Real estate reporter in Austin

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Job Description
The Austin Business Journal seeks a reporter to cover real
estate in one of the hottest markets in the country. 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.
Duties
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.
Experience
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.