News Staff Writer - Los Angeles, CoStar News - CA

Los Angeles
21 Dec 2020
21 Jan 2021
Job Type
Full Time


As a CoStar News Staff Writer, you will be responsible for reporting and writing about commercial real estate in the entertainment capital of the world -- Los Angeles.

We are seeking a sure-footed self-starter who can regularly deliver scoops and enterprise about the people, properties and trends that animate the sprawling cultural center and its retail, office, industrial and apartment sectors.

This is a high-profile, lively beat, with lots of competition, so we have a strong preference for a journalist experienced in real estate or business topics who can help readers understand how the city is changing and where its future lies.

As a Staff Writer, you’ll have an opportunity to carve out a beat based on your news judgement and interests, and write stories that reach our international audience.

CoStar News provides independent, impartial coverage that applies the highest journalistic standards and ethics to its work.

The news team has been recognized with regional and national awards for its journalism. With a subscription-based business model, our newsroom offers the financial stability desired by many journalism professionals while still offering a fast paced breaking news environment.

CoStar News is the go-to source for commercial real estate industry news, delivering timely stories that help our readers stay informed.

We publish breaking news and analysis of the latest deals, major transactions, and promotions across numerous markets worldwide. The team is made up of journalists from outlets including the Washington Post, Bloomberg and Chicago Tribune.

The news team serves the subscribers of CoStar Group, the world’s leading provider of information and marketing solutions for the commercial real estate industry. CoStar continues to win multiple awards including one of Forbes most innovative companies (2017) and Fortune’s fastest growing companies (2020). We are a NASDAQ listed company with a market cap of over US$30B and sit alongside other notable names such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.


  • Demonstrate an ability to break news and produce engaging features and trend stories for an audience of commercial real estate professionals
  • Cultivate and manage a bench of knowledgeable sources and expert contributors
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of current affairs and commercial real estate news by reading key publications, looking for opportunities to help CoStar stand apart
  • Follow generally accepted journalism ethics and standards to report the facts, including a commitment to truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality
  • Use readership and social media data to gain a better understanding of the news our readers are most interested in to help shape future coverage
  • Follow generally accepted journalism ethics and standards to report the facts, including a commitment to truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality


  • Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, communications, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience reporting and writing for a daily business journal or publication
  • 1+ year of experience reporting and writing within the commercial real estate or property markets
  • Candidates are required to submit portfolio of work supporting above listed experience


  • Results oriented with a proven ability to prioritize, drive and achieve results while working to deadlines under pressure
  • Comfort with digital media, with a creative flair for images and other visual content to accompany reports
  • Proven ability to uncover breaking news
  • Solid web headline and story writing skills, with a command of AP Style and a knowledge of SEO and social media best practices
  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated interest in the commercial real estate industry


Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.

Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability.

Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace;, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.


Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines.

In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes, as well as Segways and bikes available for use during the day
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group:

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply. However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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