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Portland Biz Journal seeks commercial real estate reporter

September 5, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The Portland Business Journal is seeking a high-energy, social-media savvy journalist to join our dynamic newsroom and cover the commercial real estate beat.

This position requires someone who can source constantly, chase and break big stories, and push out news through multiple platforms. This reporter will be responsible for a daily digital real estate newsletter, a weekly reporter page in the print edition, occasional cover stories and other print content as needed.

This person must have a strong desire to own the real estate beat in Portland, be a skillful relationship-builder and use social media to source stories and drive conversations in the real estate community. It is a demanding job, but for a 21st-century journalist that is passionate, curious and collaborative, it will be highly rewarding.

Required skills:

Proven ability in reporting and writing
Ability to work collaboratively and across multiple platforms.
Ability to break news and identify newsworthy events and sources
Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills
Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience
Competitive, collaborative, curious
Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors

Experience: Minimum of four years of journalism experience; proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; knowledge of business and/or business community a plus. Experience with using social media required.

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.

Email a resume and at least a half-dozen clips to Suzanne Stevens, Editor, Portland Business Journal, Please put “CRE job applicant” in the subject line.

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