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Job Description
The Houston Business Journal, a thriving and growing news
organization, is looking for a full-time residential real estate
and education reporter.

As our residential real estate and education reporter, you'll cover
one of the most dynamic and fastest growing industries in Houston.
You'll report on housing trends; what's happening with
master-planned communities, condos, apartments and high-rise luxury
living; and the money behind it all. From the education standpoint,
you'll follow how school ratings affect housing, trends in higher
ed and the growing continuing education sector.

We want a reporter who can break news before it happens and tell
readers what it means. We're looking for strong traditional
journalism skills - source building, sharp interviewing techniques,
strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear
writing, document use - with online and social media know-how.
Whatever the platform, we strive to produce content - original and
curated - that is accompanied by perspective and context.
?Contribute in-depth, timely and relevant news stories daily to
be used across platforms.
?Own the beat audience.
?Own the beat conversation.
?Build source network relentlessly.
?Attend both Business Journal and industry-related events, which
involves the occasional after-hours event.
?Meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement, such as page
views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic and social media
followings and growth.
?Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
?Minimum of 3 years of journalism experience with a proven
ability in reporting and writing; knowledge of local business
community a plus.
?Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content
that differentiates the organization from competitors.
?Ability to break news and identify newsworthy events and
?Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing
?Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person
and online and to develop sources and an audience.
?Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and
prioritize tasks appropriately.
?Experience with using social media to source and promote content a
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.