Des Moines Business Record, Des Moines, Iowa

Date PostedNovember 14, 2017
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing, Technology Sector
Job StatusFull-time

The Business Record seeks a reporter with an interest in and understanding of community journalism and an ability to explain how technology and innovation are affecting businesses new and long-standing in Greater Des Moines and in Iowa. The right candidate will join a staff of senior reporters to assist the Record’s coverage of local business leaders. The Business Record strives to help businesses stay informed on the leading industries, issues and trends. 

The position requires a strong writer who can develop a beat and write in-depth stories on innovation, technology and other business topics for multiple platforms. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources and managing his/her story schedules. This person is also given a great deal of freedom to generate a majority of his/her own story ideas. This person must also be able to report and write daily business news items quickly and efficiently for our website and develop sources on his/her beats.

Previous business writing experience is a plus; however, it is not a requirement.

The candidate must also have a solid foundation in writing, AP style and the principles of journalism, as well as having the ability to interact and network with the community both in person and via social media.

Basic photography skills, video production experience and the ability to help our organization move forward in the online world are major pluses.
Recent journalism grads to seasoned veterans will be considered for this position.
Applicants should submit the following to editor Suzanne Behnke (
- Resume
- Cover letter
- 3-5 clips of published work
About Business Publications Corporation:
Business Publications, Central Iowa's largest publisher of niche products, was established in 1983 by Connie Wimer. The company's flagship publications -- the Business Record and dsm magazine -- were launched in 1983 and 2003, respectively.
These award-winning publications reach Greater Des Moines' two most influential audiences - top area business owners and decision-makers and the highest demographic consumers with luxury lifestyles. Its many popular events for the business community and social sophisticates are well-attended by the leaders in both.

Business Publications also produces niche and custom content products throughout Central Iowa, including the CVB’s official visitors guide, “Catch Des Moines”; economic development guides for area communities and chambers of commerce; the Book of Lists; the Business Record Daily e-newsletter; the weekly Lift Iowa e-newsletter focusing on women’s issues in business and politics; INclusion diversity guide; Commercial Real Estate Guide; InnovationIOWA; and more.

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