We’re looking for a full-time reporter to join the Business Record newsroom! Interested or know someone who might be? Applications are now open. Have any questions about the position? Contact me at emilybarske@bpcdm.com.

Position description
The Business Record seeks a reporter with an interest in and understanding of community journalism. While all staff writers contribute reporting on a wide variety of topics, this role will focus on primary beat areas that include: technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and human resources.

In this role, the reporter will explain how technology, small business, education and HR trends are affecting businesses new and long-standing in Greater Des Moines and across Iowa. The right candidate will join a staff of senior reporters to assist with the Business Record’s coverage of local business leaders. The Business Record strives to help businesses do business better by keeping them on the forefront of business trends while also presenting social issues through a business lens.

The position requires a strong writer who can develop relationships in their beat areas. Assignments will include a variety of quick-turnaround daily news reporting, long-term in-depth reporting, covering and moderating live panel events, and special project work. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources and independently managing story schedules as Business Record reporters are given a great deal of freedom to generate the majority of their own story ideas.

The reporter will conduct original reporting to create the weekly innovationIOWA e-newsletter, lead reporting on the annual innovationIOWA magazine and produce regular content across all Business Record products. As part of a strong and growing company supporting a strong and growing community, this person should be nimble to adapt to new initiatives on a regular basis.

Recent journalism grads to seasoned veterans will be considered for this position. Learn more