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Crain’s New York Business, an award-winning publication that covers power, money and property in New York City, is hiring a politics reporter. We are looking for an ambitious and independent-minded journalist who can develop exclusive leads and leverage established relationships with the major players in New York City and Albany.
The politics reporter should be comfortable working with campaign finance and other publicly available data, as well as filing Freedom of Information requests to bring a vigilant eye to public spending and official decision-making. The politics reporter will be comfortable interviewing powerful people, working with sources at City Hall, pursuing news with creative angles that speak to Crain’s audience, and showing why and how policy is relevant to our readers. Because so many beats overlap with politics (real estate, health care, finance, climate, tech, transportation), the politics reporter should be able to work well on a team and be willing to contribute ideas and information to colleagues on the news desk.
The ideal candidate will have experience pitching and writing daily stories on the activities of the mayor, City Council, the state Legislature, New York’s congressional representatives, and major agencies at the city and state levels. The candidate will also have experience breaking news, covering elections and writing long-form articles about people and policies that affect how New York does business.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Pitching and writing daily news stories
• Covering breaking news
• Fact-checking and research using various databases
• Writing in-depth features
• Identifying trends that could make for interesting events and panel discussions
• Keeping tabs on the calendar of events for major happenings within politics and government
• Experience writing and reporting for a news outlet
• Established sources within New York politics and government
• Knowledge of New York’s political currents and recent policy-making history
• Experience meeting daily deadlines
• Experience writing interesting feature articles in a conversational way
• A voracious news diet and appetite for New York City politics, technology, real estate and small business
• Prior knowledge of web publishing and using a content management system
We know there are candidates who won’t perfectly fit what we’ve described here and may have additional skills we haven’t mentioned. If you believe you can do a great job covering this beat, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
The politics reporter will be based in our New York City office and expected to work a hybrid schedule with in-office days.
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