Date Posted December 26, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


We are seeking a full-time journalist to cover economic development in Greater Des Moines. The right candidate will join our experienced staff to lead the Business Record’s coverage of the people, issues and trends affecting the business community as the region continues to grow and transform.

The position requires a strong writer who can develop a beat and write in-depth analysis pieces on a variety of business topics for our weekly print edition, website, enewsletters and specialty magazines. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources on his/her beats and managing his/her story schedules. 

This person is also given freedom to generate a majority of his/her own story ideas. This person must also be able to report and write daily business news items quickly and efficiently for our website and be able to keep a daily pulse on the community.

Previous business writing experience is a plus, however, it is not a requirement. The candidate must also have a solid foundation in AP style, the principles of journalism and have a desire to represent the Business Record at a large number of community events and network with the community both in person and via social media.

In addition, this person must have comfort leading panel discussions in front of a live audience.

Basic photography skills, video production experience and the ability to help our organization move forward in the digital world are major pluses, but not required.

Management experience, project management and editing skills are not required, but the role has the flexibility to be adapted to utilize skills of this nature.


How to Apply:

Go to to fill out an application and additional materials (Cover Letter, Resume, 3-5 writing samples


- Four weeks paid time off, with increases over time.
- Flexible work hour arrangements.
- Profit sharing.
- Free downtown parking.
- Group life, short-term and long-term disability coverage
- Group medical insurance
- Group dental insurance
- 401(k) plan access w/ company match

Contact Business Record Publisher and Executive Editor Chris Conetzkey (
About Business Publications Corporation:
Business Publications, Central Iowa's largest publisher of niche products, was established in 1983 by Connie Wimer. The company's flagship publications -- the Business Record and dsm magazine -- were launched in 1983 and 2003, respectively.
These award-winning publications reach Greater Des Moines' two most influential audiences - top area business owners and decision-makers and the highest demographic consumers with luxury lifestyles. Its many popular events for the business community and social sophisticates are well-attended by the leaders in both.

Business Publications also produces niche and custom content products throughout Central Iowa, including the CVB’s official visitors guide, “Catch Des Moines”; economic development guides for area communities and chambers of commerce; the Book of Lists; the Business Record Daily e-newsletter; the weekly Lift Iowa e-newsletter focusing on women’s issues in business and politics; INclusion diversity guide; Commercial Real Estate Guide; InnovationIOWA; and more.