The Real Deal seeks a San Francisco bureau chief

December 23, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Real Deal is looking for a journalist with strong reporting and writing skills along with experience or a well-founded desire to grow as a leader and manager in the role of bureau chief for our operations in the Bay Area.

The ideal candidate will be ready to guide a team of several fellow journalists while taking on limited but crucial reporting and writing duties.

Candidates must have an interest in covering the real estate industry as a key segment of business and the overall economy, with attention to how it intersects with politics, finance, law, entertainment and other areas of the commercial world.

The ability to break news is a must, as is the ability to cultivate sources, pitch story ideas

and write clean copy on deadline. Experience in business journalism is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct, coordinate and edit daily coverage and copy, working under the umbrella of the organization’s standards and in collaboration with colleagues in New York, South Florida, Texas, Chicago and Southern California.
  • Contribute several hard-news articles per week, with occasionally longer features for the web or monthly print magazine.
  • Occasionally contribute or collaborate on special reporting projects, typically investigative work or deeply researched features

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated writing, interviewing and reporting and editing skills; ability to produce clean, well-organized and accurate copy on deadline, ranging from breaking news to long-form features and investigations
  • Ability to write with voice and authority
  • Capacity to develop expertise and a robust array of sources in one or more of TRD’s coverage areas, such as residential brokerage and home sales, commercial real estate (office, retail, industrial, development), politics and policy, and technology
  • Ability to obtain and analyze information from databases, property records, financial reports,
  • social media and other sources to identify and enhance stories about the real estate industry
  • Understanding of and adherence to journalistic standards, ethics and protocol
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Team player; willingness to collaborate with colleagues; familiarity with newsroom culture
  • Business writing experience is preferred
  • Ability to do on-camera interviews, host TRD videos and moderate live events is a plus

To apply, go here.

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