Seattle Times seeks a real estate reporter
The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is looking for an experienced Business Reporter (Real Estate) to join our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom.
In this role, you will cover the residential and commercial real estate beat in a region that’s well-known across the country for its surge in high-rise construction and housing boom. Ideally, you are adept at writing robust, deeply reported stories with a proven ability to utilize digital platforms to reach your audience.
- Develop breaking news stories and insightful enterprise stories.
- Be the go-to resource for information on the Puget Sound region’s home pricing, rents, and projects that reshape our cities and suburbs.
- Seek diversity in coverage.
- Be willing to take leadership of a story or project.
- Using social media not just to promote work but to find sources and story ideas.
- Working collaboratively with various teams at The Seattle Times.
- Experience: At least two years’ experience as a reporter at a daily metro news organization.
- Education: College degree, or equivalent combination of education and/or professional experience.
- The ideal candidate must be skilled at working with data and financial documents; understanding economic concepts and breaking through PR happy talk.
- Develop strong digital storytelling skills.
- Skilled at anticipating events and putting together stories that connect the dots and explain to our readers why these events are important.
- Writing abilities must be sharp and wide-ranging enough to appear regularly on A1, the Business section cover and in other forms online and in print.
- Should possess good digital storytelling skills.
- Familiar with social media and with measuring and interpreting analytics
- Should be comfortable on the other end of the microphone or camera as well, for occasional interviews on news involving the beat.
- Able to travel as needed for assignments.
This position requires union-mandated dues, as well as a drug screen, criminal background check, and personal car insurance (and driver’s license) as conditions of employment on a post-offer basis.
To apply, go here.