Kansas City Biz Journal seeks real estate and development reporter
The real estate beat is the essence of top-level reporting. It requires building — and working — strong source networks to dig out deals before the competition and explaining not just the dollar value, but the broad impact, of new projects, new employers and new players.
The Kansas City Business Journal is looking for someone who is driven to do the hard work of unearthing news and intrigued by the challenge of putting together the pieces of news to present the larger picture of the forces shaping our community.
• Assume and broaden a network of expert sources to break stories long before developers break ground on a project.
• Report exclusive stories quickly, accurately, fairly and completely for readers online, in print and via social media.
• Write profiles, features and deep-dive stories to complement breaking-news coverage.
• Work with editors and colleagues to tell stories in words, visuals, graphics and video.
• Take over our Crane Watch feature, which plots the area’s largest development on an interactive map.
• An insatiable curiosity and desire to break news.
• Demonstrated ability to build and use a strong source network.
• Ability to write for various media, ranging from tweets to online stories to long-form projects.
• Ability to thrive as part of a strong team.
• Confidence to participate in, and lead, public discussions of real estate and development issues.
Three to five years of journalism experience, with specific knowledge of business issues and political processes a plus
College degree recommended, but we’re really looking for evidence of intelligence, integrity and communications skills.
To apply, go here.