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Real Estate News seeks a senior reporter (director, news reporting)

March 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This is a rare chance to join a news site founded by one of the real estate industry’s most respected leaders, Stefan Swanepoel. is an authentic and impartial news source, committed to providing a compelling and curated daily news report. Though our team works remotely, we’ve created a collaborative environment where we take our jobs seriously, but find the fun along the way.

About the role:

The Senior Reporter (Director, News Reporting) is a great storyteller who uses their expertise to deliver engaging and journalistically sound stories in a fast-paced B2B news environment focused on the business of residential real estate. This means leveraging their skills in developing sources, conducting interviews and digging into data to find compelling and exclusive angles that earn attention in a busy world.

The person in this role will distill complex information into accurate, actionable stories for our audience of agents, brokerage leaders, executives and others whose business is built on buying and selling homes. The senior reporter is a content athlete who can write in any format and think beyond words to identify multimedia opportunities. They have an unshakable commitment to accuracy, objectivity and earning trust, and they are comfortable taking direction from the editorial team. They act as a mentor to others, providing clarity, leadership and vision.

In this role you will:

  • Craft compelling business news stories with distinctive angles
  • Develop and manage relationships with real estate industry leaders, inspiring mutual respect and source-driven exclusive content
  • Deliver quick-turn work as well as enterprise stories that can require more time to develop
  • In collaboration with the news director, shape editorial plans that ensure a regular flow of content
  • Work with designers and other creative collaborators to produce remarkable results
  • Proactively identify, track and monitor key dates/coverage opportunities
  • Use insights and other data to develop a rich understanding of the B2B industry audience and content that is most likely to attract and engage them
  • Exercise news judgment to make sound decisions
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and incorporate new ideas into content
  • Deliver clean copy with minimal need for edits
  • Update content as necessary
  • Help drive process improvements to deliver timely content at scale

Who you are and what you bring:

  • BA/BS in communications, journalism or equivalent experience
  • At least 8 years of experience reporting and writing about business, ideally with a real estate focus
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding journalistic results — uncovering stories that make a difference
  • Proactive energy, grit and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment
  • Effective communication across all levels — from individual contributors to executives
  • Strong attention to detail and experience delivering results with multiple projects on deadline
  • Curiosity and a desire to think big and help shape the future
  • Proficient in AP style

Interested? Please send your resume, cover letter and examples of your best work to SVP, News, Stephanie Reid-Simons (

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