Apr 06, 2023

Property Journalist (Industry)

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

  • Create content that helps people make better decisions along their property journey

  • Experience Hybrid working arrangements in a flexible environment

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne or Sydney

We're REA

REA Group  is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home.

Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two  years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.

Where the Content and Growth team fits in

As a key member of our Content and Growth team, you will experience interesting and challenging work. Our team set the brand vision for our company - what our identity stands for, how we educate the property market through the right data and insights and how best to communicate the stories that matter.

This role works with our in-house news team, our economic and data analytics team, and customer teams to create outstanding property industry editorial, which grows digital content audiences across residential and commercial sites. This role is for an ambitious self-starter that has great ideas combined with the passion, strategy and ability to make them happen.

In the role of Property Journalist (Industry), we need someone that can generate ideas for editorial and data-led content that is not only on point for our brand, but is engaging and resonates with our property-savvy audience.

What the role is all about

  • Deliver compelling property industry journalism across realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au

  • Write editorial with a focus on policy, legislation and taxation issues impacting the housing market

  • Lead coverage on issues including housing affordability, rental market supply, and housing security

  • Profile industry leaders and key decision makers in feature editorial 

  • Lead coverage of the New Homes and Developer industries

  • Build strong relationships with key industry contacts and stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Provide engaging and timely content for weekly/monthly consumer communications

  • Collaborate with Property News Editor to sub-edit and build content from external contributors

  • Maintain a calendar to ensure issues likely to impact the property industry are anticipated

  • Curate content on-site, App, and Apple News channels

  • Upload and manage the delivery of content through our CMS

Who we’re looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in editorial content production.

  • Strong background in news/property reporting

  • Ability to interpret data to tell a compelling story for consumers

  • Demonstrated ability to write consumer-focused content that provides analysis of current market and economic conditions

  • Knowledge of best practice SEO content production 

  • Expertise in CMS (WordPress preferred)

  • Proven ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Understanding of how best to engage online audiences and use the latest technologies to drive traffic

  • Proven ability to build positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer: 

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working - https://rea.to/hybrid-working  

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers 

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity.

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life  

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?