Houston Business Journal is looking for a top-notch reporter to cover economic development. The economic development beat is the essence of top-level reporting. It requires building — and working — strong source networks to break big news, dig out trends and connect dots before anyone else does. The ideal candidate sees important community issues clearly, and is driven to cover the intersection of business and government, where government involvement in business issues -- transportation, major civic construction projects, environmental and other regulations, corporate relocations, etc. -- either helps the business community grow or causes it pain. We need someone who can marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and context for our influential and growing audience of business owners, executives and professionals in Houston and across the region.