CoStar seeks staff writers in six cities

February 28, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Real estate news service CoStar News is seeking staff writers in Washington, Denver, Philadelphia, Miami, Phoenix and Boston.

As a CoStar staff writer, you will anchor coverage of commercial real estate in your market, alerting readers to the news that is shaping the places we work, live and play. This is a time of tremendous change in the industry, as the pandemic has upended traditional notions of how properties are used. We are seeking well-organized, entrepreneurial self-starters who can regularly deliver scoops and enterprise about the people, properties and trends that animate the real estate world. We have a strong preference for staff writers experienced in real estate or business topics who can help readers understand how the commercial real estate industry is changing and where its future lies. You’ll have an opportunity to put your stamp on coverage that reaches our national and international audience.

CoStar News is the go-to source for commercial real estate industry news, delivering timely stories that help our readers stay informed. We publish breaking news and analysis of the latest deals, major transactions, and promotions across numerous markets worldwide. The team is made up of journalists from outlets including The Washington Post, Bloomberg and the Chicago Tribune.

The news division provides independent, impartial coverage that applies the highest journalistic standards and ethics to its work. The news team has been recognized with regional and national awards for its journalism. As part of a subscription-based business, our newsroom also offers the financial stability desired by many journalism professionals while still providing a fast-paced breaking news environment.

The news coverage is available to subscribers of CoStar Group, the world’s leading provider of information and marketing solutions for the commercial real estate industry. CoStar Group continues to win global recognition, including as a Forbes most innovative company (2017) and as one of Fortune’s fastest-growing companies (2020). CoStar is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, with a market value of more than US$30 billion, alongside other notable names such as Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet and Apple.


  • Demonstrate an ability to break news and produce engaging features and trend stories for an audience of commercial real estate professionals
  • Cultivate and manage a bench of knowledgeable sources and expert contributors
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of current affairs and commercial real estate news by reading key publications, looking for opportunities to help CoStar stand apart
  • Follow generally accepted journalism ethics and standards to report the facts, including a commitment to truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality
  • Use readership and social media data to gain a better understanding of the news our readers are most interested in to help shape future coverage
  • Follow generally accepted journalism ethics and standards to report the facts, including a commitment to truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality


  • Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, communications, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience reporting and writing for a daily business journal or publication
  • 1+ year of experience reporting and writing within the commercial real estate or property markets
  • Candidates are required to submit portfolio of work supporting above listed experience


  • Results oriented with a proven ability to prioritize, drive and achieve results while working to deadlines under pressure
  • Comfort with digital media, with a creative flair for images and other visual content to accompany reports
  • Proven ability to uncover breaking news
  • Solid web headline and story writing skills, with a command of AP Style and a knowledge of SEO and social media best practices
  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated interest in the commercial real estate industry

To apply, go here.

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