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Portland Business Journal

Portland, Oregon (United States)


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Commercial real estate and economic development reporter

Job ID: 57658
Job Views: 783
Location: portland, Oregon, United States
Postal Code: 97204
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 10.23.2019

Job Description

Job title: Commercial real estate and economic development reporter
Duties: The Portland Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover commercial real estate and economic development. The position provides a unique opportunity to report and write both daily news stories and long-form pieces that can take weeks or even months to complete.
Readers rely on the PBJ for daily transactional news on new real estate developments, acquisitions and CRE trends that impact their jobs and drive the regional economy.
They also rely on the PBJ for investigative reporting. As such, this reporter will use public documents, data and deep sourcing to shine a light on important topics such as the use of taxpayer dollars to fund development projects, the use of state and city economic development incentives, and regulatory efforts to help address Portland’s housing crisis.  
Scoops and enterprise reporting matter. Tenacity is a must.
This reporter will also write, compile and publish stories for a twice-weekly real estate email newsletter.

Job Requirements

Ability to report and write stories under daily deadline pressure
Ability to report and write long-form, enterprise stories
Ability to break news
Ability to use data to drive reporting and uncover news
Ability to use public documents to drive reporting and uncover news
Ability to use social media to inform reporting, find sources and drive conversations
Strong analytical and investigative skills
Competitive, collaborative, curious  

Three years of newsroom experience preferred. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and three clips to Editor Suzanne Stevens,
Deadline: Nov. 8

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