Newsday seeks a reporter to cover commercial real estate

May 3, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

This Newsday reporter will cover Long Island’s commercial real estate market and the region’s evolving cannabis industry as well as general assignment business topics. The successful candidate will spot trends, develop enterprise stories and cover breaking news by cultivating diverse sources to help build a diverse audience.

The reporter will work closely with editors to monitor metrics and apply data to inform coverage as we serve our loyal readers, seek new subscribers and strive to better understand key audiences and topics. The beat calls for handling breaking news while producing daily and weekend enterprise. The reporter must be able to juggle multiple stories on tight deadlines.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Possess excellent writing, reporting and news-gathering skills, including source cultivation.
  • Find enterprise stories that address trends and topics that matter to our readers.
  • Use social media to find sources and stories to supplement our reporting and to communicate about key topic areas.
  • Develop skills and collaborate with other teams, including NewsdayTV, to incorporate alternative storytelling and visual storytelling.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

  • 3-plus years of reporting experience; business reporting experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to break news, file quickly and accurately for all our platforms, meet tight deadlines, juggle more than one story at a time, cultivate sources, understand the importance of data-driven reporting and produce high-profile enterprise stories.
  • A self-starter who can bring a creative approach to covering the news.
  • Comfortable and proficient using social media, smartphone photo and video and other media platforms to report and tell stories.
  • Ability to write in an engaging manner is essential.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and build a rapport with others.
  • Ability to find fresh story angles and write concise, lively copy in keeping with Newsday’s tone and format.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.


  • The hourly base rate range for this role is $31.89 – $52.32, commensurate with experience.
  • This position is represented by the Graphics Communication Conference, PPPWU.

To apply, go here.

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