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Company: HousingWire
Position:
Seeking energetic, creative business reporter
Location:
Texas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 14, 2014
Job ID: 1541101

Description:

About Us:

HousingWire has established itself as the nation’s most influential source of news and information covering the multi-trillion dollar U.S. housing and mortgage market, and is read by millions of financial industry professionals each year. Our mission is simple: move the markets we serve forward. An award-wining B2B publication with national reach, the HW media platform offers the mortgage and related services industry with an integrated platform spanning print, digital, live and online events, directories, custom publications, full-service creative support and much more.

HousingWire has won more media awards for journalism and design excellence than any other trade media publication in the mortgage industry during the past five years, and was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2013 recognizing the nation's fastest-growing privately held businesses. Our company is also home to HW Creative, our award-winning in-house creative agency designed to extend HousingWire’s reach in the markets it serves, offering clients a complete start-to-finish media solution -- our agency was named one of the nation's best in 2013 by B2B Magazine.

We are a company of smart, nimble, passionate people who are determined to help a wide range of professionals make sense of an industry undergoing immense change. We represent a rare combination of entrepreneurial drive and visceral mission. We move with speed, purpose, and imagination--often defining paths that others have yet to consider.

Learn more about our company at www.housingwire.com.

Position Summary:

Can you feel it? It’s the heartbeat of the U.S. housing economy—and HousingWire is the only national publication dedicated to covering this critical sector of the economy in its entirety. If you have a passion for finance and business, and are enthusiastic about being part of a fast-paced, flexible group of reporters who thrive on financial news, then you need to consider joining our team.

We’re seeking an energetic, Internet-savvy businessreporter to cover U.S. housing policy, financial markets and related industry topics. We need someone who can develop sources, cover breaking news, and write enterprise stories – even make data tell lively stories. 

Think you're up for the challenge? If so, we’re waiting.

HousingWire offers its employees competitive pay, company-supported health benefits and retirement plans, paid time off, a casual work environment -- and (dare we even say it?) even some daily fun, too.

Responsibilities:

  1. Writes original, enterprise stories for coverage on HousingWire.com each business day
  2. Performs quick rewrites of industry press releases, as needed
  3. Covers breaking news when relevant
  4. Contributes feature content to HW Magazine 
  5. Uncovers new story angles and builds strong sources in the mortgage finance industry
  6. Consistently meets deadlines, while delivering stories that meet HW’s editorial standards
  7. Other duties as may be assigned

Requirements:

  1. BA/BS, preferably in English, Journalism, or Marketing
  2. 2-4 years relevant experience, preferably as a business journalist
  3. A digital citizen: a basic understanding of HTML, as well as an understanding of how to use social media (Twitter, etc.) to build a base and an audience
  4. Ability to deliver outstanding work under deadline pressure
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  6. Best-in-class organizational and follow-up skills
  7. Autonomous worker, a self-starter that can manage multiple projects at once
  8. Competitive nature, a driver who wants to be first with a story
  9. Creative thinker who can find new angles that others haven’t yet thought about
  10. Maintains professional newsroom decorum at all times
  11. Must work well with others and enjoy being part of a team
  12. Familiar with AP Style, and strong command of the English language (equally key: the ability to be snarky when required)
  13. Consistently positive, can-do attitude

Please send your resume and sample clips to jobs@housingwire.com. PLEASE, no phone calls.

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