Full-time reporter for Business Record (Des Moines)


We are seeking a full-time journalist to join our staff at a locally owned business news organization.

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. This person must function with a great deal of autonomy, building sources 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 develop sources on his/her beats.

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 the ability to interact and network with the community both in person and via social media.

Basic photography skills, video production experience and the ability to help our organization move forward in the online world are major pluses.

Recent journalism grads to seasoned veterans will be considered for this position.


Applicants should submit the following to editor Chris Conetzkey at chrisconetzkey@bpcdm.com

  •  Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3-5 clips of published work

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 business 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.