Full-time Hybrid
| Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Business Report, the leading source of news and analysis for Baton Rouge area businesses, professionals and community leaders, is hiring a reporter who craves breaking news and sparking community conversations. In addition to filling out this online form, interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples and three references via email to Executive Editor JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com or by mail to 9029 Jefferson Highway, Suite 300, Baton Rouge LA 70809.

Reports to:

Executive Editor


Business Report

Who you are:
  • Living in Baton Rouge isn’t a requirement, but it’s critical to have familiarity with the local market, including business, local politics and key social/quality of life issues 
  • Experience covering news 
  • Strong reporting skills, a willingness to ask difficult questions and comfort working in a fast paced news environment and on deadline 
  • Excellent sources or a proven record of developing sources 
  • Passion for breaking news and explaining how a story impacts the reader 
  • Ability to write long-form profiles and explanatory journalism 
  • Understanding the stories that resonate most with our audience
What you'll being doing:
  • Producing daily content for Daily Report AM and Daily Report PM newsletters that feature stories, analysis and scoops that matter most to our core audience
  • A passion for exploring key issues facing the Baton Rouge area, its quality of life and the business community
  • The flexibility to embrace change—particularly in how we connect with our audience— as the media industry continues to evolve

Education Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a specialized field such as politics, economics, or international relations is preferred.

Experience and Software Qualifications:

At least 2 years of experience in news, television, or journalism is preferred.

What you'll get:

In addition to a creative and happy work environment, Melara Enterprises is committed to providing its employees with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.

The company provides full-time employees with a variety of optional benefits that may be selected based upon personal needs—some at no cost and for others, the cost is shared by Melara Enterprises and employees.

Perks and Benefits for Full-time employees:
Work Environment:

Melara Enterprises is a multimedia company that publishes 225 Magazine, inRegister, Baton Rouge Business Report, 10/12 Industry Report and a host of other specialty publications, websites and e-newsletters. We also provide custom creative solutions for clients through Studio E and leadership training for rising leaders through our Business Report Executive Leadership Academy.  

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a national award-winning institution, a strong regional brand, and an organization with a rich history of excellence and community service. Career opportunities with us mean working hard to achieve our mission in a collaborative and inclusive culture, but also having fun together. We have a talented team with diverse people, ideas, interests, and skills. We embolden entrepreneurial spirit and we reward excellence and achievement.

Melara Enterprises provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Physical requirements:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods, stand, walk, use hands and arms, talk, hear, and view a computer monitor for extended periods. Lifting up to 30+lbs occurs occasionally.

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