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US Office Reporter

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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US Office Reporter


Job Description


CoStar has served as a respected source of news for the fast-paced commercial real estate industry for more than two decades. Our award-winning, industry-focused news informs subscribers and complements CoStar’s role as the industry’s leading source of commercial real estate information and data.

As a member of CoStar’s news team, you will lead our coverage of the office industry. The ideal candidate would take the reader inside the C-suite as corporations rethink their real estate footprints to deal with the increasing prevalence of hybrid work. We are looking for a reporter who can break news on the dynamic US office environment and introduce us to the concepts of the future, all while delivering a stream of lively coverage, expertly tailored for the web, email newsletters, social media and other platforms.

CoStar is rapidly expanding our news team to take our journalism to the next level. This is a great opportunity for an experienced, digitally-oriented journalist to set for standard for a beat that is sure to appeal to our large and growing audience of real estate professionals. Previous reporting experience covering office or real estate is a definite advantage.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrate a command of the office beat, closely following major players and innovators as they reshape the future of work.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with CoStar’s News Team to ensure timely coverage across the many communities that make up our markets.

  • Cultivate and manage a bench of knowledgeable sources and expert contributors.

  • Attend major industry events and plan and manage special event coverage

  • Monitor major industry trends, leaders and companies, including news and social channels, for leads and industry relevance.

  • Follow generally accepted journalism ethics and standards to report the facts, including a commitment to truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality.

  • Use traffic and keyword data to gain a better understanding of the news our readers are most interested in to help shape future news coverage.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 plus years of experience reporting and writing for a daily publication.

  • Experience reporting and writing for a daily publication.

  • A portfolio showcasing your top work.

  • Results oriented with a proven ability to prioritize, drive and achieve results while working to deadlines under pressure.

  • Comfort with digital media, with a creative flair for images and other visual content to accompany reports.

  • Business journalism experience preferred.

  • Proven ability to uncover breaking news.

  • Solid web headline and story writing skills, with a command of AP Style and a knowledge of SEO and social media best practices.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required; ideally in journalism, communications, or a related discipline.

OVERVIEW OF COMPANY

Founded in 1987, we are a NASDAQ listed company with a market cap of over US$30B and sit alongside other notable names such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace; Apartments.com, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

As a technology company, we are the trusted partner for all commercial real estate professionals empowering many of the most well-respected landlords, development companies, brokerage firms, banks, lenders, investors and government agencies with our data products and leading marketplaces. 

We do this by actively researching the commercial real estate markets and providing data, analytics, innovative tools and powerful marketing platforms in the U.S. and Internationally to help our clients transact with one another. CoStar continues to win multiple awards including one of Forbes most innovative companies (2017) and Fortune’s fastest growing companies (2018). Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 6,000 worldwide.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drugs

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plans, with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks.

Become part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

CoStar Group

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