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Charlotte Biz Journal seeks a real estate reporter

May 25, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

The Charlotte Business Journal is looking for a reporter to cover real estate in our fast-growing region.

This beat focuses on deals, projects and trends in Charlotte’s urban core and the areas that are emerging as the core grows outward. Our real estate reporter is expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence. This means getting sources to tell you stuff you’re not supposed to know, mining public documents for hidden gems and using your own powers of observation to figure out what’s really going on. In this job, scoops matter. A lot.

The ideal candidate will be exceptionally good at source building, be intensely competitive, possess sharp news judgment and be able to connect disparate dots.

Reporters in our newsroom break hard stories that sometimes sources don’t want brought to light, but they don’t burn bridges.

• Report and write short and longer-form stories across all platforms
• Own the beat, dictating day-to-day coverage and thriving on digging out source-driven exclusives
• Relentlessly develop sources and manage relationships with high-level executives and other community leaders
• Scoop competitors on every story of any significance, not only telling them what happened, but why and how

• Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
• Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person, on the phone and online
• A clear drive to develop sources and build audience
• Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
• Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the Business Journal from competitors

• 3-5 years reporting in a newsroom
• Track record in the news business of building, maintaining and engaging an audience

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and clips that best show enterprising and scoops reporting to Editor Robert Morris,

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