General Assignment Reporter, Business – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

General Assignment Reporter, Business – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and winner of the 2022 Keystone Media Awards’ top honor among the state’s largest newsrooms, is looking for a versatile reporter to join our award-winning Business news desk. We’re looking for a talented reporter and writer to cover a community that is home to a wide range of large companies, from U.S. Steel to Dick’s Sporting Goods, from PPG to American Eagle Outfitters. Our readers are smart, informed consumers of news who care deeply about investments and about saving money at the grocery store.

This general assignment role combines an ability to interpret financial reports and develop sources within industries while telling lively, impactful stories illustrating economic trends through people’s experiences. It requires keen attention to detail, strong editorial judgment and writing skills, and the ability to handle a fast-paced news environment. We will work to train great reporters in handling business stories.

The reporter would be a member of a Post-Gazette’s business news team that has taken on major regional stories that range from a major investigation into the spending practices of one of our pro sports teams to a nursing shortage crisis in our regional hospitals to the environmental risks spawned by the creation of a major ethylene cracker plant near Pittsburgh.



  • Ability to develop a wide range of sources on variety of business news subjects
  • A proven record to write timely, well-reported and thought-provoking stories
  • Eager to be part of a transforming newsroom working to provide deep coverage of a diverse and changing community
  • Ability to collaborate with the visuals team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (photos, videos and graphics); produces photos and video as needed
  • Able to juggle daily, short-term enterprise and long-term enterprise stories
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is fair, accurate and thorough


Other Things to Know

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism
  • 2 to 5 years of reporting experience preferred
  • Ability to use social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Display exceptional work ethic, time management, and organizational skills


Qualified candidates should email Teresa F. Lindeman, managing editor, news and features, Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and three samples of your work.

The Employer is involved in a labor dispute at its place of business.  Offered employment is in place of employees involved in labor dispute. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).