Crain’s Detroit seeks residential real estate reporter
Crain’s Detroit Business is seeking an experienced, creative, highly motivated reporter to cover residential real estate in metro Detroit.
Crain already dominates local commercial real estate coverage and we plan to set the same high bar for this beat. This reporter will focus on all aspects of residential real estate, from apartment construction to executive homes, while building strong sources and using data to track and interpret market trends. This is not a “house of the week” role but one that focuses on major sales, trends and personalities. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ reporting experience, an eye for compelling stories and the ability to juggle breaking news and in-depth enterprise. Applicants should be familiar with, or be willing to learn, how to glean data from the RealComp Multiple Listing Service and other industry tools. Also required: comfort with social media and a drive to stand out in a competitive news environment.
Write breaking news for Crain’s website, and analytical trend and enterprise pieces for the weekly print issue
Shoot photos and video as needed
Participate in Crain’s live & virtual events and advise on events and projects as needed
5 + years of experience in journalism
Skilled at generating story ideas, writing cleanly and coherently, developing sources, breaking news, and working quickly with minimum supervision
Experience writing for all platforms: digital, print, newsletters
Experience writing analytical trend and enterprise pieces as well as breaking news stories
Understanding of financial and business terminology
Ability to travel as needed
Ability to work in newsroom during standard office hours and as needed outside of those hours
Portfolio / examples of recent and relevant work that demonstrates business journalism experience
Experience covering metro Detroit business, real estate and/or economic development
Familiarity with Crain’s Detroit Business coverage and style — what and who we cover
A robust list of business community sources
Experience and/or interest in developing public speaking skills, as our team occasionally participates in panels and events
To apply, go here.