Posted: 6/27/19
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Business and Real Estate Reporter

The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun/McClatchy
Raleigh, North Carolina

The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The (Durham) Herald-Sun in North Carolina are looking for a smart, energetic reporter who has an abiding interest in business and real estate news.

The reporter will research and write daily stories along with deeper projects that examine the impact of business and real estate growth and expansion in our fast-growing region. The reporter will cover people, companies, key issues and trends in the business and real estate communities. Because we’re in the capital city of North Carolina, the reporter also will have an eye on the intersection of business, real estate and politics.

This is a great opportunity for a newer reporter, but is not an entry-level position. Candidates must have at least a year’s experience covering business and/or real estate. Candidates must have a college degree, preferably in business, journalism or communications. A previous newsroom internship covering business and/or real estate is a plus.

The ideal candidate’s key attributes include:

Strict ethics and dedication to high-quality journalism

Ability to organize and prioritize work

Fast, but accurate

Excellent self-editing skills

Keen instincts in pursuing stories that will resonate with readers

Solid understanding of audience engagement, metrics and SEO

Experience using social media both as a reporting and an engagement tool

A collaborative personality and a track record of working well with editors as well as working independently

True curiosity about the topics covered in this position

Experience building sources

An aptitude to learn technical skills inside the newsroom such as content management systems and other tools

Key duties include:

Finding, prioritizing and writing the most significant and the most interesting business and real estate stories of the day

Obtaining public records and, when needed, filing public records requests expertly and efficiently

Shooting photos and videos when needed

Distributing work through social media platforms

Supplying SEO keywords, headlines and other strategies to boost distribution of each story

Meeting audience and reporting goals.

To Apply:

Deadline July 15, 2019. Apply here:

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