The Editor-In-Chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal


Puget Sound Business Journal is a Seattle-based affiliate of American City Business Journals, reaching more than 100,000 upscale business decision-makers weekly. Reporters must possess impeccable news judgment and scoop-driven reporting skills.

Method Homes of Seattle is one of Washington State’s fastest-growing companies; revenue has seen an incredible 784 percent surge over two years.

Job Openings

The Puget Sound Business Journal seeks an Editor-in-Chief (EIC) to lead its highly talented news team in one of the country’s most dynamic and fast-paced business communities. This top-level leadership position requires building and using strong source networks, uncovering deals before they occur, and reporting their dollar value and broad impact in our region.

The Business Journal is a weekly magazine covering local business people, issues, and events in its region. Each issue of The Business Journal reaches 100,000 upscale business decision-makers weekly, published by American City Business Journals, one of the leading publishers of metropolitan business newsweeklies in America.

Puget Sound Business Journal is searching for an experienced reporter to cover real estate and economic development in Tacoma/South Sound, one of the fastest-growing areas of Washington state and nation. This beat requires advanced reporting skills – establishing strong source networks, applying impeccable news judgment, interviewing proficiently, and breaking stories that provide scoops-driven coverage.

The Business Journal seeks a reporter to chronicle the growth and success of some of the region’s best companies – from tech and healthcare firms, small businesses, biotech, hospitality, and real estate – across various industry verticals. This beat requires being able to engage readers across both print and digital platforms.

Job Descriptions

The Puget Sound Business Journal is the Seattle affiliate of American City Business Journals, the country’s leading publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies. With in-depth reporting covering technologies, healthcare, biotech, hospitality, real estate, small businesses, and their associated industries, this journal serves as essential intelligence on upcoming decisions for local entrepreneurs and businesses alike.

Journal seeks a newsroom leader who can effectively manage business and culture for its business journal. Ideal candidates will possess leadership capabilities across both print and digital teams and foster an innovative newsroom dedicated to quality journalism.

Business Journal reporters provide their readers with forward-looking business intelligence while connecting them to those behind deals. This requires strong network-building, scoop-driven reporting, interviewing expertise, breaking hard news that may bring into question sources’ motivations or relationships, and understanding the economics underlying a company.

Successful candidates will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and be capable of leading a team of journalists across multiple platforms. Working closely with the Business Director and other departments, they should be able to identify new opportunities to expand the journal’s audience and brand while developing, hosting, and moderating high-level panels on relevant business issues.

Limeade, an employee wellness company, recently took home top honors at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Places to Work awards for 2015. Limeade credits their success to their culture of continuous improvement as the reason behind their win.


Business Journal reporters require an exceptional blend of skills. They must combine traditional journalism skills such as source building, sharp news judgment, and interviewing expertise with digital and social media savvy – not to mention an understanding of providing forward-looking business intelligence to readers while connecting them to decision-makers.

Business Journal reporters cover many subjects, from local real estate and economic development projects to high-profile business transactions involving high-powered individuals. Their reporting requires creating and working strong source networks, uncovering deals before others do and documenting not only their dollar value but also any more significant impact on communities they will affect on.

The Puget Sound Business Journal is an American City Business Journals publication covering Seattle’s most successful people, companies, and deals every Friday. This upscale audience of influential business leaders enjoys reading this publication every Friday. Puget Sound Business Journal is the largest and most-read regional business newspaper in Washington State. Other American City Business Journal publications within its American City Family are Bay Area, Orange County, and South Florida Business Journals; as an equal opportunity employer, it also employs them. The Company evaluates applications without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under the applicable city, state, or federal law.


Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ), located in Seattle and affiliated with American City Business Journals – one of the nation’s premier metropolitan business newsweeklies – has been published since 1991 and boasts extensive local reporting of successful people, companies, and transactions as well as hosting monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives from its region. PSBJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer since over 25 years have passed!

Edward Leonard II, MD of Overlake, is one of the inaugural recipients of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes award. He was recognized for his tireless work during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing accurate information to patients and communities and leading Overlake’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts (DEI).

The Puget Sound Business Journal, the Seattle area’s premier weekly business periodical, features breaking local news stories and industry rankings that reach 100,000 upscale business decision-makers every Friday. Available both for sale on newsstands as well as subscription packages.

Fox Rothschild LLP attorney Maya Yamazaki was honored with selection into the 2020 Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, celebrating those making significant impacts within their organization, industry, or community. Maya works in media law as a partner at Fox Rothschild’s Tech Transactions Practice; her specialization lies within licensing and content acquisition contracts involving top technology brands and artists such as Eminem.

South Sound commercial real estate market is experiencing rapid expansion. However, it remains too early to gauge whether there will be enough demand to support a surge of new construction projects. At a recent Business Journal event, experts discussed trends fueling its rapid development.