San Francisco Business Times is looking for a top-notch reporter to cover commercial real estate. The real estate beat is the essence of top-level reporting. It requires building — and working — strong source networks to dig out deals before the competition and reporting 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 news and intrigued by the challenge of putting together the pieces of news to present the 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 Times 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. The ideal candidate can marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, he or she produces content that is accompanied by perspective and context for a vibrant audience of business owners, executives and professionals in the region.