Investopedia, a leading financial education website, is seeking a highly motivated and talented Corporate News Reporter to join a growing and dynamic news team. The position is based in our New York City office.
We’re looking for someone who is eager to cover the world of business, reporting on the financial performance of companies, their products and services and the executives who lead them. You’ll have the opportunity to cover everything from technology to manufacturing to the retail sector and beyond.
You will report and explain breaking corporate news developments quickly and accurately, as well as produce enterprise pieces that connect the dots and help readers more-fully understand what that news means for their wallets, their portfolios, and their families.
You should be mission-driven and inspired to play a vital role in delivering unique and actionable insights to Investopedia’s global audience in a fast-paced environment. You must also be dedicated to high journalistic standards and have strong reporting and writing skills.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced journalist with a passion for business reporting to grow their career in financial journalism.
Reporting: You will report on corporate news developments in real time; develop a deep understanding of various sectors through research and extensive sourcing; and conceptualize and execute coverage that helps readers understand how business news and trends could affect their financial decisions
Writing: You will write engaging and concise news articles and headlines that adhere to the Investopedia style and journalistic principles, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and comprehensibility. Much of the work that’s required will be done under tight deadlines.
Teamwork: You will coordinate with other members of the news team to cover the news that is most relevant to our readers. You will be asked on occasion to cover news that’s not directly related to business, so a broad interest in markets, economics and finance news is essential.
Financial Journalism Experience: 2-5 years demonstrable experience in financial journalism is ideal, preferably reporting on business or finance. Familiarity with financial terminology, concepts, and market dynamics is essential.
Reporting Skills: Proficient in conducting thorough research and gathering information from diverse sources, including financial statements, press releases, industry reports, market data and connections with executives and financial market participants. Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities are essential.
Writing Skills: Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce clear, accurate, and engaging news articles within tight deadlines. Strong command of grammar, punctuation, and Associated Press (AP) style.
Journalism Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field from an accredited university or college is preferred. Knowledge of and commitment to high journalism ethics and principles are essential.
Adaptability and Initiative: Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, adapting quickly to changing priorities. Proactive in identifying news opportunities and pitching story ideas.
If you are passionate about financial journalism, possess a strong desire to deliver accurate and compelling news stories, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you. Join the Investopedia news team and contribute to shaping the financial news landscape on the internet.