The Role: Are you an experienced business journalist with a passion for breaking news, uncovering market-moving trends and writing quick stories and in-depth projects alike? We are seeking a talented senior reporter to cover the U.S. financial technology space. As a member of one of the highest-profile teams in our global newsroom, you would cover the fintech and payments space, with a particular focus on the digital transformation of the banking industry, payments firms like PayPal and how regulators are keeping up with disruptive change. This position is perfect for a self-starter who wants ownership of one of the most exciting beats in business journalism.
The Location: Charlottesville, Va.; New York City; Washington, D.C. area; WFH considered
The Grade (for internal purposes only): GL10
The Team: Reporters and editors around the world collaborate to bring readers breaking news and in-depth reporting on the regulatory changes, M&A activity and business trends impacting the financial sector. We value creative thinking, teamwork, passion for news, curiosity and of course, stellar writing.
The Impact: Our readers are watching as fintech firms increasingly disrupt traditional banking models and regulatory regimes. Our stories dive in behind the headlines to inform decision-makers in the public and private sectors with analyses and data they can't find elsewhere.
What's in it for you: - Ownership of a fast-paced, dynamic beat with a growing, engaged reader base: One day you might be hustling to follow up on a $30 billion merger in the payments industry, the next exploring whether online lenders are making riskier loans than their traditional bank counterparts. - Grow your source base and industry knowledge by attending conferences and events around the country. - Use our unmatched data to tell stories while working closely with in-house data journalists and subject matter authorities. - Opportunities to collaborate with, lead and mentor other reporters and team members. - Be part of a global team of journalists and editors passionate about news.
Responsibilities: - Break news on fintech firms. - Write follow-up stories on merger activity and major company developments. - Track developments at major financial regulatory bodies related to fintech. - Juggle multiple assignments with different publication timelines. - Write spot coverage of breaking news, earnings and regulatory developments. - Craft data-driven stories on the trends shaping the fintech and digital banking space. - Brainstorm ideas to build our coverage in collaboration with editors and data journalists.
Basic Qualifications: - Excellent writing skills - 4+ years of business journalism experience - Openness to editorial feedback - Drive to beat the competition to the big stories
Preferred Qualifications: - 2+ years covering financial technology - Understanding of M&A transactions and capital markets - Experience with data analysis
20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)
Job ID: 259139 Posted On: 2021-02-04 Location: New York, New York, United States