Austin Business Journal seeks real estate reporter
The Austin Business Journal seeks a reporter to cover real estate in one of the hottest markets in the country.
Candidates must be able to blend traditional journalism skills — source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess and scoop-driven reporting – with online and social media know-how. Reporters don’t just turn in copy; thought must be given to multimedia options such as videos or slideshows.
This beat focuses equally on commercial and residential real estate, and also tackles big-picture issues such as affordability. ABJ reporters are expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence to savvy readers not just to inform them, but connect them with decision-makers and also educate them on the strategies that work — or don’t work. A focus on the people behind the deals is essential.
ABJ reporters are expected to contribute short-form and long-form stories for the website and weekly paper. Here, reporters are encouraged to own their beat and dictate day-to-day coverage. To bring in source-driven scoops, reporters are expected to be vigilant networkers and relationship managers. Our best stories come from people not press releases. Scoops matter — a lot — and on top of that, readers demand to not only know what is happening, but why and how. You break hard news that sometimes sources don’t want brought to light but you never burn bridges.
At least three years of journalism experience desired. Track record of building, maintaining and engaging a high-level audience in person, in print and online; social media mavens held in high regard. A knowledge of the real estate sector is a plus.
To apply, send your clips, resume and cover letter to editor Colin Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.