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Business Observer seeks a commercial real estate reporter

July 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Sick of the daily grind? Us too. But just because we’re a weekly doesn’t mean we’re not always churning out content. Whether it’s for the web or print, the pace is fast, the stories are fun and the pay is competitive here at the Business Observer.

We write intelligent stories for C-suite readers. In addition to providing a daily hit of news online every day, we stretch out a bit in our print edition to explain trends, strategies and how business leaders are finding success in their industry. Our readers turn to us to learn lessons and find out who’s doing what from Tampa to Naples.

We are looking for a commercial real estate writer who can cover the industry along the Gulf Coast from Tampa to Naples (read: prime turf with LOTS of interesting stories). You’ll get to control your schedule, pursue fun projects and write about huge deals — and the fascinating people and companies behind them. This includes posting smaller daily stories as well as writing weekly features where you can expand and dig into what’s going on with our commercial real estate market and its various sectors. You’ll also head up a new commercial real estate e-Newsletter soon to be launched.

We may not be the largest newspaper out there, but we’re serious about what we do and we want to be the best at it. If you feel the same way and are a magazine-style writer who loves business writing and has experience with commercial real estate, we want you.

To apply, send a resume, 3-5 clips and a cover letter to Executive Editor Kat Hughes at No phone calls please.

Job Details:

Full-time, with benefits including health, dental, life and 401k

Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

Basic Duties:

  • Cover commercial real estate beat for CEO readers from Tampa to Naples
  • Post daily quick-hit web items and occasional complementary web stories (blog posts, etc.)
  • Write a mix of features and shorter stories, plus briefs for each week’s print edition
  • Oversee planning and production of weekly commercial real estate e-Newsletter
  • Represent the paper at events and network in the area

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