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Wanted: Smart, ambitious business reporter

Here’s an anomaly: A newspaper that’s growing … and is a fun place to make a difference. 

If you know anything about Florida business, you know that everything revolves around “dirt” — real estate. That’s where the money is. And you know what they say: “Follow the money.”

In this case, we’re looking for someone to follow the development. Specifically, report the news, trends, companies and entrepreneurs in homebuilding and residential real estate in Greater Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.

We have an immediate opening for a smart, ambitious business writer who thrives on breaking news and writing intelligent stories for a sophisticated, influential audience of C-suite business leaders and public policymakers.

To write for our readers, you need to think like them, and you need to know what they care about most. In fact, our in-house motto is this: “What the boss needs to know.” This means a superstar applicant will have experience in business journalism.

What’s in it for you? Opportunity. The opportunity to make a difference in Greater Jacksonville; to work with top-flight editors and writers; to grow professionally and personally; and to be rewarded when you excel. We believe in the idea of a meritocracy. 

If you think you would have fun and find rewarding becoming a leading voice in one of the most important industries in Greater Jacksonville; and if you think you have the right stuff and enthusiasm, then show us. Before applying, do your homework. Visit to learn more about who we are and what we do. If you feel you can write the same kinds of stories with clarity, wit and expertise, prove it in an email that inspires me to schedule a talk.  Accompanying it should be a resume and 3-5 clips of your best work.

Karen Mathis
Jacksonville Daily Record
Jacksonville Record & Observer
[email protected]

No phone calls please. 

Job Details:
Full-time, with benefits including health, dental, life and 401k
Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

Basic Duties:
Cover residential real estate industry and homebuilding; secondarily, general business news and features. Write daily breaking news for and the Jacksonville Daily Record and news features for the weekly Jacksonville Record & Observer. Represent the paper at events and network in the area.

About us
The Jacksonville Daily Record, Jacksonville Record & Observer and are a division of family-owned, Sarasota-based  Observer Media Group, which publishes 11 weekly newspapers across Florida. The Jacksonville Daily Record is 105 years old and the oldest continuous paper in Jacksonville.