Chicago Tribune seeks a general assignment business reporter

September 21, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Chicago Tribune is hiring a general assignment reporter to break news and provide insightful enterprise coverage on business topics in Chicago, with a special focus on housing equity and residential real estate.

While the focus of this position will be on residential real estate, the successful candidate will be part of a team of reporters responsible for our business coverage and should expect to handle breaking news across industries on any given day. Reporters on this team typically write multiple stories a week, while chipping away at larger enterprise stories.

Candidates should be highly self-motivated with a keen sense of urgency and desire to beat the competition. They must be able to develop sources and write quickly and clearly with a commitment to accuracy that is beyond reproach. The successful candidate will work closely with editors on developing stories and improving copy on tight deadlines. The best stories come through collaboration.

Prior news reporting experience is required, preferably covering housing and real estate. The ability to cover residential real estate through an equity lens is preferred. Familiarity with traffic metrics and SEO is also desired.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and links to your best work to newsroomjobs@chicagotribune.com. Please put GA Reporter/Business in the subject line.

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