Finance & Commerce seeks commercial real estate reporter
Finance & Commerce, a daily newspaper focused on covering real estate, construction and development in the Twin Cities and Minnesota, has an opening for a commercial real estate reporter.
The ideal candidate relishes being the first to break news in a highly competitive media market and turning spot news for both print and finance-commerce.com. The ideal candidate would also enjoy digging into public records, databases and agendas to find stories about the latest real estate sales, trends and development proposals.
We’re looking for a persistent reporter who asks tough questions but is respectful and professional in the process. Our audience includes professionals in real estate and development, construction, finance, economic development and business, regional planning, and transportation and transit.
The candidate needs to be able to detect trends and patterns and make sense of them for our audience. Attention to detail and ease with statistics are important for the reporter covering this beat.
Other requirements: Skepticism; curiosity; a body of published work that shows an ability to engage, explain and enlighten readers; demonstrated ability to break news; experience in highly productive newsrooms, and experience working under intense deadline pressure.
Desired: Journalism education; experience working with public records; experience with spreadsheets; and some knowledge of commercial real estate, development and city government.
Workplace: Monday-Friday daytime schedule. Our office is in downtown Minneapolis. BridgeTower Media, the parent company of Finance & Commerce, offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) match; all major holidays off; paid vacation; personal days; sick pay; free parking or a bus pass.
To apply, send a cover letter that explains why you are the best person for this job, a resume and five work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.