories. This is not a position for someone who can only write stories the way they have for the past decade.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for a business audience (versus the general public).
  • Proven judgement regarding story topics and angles - we need this person to be able to sift through possibilities to zero in on the most useful information for our readers. 

Additionally, you must be:
  • A self-starter who can manage deadlines and projects without being micromanaged.
  • A clean, smooth writer who does not need much editing to turn out polished, readable articles without factual errors.
  • Experience working in a digital-first editorial environment.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • An understanding of SEO and the importance of keywords.
  • An understanding of how to craft content for mobile viewership.
  • The ability to adapt to a quickly changing industry.

Preferred skills:
  • Experience working on business content for conferences and events.
  • Basic knowledge of the cannabis/hemp industries.

Marijuana Business Daily is a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc., a privately held, woman-owned company based in Lakewood, CO.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

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* 2. Please provide your LinkedIn profile URL if you have one:

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* 3. If you do not currently live in the Denver metro area when do you plan to move there?

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* 4. Please attach your resume here, file size limited to 16MB

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* 5. Please provide links to three of your best clips

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* 6. Roughly, how long would it take you to write up a 1200-word article based on a single-source interview that you yourself just conducted?

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* 7. Which types of business journalism are you most experienced and comfortable in creating.

  I'm GREAT at this I'm OK at this Can do but it's not my favorite Never done, but could Not my comfort zone
In-depth articles (1,800 words or more)
Business news briefs (~500 words)
Social media
Regulatory & legal coverage
Business financial coverage
Proofing/copy editing colleagues' work
Company/Executive profiles
Analysis features where you are the expert
Curating news: picking which item is #1

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* 8. What about your past journalism or other work experience makes you the best person for this job?

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* 9. Please rate your skills at:

  I'm GREAT at this I'm good at this OK but it's not my favorite Not always good Not me at all
Writing hands-on practical advice
Juggling multiple deadline (daily to bi-monthly)
Meeting deadlines no matter what
Crafting coverage based on readers' needs
Fact-checking
Gathering a big list of potential sources
Self-motivating
Understanding topics from a business-owner's perspective
Covering legal topics
Covering small business finance
Conducting phone interviews

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* 10. Here's your chance to show off: please provide a link to an article of any length which you wrote that was barely edited (if at all) by someone else

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* 11. What are your salary requirements?

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* 12. How/where did you hear about this position? (please name job posting site if applicable)

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