Commercial Real Estate Reporter

New York Business Journal

New York, New York

Date Posted May 09, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Business/Technology
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The New York Business Journal is looking for a top-notch reporter to cover commercial real estate and economic development. The commercial real estate beat is the essence of high-level reporting. It requires building — and working — strong source networks to uncover deals before anyone else and report both the dollar value and the broad impact of new projects, new employers and new players.
We need someone who is driven to do the hard work of digging up scoops and is intrigued by the challenge of putting together the pieces of news to present a larger picture of the forces shaping our community. From expansions, relocations and other deals, to coverage of important real estate events, trends and executives, a good New York Business Journal reporter is editor of his or her own beat coverage and is easily able to assess what merits a story, an in-depth investigation or just a brief.
Candidates must be able to blend traditional journalism skills — source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess and scoops-driven reporting — with digital and social media know-how. Reporters don't just turn in copy; they must think more broadly about multimedia options, such as videos and galleries.
New York Business Journal reporters are expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence to savvy readers, not just to inform them, but also to connect them with decision-makers and educate them on the strategies that work — or don't. A focus on the people behind the deals is essential.

Job Responsibilities
    •    Report and write short-form and long-form stories.
    •    Own the beat, dictating day-to-day coverage and thriving on digging out source-driven exclusives.
    •    Relentlessly develop sources and manage relationships with high-level executives and other community leaders.
    •    Engage in events hosted by the New York Business Journal, bringing together leaders of the local business community.

Skills & Experience
    •    Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
    •    Desire and ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources.
    •    Strong analytical and investigative-interviewing skills.
    •    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    •    Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people — virtually, via phone and in-person.
    •    A clear drive to develop sources and build audience.
    •    Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.
    •    Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the New York Business Journal.
    •    Multimedia skills — including video, photos, broadcast and on-camera — helpful.

Additional Job Information
As part of American City Business Journals, a profitable and growing news and information company we offer superior benefits and professional opportunities. ACBJ is proud of its exceptional benefits, including health, dental, vision, mental health and wellness support programs. In addition, we offer a generous time-off policy and paid parental leave in support of employees taking the time needed to relax and recharge. Here are just a few of our programs: * Fertility Assistance * Paid Parental Leave * 401K Plan * Flexible Spending Accounts * Employee Assistance Program * We value new perspectives on our team, and our tenured and multifaceted group provides mentorship to support development within the organization. Our external and internal training includes focused topics that prepare our team members to take on bigger challenges and continuously develop skills. There are growth opportunities within each of our markets and support for those who want to explore career advancement in other regions or with other departments.