Growth & Development Reporter

The Des Moines Register is seeking a growth and development reporter to produce enterprise and watchdog work concerning downtown development, new commercial development across the Des Moines metro, real estate and the housing market.

This reporter is expected to consistently break exclusive news on commercial and residential developments and industry trends. He or she will identify, produce and post growth and development stories, photos and video quickly and accurately across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.

Source development is critical to the beat, including boards of Realtors, state and local housing officials, community planners and homeowner associations. Responsibilities also include tracking legislation and public policy on housing, real estate and development issues.

The growth and development reporter will use live chats, social media, video and other tools to replace or supplement traditional story forms. He or she will use metrics to understand what's resonating with readers and will shape coverage to steadily increase audience. Duties include writing compelling headlines and employing SEO best practices to draw in readers. Database skills are a plus.

This reporter also provides general coverage of other business trends and topics as necessary and handles occasional general assignments.

Candidates should have a college degree and at least two years of professional journalism experience. Please submit clips.

About The Des Moines Register:

Register Media, a Gannett Co., Inc., and member of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is Iowa's prominent media company and a 16-time Pulitzer Prize winner. We reach readers across the state with our daily Des Moines Register editions, our award-winning website and various non-daily publications. We are part of the Gannett Co. an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Register Media is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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