Tech Reporter

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Job Description

The real estate community around the world turns to Inman first for accurate, innovative and timely coverage of the most important news and information. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage and forward-thinking events, Inman is the industry’s leading resource for professionals.

We’re looking for a hardworking, ambitious, and quick-witted reporter with an interest in technology to join our national editorial team, writing daily articles and longer-term features.

This position will specifically be focused on covering the transformative technologies affecting the real estate industry—including everything from mobile apps and software to virtual reality, augmented reality, cryptocurrency, drones, online payment providers, livestreaming, the internet, big data, personalization, artificial intelligence, and more. This beat encompasses both consumer and enterprise tech.

We don’t want someone to cover tech uncritically—the ideal candidate recognizes both the potential of new tech and its pitfalls, is enthusiastic about it, and also willing to ask trenchant questions about who is helped or hurt by new advances and how they’re changing the real estate industry and our physical world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Report and write 7-12 original stories weekly on new developments affecting real estate technology, including a mix of breaking news, voicey blogging, and in-depth, investigative articles
  • Cultivate reliable sources in the real estate and technology industries that can provide exclusive reporting opportunities and unique perspectives
  • Collaborate with other members of the editorial team (reporters, editors, and designers) on comprehensive reports and features
  • Occasionally appear on other media outlets (radio, TV) to speak about real estate tech issues

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • 3+ years experience as a reporter in real estate, technology, or general news
  • A sample of published clips of varying lengths and reporting styles, including material evidencing wit and attitude
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to pick up the phone and ask people tough questions; to interview sources in person; cover live events; and generally go offline and report out in the real world
  • Digital savvy, including lots of experience using web publishing platforms and content management systems, social media, multimedia software, and smartphone apps
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Timeliness—can finish projects on deadline and be prompt for meetings and phone calls
  • Strong organizational and personal time-management skills, self-starting
  • Critical thinking, inquisitive, and dogged—willing to reach out to multiple sources multiple times for comment, even in adversarial situations
  • Superb networking, teamwork, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Cool under pressure

Inman is an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive workplace environment. This is a full-time, remote position. Our company is 100% distributed so we are seeking candidates from anywhere in the U.S.

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