Dallas Biz Journal seeks a senior reporter

June 28, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Dallas Business Journal is looking for a senior reporter to cover real estate in one of the most dynamic markets in the country.

This position requires building and maintaining strong source networks to uncover deals before anyone else and the comprehensive impact of new projects. Commercial and residential development continues to swell as companies and people flood the region from the coasts and Midwest. You will help our subscribers understand the developments that impact Dallas County the most and introduce them to its major investors and developers — and how their new projects shape our cities.

Reporting to our Assistant Managing Editor, you’ll break news daily as part of our dedicated real estate team that covers Dallas-Fort Worth economic development. You also will have time to commit to longform and accountability journalism. Our readers want the story behind someone’s success, what they’ve learned and what’s ahead.

You must be a vigilant networker and relationship manager to deliver source-driven scoops. Our best stories come from people, not press releases. You will break news that sources don’t always want to be brought to light. As such, you must be able to determine whether a news item merits a brief, a story, an in-depth investigation — or no coverage at all.

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

When applying, include your resume and a mix of clips demonstrating your knack for breaking news and unearthing trends.

Recent college graduates will not be considered for this vacancy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive exclusive coverage of economic development in Dallas County
  • Report with authority and flair on short and longform stories across all platforms
  • Routinely mine data and public records, as well as file open-record requests, to drive daily scoops and enterprise reporting
  • Deliver scoops on every commercial and residential real estate story of significance
  • Relentlessly develop sources and manage relationships with high-level executives and other community leaders
  • Ignore incremental transactional news that has little value or can be found elsewhere

Skills & Experience

  • Proven excellence in reporting and writing, including analytical and investigative work
  • Four or more years as a business reporter or editor preferred
  • Knowledge of commercial and/or residential real estate a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A clear drive to develop sources and build an audience
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
  • Data reporting skills
  • Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person, on the phone and online

To apply, go here.

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