Business Publications Corporation (BPC), an award-winning media and communications company, is seeking a full-time journalist to cover business news in Greater Des Moines for the Business Record, our flagship division. The right candidate will join our experienced staff to lead the Business Record’s coverage of the people, issues and trends affecting the business community as the region continues to grow and transform. This reporter’s primary focuses will include real estate, development and local government; the role will also encompass producing a variety of business stories.
The position requires a strong writer who can develop a beat and write in-depth analysis pieces on a variety of business topics for our weekly print edition, website, e-newsletters and specialty magazines. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources on their beats and managing their story schedules.
This person is also given freedom to generate a majority of their own story ideas. The ideal candidate must also be able to report and write daily business news items quickly and efficiently for our website and be able to keep a daily pulse on the community.
Previous business writing experience is a plus; however, it is not a requirement. The candidate must have a solid foundation in AP style, the principles of journalism and have a desire to represent the Business Record at a large number of community events and network with the community both in person, virtually and via social media. In addition, this person must have comfort leading panel discussions in front of an audience.
Basic photography skills, video production experience and the ability to help our organization move forward in the digital world are major pluses, but not required.
Management experience, project management and editing skills are not required, but the role has the flexibility to be adapted to utilize skills of this nature.
A passion for the Des Moines and Iowa, and a desire to tell the story of our communities is a priority.
Please include a cover letter with your resume when applying.