International Business Times seeks reporter
The International Business Times is looking for a driven reporter to aggressively cover breaking news and enterprise stories as a social justice beat reporter.
This reporter will dig into the Black Lives Matter social justice movement while also staying on top of other civil rights issues, including prison reform, LGBT rights and other news events as needed as a new White House administration takes shape. Racism, ethnicity, business and economics are all part of this beat. Stories will help shape the national conversation on inequality, race and law enforcement reform with revealing interviews, data and exclusive reports.
The ideal candidate has a history of covering social justice, politics, business or other hard news stories. They must be able to quickly cover breaking news alerts within a few minutes, while also juggling longform stories that feature important facts and hard to forget ledes. Strong digital journalism skills, including SEO, are essential.
- Identify and develop stories that have impact
- Write multiple news stories throughout the day under tight deadlines for national and international audiences
- Work with editor to develop a beat of national and international interest
- Aggressively cultivate sources and pursue smart analysis
- Solid news judgment
- Polished writing
- High standards of editorial integrity
- Ambitious, accurate and resourceful
- At least 1-4 years of newsroom experience
- Authorization to work in the U.S. is mandatory
The position is based in New York City. If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume and clips to Cristina Silva at C.silva@ ibtimes.com.