American City Business Journals is looking for a competitive, driven reporter to help launch a business journal in Richmond, Va., later this year. This reporter will cover commercial real estate and economic development in one of the most dynamic business communities in the Northeast. The commercial real estate/ecodevo beat is the essence of high-level reporting. It requires building — and working — strong source networks, to uncover deals before anyone else and report both the dollar value and the broad impact of new projects, new employers and new players. We need someone who is driven to do the hard work of digging up scoops, and is intrigued by the challenge of putting together the pieces of news to present a larger picture of the forces shaping our community. From expansions, relocations and other deals, to coverage of important real estate events, trends and executives, a good Business Journal reporter is editor of his or her own beat coverage, and is easily able to assess what merits a story, an in-depth investigation or just a brief.