The Des Moines Business Record is seeking a full-time journalist to cover economic development in Greater Des Moines. The right candidate will join our experienced staff to lead the Business Record’s coverage of the people, issues and trends affecting the business community as the region continues to grow and transform.
The position requires a strong writer who can develop a beat and write in-depth analysis pieces on a variety of business topics for our weekly print edition, website, enewsletters and specialty magazines. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources on his/her beats and managing his/her story schedules.
This person is also given freedom to generate a majority of his/her own story ideas. This person must also be able to report and write daily business news items quickly and efficiently for our website and be able to keep a daily pulse on the community.
Previous business writing experience is a plus, however, it is not a requirement. The candidate must also have a solid foundation in AP style, the principles of journalism and have a desire to represent the Business Record at a large number of community events and network with the community both in person and via social media.
In addition, this person must have comfort leading panel discussions in front of a live audience.
Basic photography skills, video production experience and the ability to help our organization move forward in the digital world are major pluses, but not required.
Management experience, project management and editing skills are not required, but the role has the flexibility to be adapted to utilize skills of this nature.
How to Apply:
Go to www.businessrecord.com/hiring to fill out an application and additional materials (Cover Letter, Resume, 3-5 writing samples.