NY Times seeks trade reporter in DC
The Washington Bureau and Business Day of The New York Times are looking for a reporter to cover trade in the Trump administration.
You would be expected to break news on this fast-moving beat, focusing on the dramatic changes proposed to trade agreements. You would collaborate with reporters across the U.S. and the world to illustrate the impact of the changes.
You should be a proven news breaker who can also turn around enterprise stories quickly, as well as deliver in-depth reporting.
You should be able to write well and fast, develop sources and juggle multiple stories at once. A working knowledge of trade issues and economics is a plus, as well as experience covering Washington.
Applicants should be collaborative and creative and come to the job with the experience, whether in newspapers, magazines or online, to hit the ground running.
Editor position: Applicants should submit a résumé, examples of previous work, and a memo outlining their vision for the job to email@example.com. The memo is the most important part of the application.
Some questions to wrestle with for your memo:
- What audiences should we be focusing on?
- How will our coverage fit into their lives, and how will they experience it?
- How will we distinguish our coverage from other journalism in this space?
- What will be the main vehicles for the coverage? Features? News?
- What stories are we willing not to do?
Reporter positions: Applicants should submit a résumé and examples of previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put the job you’re applying for — Trade reporter — in the subject line of your email.