Dallas Biz Journal seeks a real estate reporter

August 22, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

North Texas is one of the nation’s most dynamic real estate markets, boasting dozens of central business districts and rings of surging suburbs that are now creating their own development orbits. Commercial and residential development continues to swell as companies, and people flood the Lone Star State from the coasts and Midwest. As a result, prosperous exurbs are beginning to form fast around Dallas-Fort Worth, which boasts an annual GDP of nearly $621 billion.

Covering real estate and growth in North Texas requires digging through filings, relentlessly developing sources, and managing relationships with high-level executives and officials in these fast-growing communities.

Reporting to our Real Estate Editor, you’ll break news daily as part of our five-person team that covers North Texas economic development and real estate full-time. You also will have time to dedicate to long form and investigative journalism, as the Business Journal doesn’t rely exclusively on transactional reporting. Our readers want the story behind someone’s success, what they’ve learned and what lies ahead.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits package, plus the opportunity to advance your career. We employ a hybrid setup that includes two work-from-home days selected by the employee. And, unlike other newspapers in Dallas-Fort Worth, the Business Journal doesn’t charge our journalists monthly fees to park at our brand-new office in Uptown.

Let’s talk if you have the enthusiasm, drive, and talent to join and learn from our veteran reporting and editing staff. Recent graduates with business news internships are encouraged to apply. Your application should include your resume, best clips and a cover letter explaining why you’re enthusiastic about the opportunity.


  • 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 readers what happened, but why and how
  • As part of our real estate team, produce the area’s most comprehensive daily report

Skills & experience

  • 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 an 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 that don’t always understand how developers and financiers truly operate in North Texas
  • Data reporting skills are desirable, although not required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

To apply: https://bit.ly/3QZWHXp

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