The Gazette, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a business reporter to join our news reporting team. This reporter won’t be focused on earnings reports, but will instead focus on context-based reporting about business and economic trends in Iowa and within the region. This reporter is able to quickly turn daily stories, but enjoys taking a few steps back and look at the bigger picture. You should be comfortable writing analysis stories and profiles. There are a wide variety of sub-beats ranging from workforce, agribusiness, start-ups and entrepreneurs to commercial and residential real estate and more. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter and idea generator who doesn’t sit back waiting for an editor to make assignments. Your ideas will sew multiple ideas together into deeper contextual stories about how changing demographics impact workforce and the kind of businesses we have, interconnections of the local economy and more. Our ideal candidate will be able to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously. You’ll be eager to get past what and spend more time looking at why. You should be comfortable using a variety of story formats and know that work can appear in the daily newspaper, a variety of magazines and in a variety of digital formats.