Economic Development Reporter

Finance & Commerce, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date Posted September 10, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Finance & Commerce, a Minneapolis-based daily newspaper focused on covering commercial real estate, construction and development, has an opening for an economic development reporter. Our audience includes professionals working in real estate and development, construction, finance, economic development and business, regional planning, and transportation and transit.

The economic development reporter covers everything from job creation and public incentives for businesses and real estate developers to Minnesota's economy, banking conditions, financing, entrepreneurship, and business issues.

This reporter also regularly checks county and city agendas for news that would be of interest to our audience. When the state Legislature is in session, the reporter looks at funding issues and policy, and stories may frequently appear in our sister publication, Minnesota Lawyer.

On any given day, this reporter may interview a high-ranking state official or legislator, an exurb's economic development director or mayor, a real estate developer, a chamber of commerce executive, a banker, a business expert or an entrepreneur. The position also involves digging through lengthy public documents and translating complicated engineering and environmental studies for our audience. The reporter also needs to keep tabs on various meetings involving key agencies. The economic development reporter also backs up Finance & Commerce's commercial real estate reporter.

Skills and Qualifications:

Finance & Commerce is a part of BridgeTower Media. We offer a full range of benefits including health insurance; 401(k) and company match; and vacation, personal days, sick leave and time off for all major holidays. Finance & Commerce's workweek is Monday through Friday.

To apply, please send a cover letter that explains why you are the best person for this job, a resume, and five work samples to Finance & Commerce Editor Joel Schettler at or submit an online application through our website.

BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

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