WSJ seeks two real estate reporters
Emily Nelson, U.S. coverage chief at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement to the staff on Thursday:
We’re expanding our real estate coverage and adding two new reporting positions in New York. It’s an exciting time to be covering housing and the industry, and these jobs offer a chance to be at the center of some of our biggest stories in the U.S.
Real Estate: Housing Reporter, New York
The Wall Street Journal is looking for a reporter to cover the residential real estate market, a high-profile beat and one of great importance to our readers. This reporter will join the beat at an exciting time, when growth in some of the country’s hottest housing markets has cooled, foreign buyers are pulling back, and the new tax law threatens to upend some major housing markets. The successful candidate will have a track record of scoops and an ability to write under deadline pressure. He or she should also have a passion for big ideas and creative storytelling. The reporter must be able to work well with colleagues in New York and other bureaus. She or he should be able to thrive in a variety of formats, including quick analysis of breaking news, chart packages, podcasts, video and in-depth enterprise projects.
Real Estate: Commercial Property Reporter, New York
The Wall Street Journal is seeking a reporter to cover commercial property investing, real estate financing, and how new technologies and startups are upending the industry. The job involves spotting trends and detecting warning signals, while introducing readers to some of the larger-than-life characters who populate the business. The successful candidate should be skilled at breaking news and writing under deadline pressure. She or he should be comfortable crunching numbers and conceptualizing stories. Experience covering real estate or financial markets is strongly preferred, though candidates with a proven track record of scoops and enterprise on a related beat are also encouraged to apply.
Both jobs report to real estate bureau chief Craig Karmin and are part of the U.S. news reporting team. If you’re interested, please let your manager know and reach out to either of us. Please also spread the word.
Emily and Craig