Lookout Local seeks a curious, versatile reporter to cover business and technology in the story-rich Santa Cruz area, home of a disproportionately large and active small business community, fast-emerging biotech, and beachheads of Google and Amazon. Economic recovery is the story of 2021, and we’re looking for a reporter able to both dig deeply into the questions of economic re-development and of small business owner struggles to transition. Data + lots of human storytelling. We seek a reporter who is enthused about being part of a new model of community-centric, mobile-first, topically knowledgeable, intensely local journalism. This person will aim to meet readers’ needs in multiple ways, from quick, useful, information hits to in-depth accountability reporting, providing actionable service journalism for Lookout’s readers, smartly and creatively using multiple engagement channels to connect with audiences.