Business Insider seeks media reporter
Business Insider is looking for an experienced reporter to cover media.
The media world is undergoing major flux. The dominance of Google and Facebook is forcing onetime media giants like Time Warner to combine with AT&T, CBS and Viacom. Media companies like NBCU and Disney are battling the likes of Amazon and Netflix for people’s attention. The reckoning is coming for heavily funded digital media companies like Vice Media and BuzzFeed.
Here are some examples of stories Business Insider has covered in this area: the inside story of how Mic blew through $60 million and ended up selling for $5 million; how direct-to-consumer brands are forcing TV companies like NBCUniversal and CBS to change their business models; the scoop on a secret meeting by Verizon Media with top ad agency execs.
Business Insider is looking for someone who can unpack and advance the trends facing media, break news on the beat and get the inside scoop on what’s going on inside media companies as they figure out this new world.
The job requires traditional beat reporting, investigative work and analysis. The successful candidate will spend a lot of time with media insiders and agencies, and will be comfortable as the face of Business Insider inside that industry, on panels and at industry conferences.
Business Insider is seeking:
• someone with knowledge of the media business
• someone who can work quickly and independently
• someone whose spelling, punctuation and headline-writing are impeccable
• someone who is interested in using different formats (lists, charts, narratives) to tell stories in the most effective way
• someone who thinks the way advertising is usually covered in newspapers and trade mags is criminally boring
This is a full-time position based in Manhattan.