Reporter -- Commercial Real Estate

Austin Business Journal, Austin, Texas

Date Posted October 13, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Austin Business Journal seeks a reporter to cover real estate in one of the hottest markets in the country. This reporter is typically one of the most-read staff writers in the ACBJ chain. Candidates must be able to blend traditional journalism skills — source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess and scoop-driven reporting – with online and social media know-how. Reporters don't just turn in copy; thought must be given to multimedia options such as videos or slideshows. This beat focuses equally on commercial and residential real estate, and also tackles big-picture issues such as affordability. ABJ reporters are expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence to savvy readers not just to inform them, but connect them with decision-makers and also educate them on the strategies that work — or don't work. A focus on the people behind the deals is essential.

ABJ reporters are expected to contribute short-form and long-form stories for the website and weekly paper. Here, reporters are encouraged to own their beat and dictate day-to-day coverage. To bring in source-driven scoops, reporters are expected to be vigilant networkers and relationship managers. Our best stories come from people not press releases. Scoops matter — a lot — and on top of that, readers demand to not only know what is happening, but why and how. You break hard news that sometimes sources don't want brought to light but you never burn bridges.


At least three years of journalism experience desired. Track record of building, maintaining and engaging a high-level audience in person, in print and online; social media mavens held in high regard. A knowledge of the real estate sector is a plus.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and links to clips that best show enterprise and scoops reporting to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development, American City Business Journals,

The Austin Business Journal and its 40+ sister publications are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The Austin Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

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